Shillong,Feb 26 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister D D Lapang has termed the establishment of the seventh Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in the state as a landmark in the road map of educational institutions in the state.
Mr Lapang, speaking after the foundation stone laying ceremony of the JNV at Mawphlang yesterday, lauded the Hima Mawphlang for donating the land for setting up the school.
The National Policy on Education, 1986, provides for the establishment of a Navodaya in each district of the country.
The total numbers of JNVs in the country is 516 with over 1.40 lakh students.
JNVs have been opened in all the seven districts of the state.
The JNV Mawphlang, established in October last year, was at present functioning from a temporary site given by the Block Development Officer and Hima Mawphlang.
The total student strength at present is 78 and it is affiliated to the Central Board of School Education (CBSE), New Delhi.
Among others who spoke on the occasion were Deputy Chief Minister Donkupar Roy, J A Lyngdoh, MLA, Chief Secretary P J Bazeley and Deputy Commissioner East Khasi Hills District D P Wahlang.
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