Dimapur, February 11 (NE): Manipur Education Minister, Shri Th Radheshyam called on his Nagaland counterpart, Shri Temjen Imna Along, on Monday, February Ten in Kohima and discussed the managerial and administrative challenges of Sainik Schools particularly of Northeastern states.
As per media report, the ministers had a common point to understand the social, political and financial issues facing the people of Northeastern states in education sector. It was arrived during discussion that the education ministers of both the neighbouring states would jointly host a conclave of all the education ministers of the region to comprehend the challenges in the education sector, with an objective of finding a modality to address the shortcomings collectively.
Radheshyam stated that there are many common issues in the region, including the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir, which requires special attention to bring the level of educational institutions and many institutes at par with other bigger resources states.Radheshyam, who called on Nagaland Chief Minister, Shri Neiphiu Rio on Sunday highlighted the financial difficulties of the small states in providing adequate infrastructure for the Sainik Schools. He also met Education Advisor of Nagaland, Shri KT Sukhalu.
While appreciating the initiatives of Radheshyam for bringing out relevant issues during the board of governors of Sainik School meeting held recently at New Delhi, Rio assured to extend all possible help to organise a conclave of all the education ministers of the Northeast states to understand the social, political and financial challenges in running educational institutions. Neiphiu Rio assured that he would write personal letters to all the chief ministers so that the central leadership can be collectively apprised of the prevailing unrest and the geographical terrains, which cannot be overcome in managing the most important faculty of education.
He also endorsed Radheshyam’s suggestion to seek a onetime grant for the construction of the basic infrastructure, including administrative blocks, dormitory for cadets and quarters for the administrative and academic staff of the Sainik Schools.
“All the Sainik Schools in the Northeast states face financial problems and the Union Ministry of Defence should own up the responsibility of the existing Sainik Schools, which is about 30 in number,” Rio had stated.