Wednesday, April 20, 2011

“Sikkim Darshan” program announced for school children by Sikkim CM Chamling

"Chief Minister felicitated by HRD Department"

Gangtok: The Chief Minister announced starting a special exposure program, “Sikkim Darshan” for the school students. “Let our students know the culture, heritage and the history of Sikkim and I am sure that this kind of exposure trip will help them better understand”, Dr Chamling said.
The Department of Human Resource Development today felicitated the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Pawan Chamling for his contribution towards educational advancement in the State. In the wake of media reports of favouritism in shoe tender process of HRDD, Chief Minister DR. Pawan Chamling on Sunday said that
Concerned by reports of irregularity in the timely supply school uniform and, shoes etc. to various Schools in the State, the Chief Minister today offered to allocate funds to individual School for procurement of books, uniforms and other facilities on their own.

Sikkim Chief Minister also expressed his dissatisfaction about the computers installed in different schools. “Reports are coming that the computers had stopped working and even the computer teachers are incompetent, I take the moral responsibility being the head of the state” he humbly added.

He strictly told the teachers not to indulge in any kind of politics. “If you want to do politics, resign from the post of teacher and I shall accept resignation” he said the gathering packed with principals and teachers who had come from all over Sikkim to attend the felicitation function.

Emphasizing that the school has to play a great role in controlling the drug menace he said the school has the right to expel the students if they are found abusing narcotics.

He also said that despite of persistent effort the goal of attending quality education in schools has yet not been achieved. There is need of serious discussions on the issue of imparting quality education and we want strong support from the civil society members”, he added.

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