Shillong, May 19: “School is very important for everyone, it is the source of development in every sphere of activities”, said Smti Deborah C. Marak, Meghalaya Minister for School Education and Literacy who attended the two separate functions for laying of foundation stones of school buildings for Ambrose Memorial School at Khliehriat and Byndihati Secondary School at Byndihati.
Smti Deborah C. Marak lauded the school authorities and the Managing Committee for their great initiatives to ensure the smooth functioning of the school at the same time to avail development for the school. She also said the Government with all its effort is selecting Two Blocks in each District for availing financial assistance for construction of new school buildings. She also informed that the Ambrose Memorial School, Khliehriat is availing Rs. 1.68 Crores and the Byndihati Secondary School, Byndihati Rs. 1.75 Crores. She also said that both the financial assistance is sanctioned by the ASEAN Development Bank supporting Human Capital Development with the subject to improve education and to have a conducive environment.
Smti Marak informed the public that through this project, more facilities will be given to the students and the teachers which will include new classrooms, computer classroom, separate toilets for boys and girls, teachers training room, digital class and smart class. She also hoped that with the new infrastructures, a better quality of education can be taken up so that student’s of these schools are competent with the rest of the state.
Shri Justine Dkhar, local MLA and founding member of the Ambrose Memorial School, Khliehriat briefed about the history of the school. He said that the school was established in the year 2000 and upgraded to the Secondary level in 2006. Speaking on the occasion at Byndihati, he lauded the founding members who are the village elders for having a vision to build a school for their children thirty years ago in which the school stands as it is today.
Shri M. S. Lhuid, Deputy Commissioner, East Jaintia Hills District and Shri Ambrose Ch Marak, Director of School Education and Literacy also spoke on the occasion. (MIPR)