Gangtok, 20th June 2022:
Education should not suffer at any cost with this thought Minister for Education Department Kunga Nima Lepcha distributed vehicles for remote area schools of four districts at his residence, VIP Colony, today.
Minister, Kunga Nima Lepcha said that it is perhaps the first time in the State that such an initiative has been taken under the leadership of the Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang. He stated that there may be many factors that can hinder learning factors related to education in remote areas and stable transportation is one of them. Therefore, the initiative to provide vehicles for remote area schools is important and will have an impact on creating a good and strong learning environment, he added.
He further said that such an initiative is like a reward measure to encourage long-term guidance at schools in remote areas, disentangling the effect of geographical factors on student and teacher performance to increase motivation.
Minister also wished all the principals and said that this initiative extended to the schools should be returned with utmost commitment to quality education with their sincere duty.
Principals of the following schools received the vehicles :
- EAST DISTRICT, Lok Nath Sharma, Government Senior Secondary School, Rolep
- NORTH DISTRICT, Paritosh Pathak, Government Senior Secondary School, Hee-Gyathang
- SOUTH DISTRICT, Prahlad Sharma, Government Senior Secondary School, Lingee
- WEST DISTRICT, Bidhya Pati Dhungel, Government Senior Secondary School, Khechuperi
Further, the Minister also interacted with all the principals regarding their respective schools and asked them to take explicit steps to engage themselves in delivering the best education that can accelerate impact and achieve high-scale interventions targeted at students in remote areas.
The programme had the presence of Principal Secretary, Education Department R Telang, Secretary Education Department DC Nepal, former Secretary Education Department Anil Raj Rai, Director HE/SE Hondala Gyaltsen, Principals and officers of Education Department.