Manipur Health Minister S Ranjan on Saturday directed all school students and staff to maintain Covid appropriate behaviour. He said the state government’s decision to resume physical classes for schools from Monday was considered after through consultation with various experts.
The health minister was speaking during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Sanaleibak Daily and Advance Printers cum Annual UNACCO School Meritorious Award 2022 at UNACCO School Meitram Campus in Imphal.
Dr Ranjan said that education is considered the most effective tool in making changes in the society, and stressed on the need to make education compulsory for each and every youth.
“The presence of a few brilliant students in a locality becomes meaningless if the remaining maximum youths are uneducated,” he said, adding, there is a need of educating every youth at least to the minimum standard for moving towards development.
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He pointed out that the education system in the state has improved a lot but there is still a need to explore the talents of the educated youths and apply them in the society.
Only education can fulfil the dreams of many to make Manipur “Sana Leibak,” (The land of gold) he added.
The minister also highlighted the roles of the parents and teachers in shaping the youths. It is the duty of every parent and teachers to prevent the children from getting influenced by any negative elements, he added.
The children’s minds are unsteady; they may easily get influenced by illicit drug uses or wrongful deeds through peer-pressure, he added.
As many as 95 students who secured above 60 per cent in the 10 and 12 examinations were given the meritorious award. The meritorious students hail from Meitram and Bamdiar, Imphal West including those students studying in other schools.
The function was also attended by vice-chancellor of MU proffessor N Lokendra Singh, UNACCO School chairman N Irabanta Singh, UNACCO School director Arup Kumar Mukhopadhyay among others.