November 21, 2021, Guwahati: The Hon’ble Minister for Education Sri Kunga Nima Lepcha attended the North-East Education Ministers’ meeting on November 20, 2021 in Guwahati which was chaired by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Education Sri Dharmendra Pradhan.
The meeting was attended by the Education Ministers of all the North-Eastern States in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Sri Himanta Biswa Sarma.
During the conference of the North-Eastern Education Ministers later in the afternoon, the Hon’ble Minster Sri KN Lepcha mentioned about the achievements of the Government of Sikkim in the education sector. He also raised certain issues related to the central support in education sector and requested the central government to sanction more supports towards Samagra Shiksha, School Education, RUSA and Higher Education sectors.
While speaking during rhe conference, the Minister highlighted upon the initiatives of Sikkim like launching of NIPUN Sikkim, the Sikkim Chapter of NIPUN Bharat to achieve Foundational Literacy and Numeracy at primary level from Nursery to Class 3 in the age group of 3 to 9 years. He also mentioned about the progress made by Sikkim towards implementing the National Education Policy, 2020.
During the meeting, the Union Minister Sri Dharmendra Pradhan congratulated Sikkim for having performed much better in different verticals of the department which are much higher in the North-East and also some of them are much better than the national average.
In the North-Eastern Educational Conclave, the Additional Chief Secretary Sri GP Upadhyaya participated in the session for Higher Education and the State Project Director Samagra Shiksha and Director Elementary Education Sri Bhim Thatal participated in the discussion for School Education and implementation of the NEP, 2020.
Later in the evening, the Hon’ble Minister, Additional Chief Secretary and SPD attended a function hosted by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam.
(Press Release from Education Department, Government of Sikkim)