Mangan, 19 May [IPR]:
Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Leena Nair today made a visit to Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) at Swayem in North Sikkim.
She was accompanied by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Director Integrated Child Development Scheme [ICDS], Government of Sikkim along with District Collector [North], Karma R Bonpo, Joint Director, Social Welfare, Principal EMRS, Panchayats of Namok Syawem Gram Panchayat Unit and School Management Committee members.
The Secretary expressed her satisfaction with regard to the education being imparted in the school. In an interactive session held with the school teachers and students, she listened to the experiences and problems of the students. She also promised that all help will be rendered by the Central Government with regard to upgradation of the infrastructure of the school.
During the program, the DC put forth the school’s requirement of a multipurpose auditorium, sports stadium, science labs and additional hostel in the school premises.
The Secretary promised to look favourably into the demands and also directed that the project proposals for the same be sent to the Ministry through the State Government. The Secretary stated that there was need to implement water harvesting in the schools and she also spoke on gender equality.
EMRS Principal gave a brief report on the enrolment and education achievements of the school.