IMPHAL, November 14: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh handed over the newly constructed Kendriya Vidyalaya School at Lamphelpat after its inauguration to the teachers and students.
Speaking as the chief guest, CM Ibobi said the state government constructed the building of the Vidyalaya on its own without waiting for funds from the Centre as education can’t wait and be pursued later when one has money.
The government constructed the building with its own fund so that students don’t have to lose their academic calendar, he added.
Appealing the officials of the Vidyalaya to produce good students who can usher in a peaceful and prosperous society, the Chief Minister gave the promise of upgrading all the roads leading to the school into all weather roads by March next year.
Schools are often comparable to temples, he pointed out, and adding what could one gain by setting ablaze such institutions.
He expressed his wish for those responsible to learn from the incident and never indulge in any evil actions in the future.
Deputy CM Gaikhangam who presided over the function said there are no such thing as Centre and State when it comes to education.
The educational institution is meant for the students of this State, he said, adding that’s the reason why the State government constructed the school anew.
A model school doesn’t mean only the infrastructure of the school as every student in that school must be model students, he stressed.
It must be recalled here that the state government constructed the building of the Vidyalaya anew in no time so that students didn’t have to lose their academic calendar after the earlier Vidyalaya building was set ablaze on the intervening night of May 7 and 8 this year.
During the handing over ceremony of the Vidyalaya building, Education minister M Okendro Singh and RD & PR minister Francis Ngajokpa were also in attendance as guests of honour. Various high ranking officials of the state government and guardians of the students were also present in the occasion.