Students donate blood during DESAM foundation day


IMPHAL, January 3: The 12th foundation day of Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) was held at Central Hall, GP Women’s College today.

M Okendro, minister of education, CAF and PDS was the chief guest, WM Islauddin, president of DESAM was the president and Keisham Meghachandra, Parliamentary Secretary of MI and CADA, Prof RK Hemakumar, dean of students’ welfare, Manipur University and Y Chandrasakhi, Principal GP Women’s College were the guests of honour.

After 300 students had donated blood, Okendro praised them asserting that the blood donation camp has great significance. The camp was organised jointly by RIMS and JNIMS.

The minister further said that though the state is very small and many times misunderstanding have arose between the government and student organizations. Faith should be put on the value of discussion in solving all the problems that crop up in keeping the welfare of the state above others, he said. Okendro added that many student organizations are making immense contribution in bringing development in the stated and added that results of their efforts will be visible after some years.

There are hindrances in completion of 1400 schools under SSA due to several disturbances. The government has its own shortcomings but the co-operation of the people is very much needed to get rid of the obstructions, he stated. He said the selection of teachers will be carried out in pursuance of the UGC guidelines and schools with anomaly in numbers of students in attendance and those appearing examinations will be checked. He also announced that four new model colleges and other regular colleges will be opened in different parts of Manipur.   

And also properly works under RUSA to bring development in the state for higher education. And also Under RTE Acts it will look after the private school and checks that the school follow the guideline or not and if not follow then the particular school will have derecognized.

The development of higher education will be pursued in adherence to the policy for RUSA and private schools who do not stick to the RTE Act will face derecognition.

Meghachandra said today’s students are tomorrow’s national builder. Urging the students to maintain discipline, he said students can bring development and development will bring quality education.


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