Meghalaya CM inaugurates new building of Mt. Sinai School in Tura
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, on Saturday, inaugurated the new building of Mt. Sinai Secondary School at Tura in West Garo Hills.
The new building was constructed at an estimated cost of ₹ 2 cr, funded under the Supporting Human Capital Development of the Asian Development Bank.
As part of the project, seven new classrooms were constructed, including the Science lab, library, computer room, digital classroom, arts and craft room, and girls activity room.
It also included the instalment of Computer Equipment, Digital Classrooms, Furniture, Teacher & Subject Expert Training, Meghalaya School Improvement Plan, Digital Library & Books, Science Lab Equipment.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Chief Minister underscored the importance of skill-based learning.
“Government commits to tap the potential of the youth. With this objective in mind, the State Government has come up with the youth policy wherein the core component is to enable that every youth in the state is given an opportunity to hone their skills and talent of their choice," he said.
He further said that the Meghalaya Government is set to roll out the “One Skill, One talent” programme for the youth to give them a platform to invest in the sector they prefer to take up as a career.
“We plan to channelise the energy of the youth through the youth policy. This is an important task ahead for the government and, we are systematically working to achieve this target,” Sangma said.
Talking about holistic education by ensuring proper infrastructure and learning environment, he said, “We need to instil values in young people and bring them up to become responsible citizens of society."
He also reiterated the ambitious programme of the government to upgrade about 800 LP schools across Meghalaya.
“We have identified lower primary schools across Meghalaya, wherein up-gradation of infrastructure will begin soon," he added.
The chief minister also informed the gathering about the various infrastructure development interventions taken up by the government like the proposed project to give Tura a facelift, which also included the state-of-the-art PA Sangma Stadium, District Museum, and the Tribal Research Institute.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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