Updated on 31 Oct 2021, 4:26 pm
A premiere presentation of shumang leela (courtyard play) based on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 called ‘Ereipakkidamak’ was held at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound on Sunday.
The play is produced under the sponsorship of the Department of Education (S).
Attending the function as chief guest, Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen appealed to the people of the state to enroll their wards in government schools so that the schools could become more useful by imparting quality teaching skills.
He said that government school teachers are academically qualified and had pursued teachers’ training as well. But their knowledge has become defunct like a blunt knife due to not utilising effectively in the absence of students in their respective schools.
Parents usually face immense financial hardships to educate their children as the economy of the state is poor. Considering this, the state government is putting tireless efforts to improve the deplorable condition of the government schools by implementing programmes like 'School Fagathansi Mission’, he added.
In comparison to past few years, government schools have improved tremendously and parents should enroll their children in government schools to lower their financial burden, Rajen appealed.
He also explained on NEP 2020 and assured to implement it effectively so that the state could get the benefit of the policy.
The programme was also attended by Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Letpao Haokip; Agriculture and Tourism Minister O Lukhoi; CAF and PD Minister Th Satyavrata; and Education commissioner M Harekrishna as president and guests of honour respectively.