Education must create job opportunities: Th Radheshyam

Education Minister Th Radheshaym opined that the objective of education is not just to increase literacy rate in the state but to also create job opportunities. One must pursue education not just to get government jobs but to create jobs and opportunities for others as well.

The Annual Day Celebration 2017–2018 of Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS), Mantripukhri IGAR (South) was held at its Mantripukhri campus on Wednesday.

Speaking as chief guest of the function, Radheshyam appealed to educated people of the state to become entrepreneurs and provide job opportunities to others. One must identify and prioritise the problems and bring viable solutions that are beneficial to the society, he added.

The minister contended that education is the key to finding the answers to all the problems, while adding that it must have a holistic approach to nurture the young minds-the future of nation, so that they are capable of solving social issues. Education imparted today should be relevant, he added.

Describing the family as the first and foremost place where a child receives informal education, the minister said that a child learns the most essential lessons of life in the family.

Life is the best school and experiences are the best teachers that one can have, he added.

Pointing out that securing high marks is only a small part of education, he maintained that students should be provided with an all inclusive approach towards education to prepare them to learn to live a meaningful life and also to let others live a meaningful life.

Radheshyam further lauded the Assam Rifles for their contributions in the field of development of the North East states and for extending all possible help in times of natural disaster and in maintaining peace and order in the region.

He also said that it is of immense delight to learn that the Assam Rifles has been providing education with an all-round approach in every nook and corner of the state, providing basic facilities for students with special needs.

Although AR employees set up schools in hill regions so as to provide education to their children, he informed that 60 per cent of the students studying in ARPS are from Imphal and its surrounding areas. The school is also providing residential facility to 26 students, he added.

Stating that AR's holistic approach towards education is meant to establish a wave of unity amongst the people, Radheshyam assured that the centre and state would extend its help wherever it can. He further suggested nomination of a nodal officer for a tie-up between the school and Principal Secretary (Education) for implementing the various schemes under RTE.

The function was also attended by ARPS principal Alka Jain; ARPS patron VSM IGAR (South) Major General Virender Singh and ARPS Chairman IGAR (South) Deputy IG Brig RK Singh along with officials, teachers and students of the school.

During the function, prizes were also distributed along with presentation of vibrant and colourful cultural programmes by students of the school.

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