FROM SIKKIM REPORTER
BY PRAKASH CHETTRI
Namchi: “The future of Sikkim lies in the hands of our students”, said the Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling and exhorted the students saying it is their responsibility to give the direction for Sikkim and lead the society and the state. Chief Minister was addressing the students of South District on July 25 at Ravangla in an orientation programme on quality and development.
CM further said that we have been very late in taking the path of education; moreover our students think that education is confined to seeking jobs not for the becoming successful, disciplined in their life on steady path of success. We want that in Sikkim students must be successful, capable and good citizens of our country. Urging the students to grow their potential he said that “imagination is more important than knowledge”, students much explore full imagination and never bring inferiority within themselves and never compare with others.
Chief Minister said that Sikkim is a leading state of our country; we have 82.2% literacy rate and targeted to make it 100%. He also stressed on skill development of the students.
“I want to make each and every student capable, skillful, hard working and good citizen who would possess the mindset of first world countries”, he said. Highlighting on the different schemes of government for the education Chief Minister said, “I have come to prepare each and every student mentally and encourage them to be the best”.
The programme was also addressed by Minister HRDD NK Pradhan who said the concept of education has been changed in Sikkim to give better and quality education for the students of Sikkim. He urges to all the students to know about their responsibility and opportunities brought by the government. The programme was alsdo addressed by Secretary HRDD CS Roa while programme was also attended by the Ministers, MLAs, Zilla Panchayats and Officers.
The colorful cultural programme was also been displayed by the students where Chief Minister rewarded them with 15,000 each to the schools for their beautiful performances. Earlier Chief Minister was also felicitated by the VC Ganju Lama Senior Secondary School.