Education minister visits Rongneck school

Education minister visits Rongneck school
Fri, Nov 1, 2019

GANGTOK,: The State Education department celebrated the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to mark the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today across the State.
A special programme was held at Rongneck secondary school where Education minister Kunga Nima Lepcha administered the Rashtriya Ekta pledge to the officers, teachers and students present in the school.
The minister was accompanied by Education additional chief secretary G.P. Upadhyaya, Samagra Shiksha State project director Bhim Thatal, School Education director Hondala Gyaltsen and other officers from east district, a press release informs.
While interacting with the students and the staff members of the school, the minister appreciated the initiatives taken by the schools. He also interacted with the school the schools about the requirements and possible support to be extended.
The Education minister and ACS also interacted with the press representatives of India Today who have come to cover some programmes of the Education department. The India Today representatives were happy to know that Rongneck secondary school is a ‘waste bin-free school’ where the children and the staff members bring their own bags to collect waste and take back without dumping the garbage in the school premises, the release informs.
The team further visited Chongeytar primary school where the minister and the officers visited the classrooms, interacted with the students and visited the school mid-day meal and kitchen garden. Chongeytar primary school is known for its being ‘pocket money-free school’ as the students are not allowed to carry pocket money in order to stop them from buying junk food and consuming those. The mid-day meal is said to be supplementing the needs of the children and there is no need for them to go for junk food in the school premises.
In another programme, the Education department took part in Run for Unity from Chintan Bhawan to Titanic Park in Gangtok. Similar other programmes were organized and Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was observed in the schools across the State.

 


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