Khandu advocates for establishment of more colleges

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Itanagar, Nov 24 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has stressed on the need for establishing more colleges so that students of the state could pursue higher education.

Speaking on the occasion of 30 years completion of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas (VKV) here yesterday, the Chief Minister, while lauding the glorious three-decade service of VKVs in the educational sector, asked it to open colleges in addition to 24 schools at present for enabling the students of the state to pursue higher education.

''When we emphasise upon education, we need to ensure that every amenity is being provided to the teaching community and the academic institutions so that the basic motive of quality education is achieved,'' he said.

He also assured to extend all possible help from the state government's end.

Lamenting the low literacy rate of the state, the Chief Minister called upon all sections of the society to strive together to enhance the existing literacy rate.

He categorically urged the teachers of the government-run schools to instill discipline and sincerity among the students in line of the VKVs which, according to him, was the only means to improve the education quality.

''My government is aware how important education and health are for any kind of development,'' Mr Khandu said, adding without proper education development was of no meaning.

On the occasion, four teachers were felicitated for their relentless service to the VKVs for last 25 years.

With the theme ''Samartha Arunachal Samartha Bharat'', the VKVs Arunachal Pradesh trust yesterday tried to bring about Samarth Arunachal in the venue as thousands of spectators, parents, officers could not stop applauding on the performance of young students of VKVs.

Whether it be the thrilling gymnastics or lezim display, loud applause roared throughout the Indira Park, when around 748 students collectively displayed the band.

Dumbbell, pole and rope malkhamb, yogasana were other attractions of the day-long programme.

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