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DoHE hosts interaction programme of NCMEI at Chumoukedima


Education is the important instrument for inclusive growth: Singh

KOHIMA, JUNE 3: The Department of Higher Education, Government of Nagaland, today (June 3) hosted an Interaction Programme of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) and the State Competent Authorities and representatives of Minority Educational Institutions of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim at Niathu Resort, Chumoukedima.
In his address, Union Minister of State for education Dr. RR Singh said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many schemes like Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY has been launched for entire North East Region.
He said that that education is the important instrument for inclusive growth and education serves as an engine for development of everyone.
He mentioned that Article 30 Clause 1 gives religion and linguistic minority a fundamental right to establish and set up their own Institution.
He encouraged to take this opportunity to set up institutions to ensure quality and easy accessibility to education.
Till date, 6 communities in India are recognised as Minorities in India, Singh said.
He appreciated the Missionary Schools for imparting knowledge in the remote areas.
The Union Minster also mentioned that National Education Policy 2020 was brought about with an agenda for sustainable development and making educational institution more holistic to bring out capability of students.
He also encouraged the participants to be prepared for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and learning regional language.
Further, Singh urged the participants to come up with creative ideas to improve education system.
NCMEI Chairman Justice Narendra Kumar Jain spoke on the right to free education.
He encouraged participants to work on bringing Below Poverty Line (BPL) children to school.
He also challenged the participants to have knowledge about the Education Policy and act on it.
Government of India is working on bringing 100% enrolment by 2030, he said
Jain was of the opinion that a country is respected if its economy is strong and rooted strongly.
As per statistics, 50% of Indian population is religious minorities, he said.
Commissioner & Secretary for Higher & Technical Education. Anenla T Sato thanked the Union Minister for choosing Nagaland to conduct the programme and for bringing many changes by the Minister and appreciated his works.
She also thanked the Jain Community for running SD Jain educational institutions in Nagaland and imparting quality education.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Kevileno Angami, Commissioner & Secretary for School Education & SCERT, Nagaland.
About 200 delegates attended the programme.
(Page News Service)