Shillong, June 14: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma on Friday inaugurated a school building of the Mohan Massar U.P School at Mawprem here.
Education Minister, Lakhmen Rymbui, West Shillong MLA, Mohendro Rapsang, Executive Member of the KHADC, Paul Lyngdoh and other dignitaries were present.
The school building with eight classrooms was built by the Round Table India through its Shillong chapter and Shillong Ladies Circle. This flagship program of Round Table India is known as “Freedom through Education” wherein they provide educational infrastructural for the under privileged children.
The Chief Minister in his address said that the nearly 25,000 students who did not pass the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examinations must have been subjected to physiological difficulties.
He therefore called upon the society, government and all stakeholders to come together to improve the quality of education while lauding the Round Table India for funding the school building.
He said that the collective effort of the Round Table India and the government is an example “which shows what can be achieved when we come together.”
The Chief Minister also admitted challenges in the Education sector like no drinking water or electricity in schools, poor pass percentage, dilapidated buildings and things are not as good as it should be.
“Education is like the blood in a body and when the blood in the system is not proper, every single organ in the body is affected and it is upon the quality of this blood that will determine a healthy body,” he said.
Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said that the initiative of the Round Table is an example for other NGOs to go for collective collaboration for a good cause.
Rymbui urged teachers of the school to work harder in increasing the enrollment while suggesting the Round Table to also consider the needs of differently-abled students.
On the occasion, the Executive Member KHADC, Paul Lyngdoh handed a cheque of one lakh rupees to the school.
Area Vice Chairman, Round Table, Robin Agarwala, Chairman, Shillong Round Table, Vikram Singhania, and Chairperson, Ladies Circle, Gunjan Singhania also spoke on the occasion.