Arunachal govt declares 2021 as ‘Year of Education’ on I-Day; plans to boost entrepreneurship and sports
The Arunachal Pradesh government, on the occasion of the country’s 75th Independence Day, has declared 2021 as the ‘Year of Education’.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, while addressing a gathering, said, “Our ‘Mission Shiksha’ would aim at radical improvement in quality of education through all possible interventions including infrastructure up-gradation, training, technological interventions, human resource management, and monitoring and evaluation.” He added, “Focus will also be given on teacher’s training and digital initiatives.”
CM Khandu also stressed on the need to boost entrepreneurship in the state and said that the government intends to support 250 start-ups over the next five years. “We are entering an era where job seekers will become job creators and create wealth for themselves, society, and for the benefit of the state,” he said. “A seed capital through financial institutions has been extended to 1271 SHGs with Rs 1 Lakh per group,” said Khandu in a tweet. Also Read: Arunachal CM Pema Khandu to APSSB: Conduct fixed schedule of exams
To give all the necessary fillip to sportspersons in the state, he said that the government is looking at setting up 52 small Khelo India Centres with a focus on sports such as athletics, archery, badminton, football, table tennis, weightlifting, and boxing, among others.
The Arunachal government has declared the Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy at Chimpu as Khelo India State Centre of Excellence.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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