Updated 14 May 2022, 6:24 pm
The state government will give emphasis on including the local context in educational syllabus under National Education Policy to promote Manipuri indigenous culture and tradition, Manipur Education Minister Th Basanta announced on Friday.
He was speaking at the felicitation of Padma Shri Awardee (2022) of Manipur and book release function held at the Central Hall of DM College of Science, Imphal.
Discipline in all fields is highly important in bringing development in the state besides education, he said.
Under the new National Education Policy, 30 per cent of local context could be included in the educational syllabus, he mentioned. With the inclusion of local context in educational syllabus, the indigenous culture and tradition of Manipur can be promoted, he added.
To include local context in the educational syllabus, a meeting was also conducted at CM secretariat with the participation of Chief Minister N Biren Singh and officials of SCERT, NCERT and others on Thursday, said Basanta.
With different schemes and policies, he assured to bring a change in the education sector. There are issues of shortage of teachers in the state and to resolve the issue, rationalisation of posting for teachers is necessary, he said. To bring quality education, there will be no corruption while recruiting teachers and in posting and transfer.
He further said the youths of the state are well talented and have much potential, and discipline and dedication is highly necessary to succeed in life.
As a part of the programme, three Padma Shri awardees, 2022 - Konsam Ibomcha, Lourembam Bino Devi and Moirangthem Muktamani Devi - were also felicitated.
Kondam Ibomcha had received Padma Shri in recognition of his distinguished services in Arts, of preserving the century-old dying art of Laiphadabi (doll) making.
Lourembam Bino Devi was also rewarded the same in recognition her work to revive the dying appliqué art of Manipur called ‘Leeba’, which art is used in making ‘Monmai’, a decorative circular appliqué art piece used in covering both ends of a Manipuri traditional bolster pillow. Moiranthem Muktamani Devi had received the said award in trade and industry for making woollen knitted shoes.
Speaking on the occasion, Ibomcha appreciated the Government of India for honouring them with Padma Shri award in promotion of the dying traditional arts. He expressed that if the state government takes necessary steps by providing cash awards to the awardees, then the state may achieve more awards.
Muktamani highlighted the need to motivate the talented youths of Manipur and urged the government to take up necessary steps in this regard besides other policies.
During the programme, a book titled ‘Women Entrepreneurs and Atmanirbhar Manipur’ was released.
The book is edited by assistant professor, head of department of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional campus, Manipur, Shukhdeba Sharma Hanjabam; assistant professor Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University late Aheibam Koireng Singh and founder of Ya_All Sadam Hanjabam.
First published:14 May 2022, 1:41 am
NEPNational education policyManipuri traditionTh BasantaManipuri indigenous culture