Arunachal: Govt committed to introduce e-education says CM Tuki

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Pasighat, February 17: At the inaugural function of the Golden Jubilee celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC), Pasighat on Monday, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki lauded about the opportunities that Arunachal has in terms of education.
Tuki said that Arunachal's Pasighat is the epicenter of education and the government has established state university, polytechnic college, IT college, Horticulture college and Agriculture college, private university etc successfully at Pasighat to promote higher education.

Tuki said the state Govt is committed to introduce e-Education in Itanagar and Pasighat in first phase with the help of Google to impart internationally compatible education at the doorsteps.
The priority for the state government is to create new avenues and opportunities for the youth and for which government has accorded utmost priority with hydropower generation, he said.
“JNC is pride of the state with its 50 years of vibrant academic voyage, witnessing spectacular achievements.” Tuki said while lauding the JNC for Grade “A” accreditation from NAAC and UGC recognition as the “College with Potential for Excellence.
“Fifty years is a long period in history of any institution. That you have traveled this long distance with such great commitment, with such great devotion to the academic values is a tribute to founding father of your institution Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru who had the vision to create this great institution of learning and empowerment of Arunachal”.
Informing about Arunachal Vision-2030, Tuki said the document would encompass six broad areas- enabling infrastructure, economic potential, social sectors, social harmony, border development and resource mobilization and contain both long-term and medium-term strategies to accelerate the development process, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.
Three committees are being constituted to identify challenges, set targets and work out a detailed development strategy for the Vision document, these are a Cabinet Committee, a Committee of Secretaries and a Committee of Experts. These committees will firm up the framework and prepare a draft vision document within six months after consultations, field visits and also incorporating public opinion at the village, block, district and state level.
The committees will also propose a comprehensive institutional mechanism to achieve the targets assigned in the vision document,” he added. Tuki also urged all to avail optimum benefits under CM’s Universal Health Insurance scheme.
Appreciating the East Siang ABK (WW) for their exemplary endeavors to make the society drugs-free, Tuki exhorted that the women members should spread the message of drug de-addiction everywhere, be it home, school or workplace and make aware the people to get rid of this menace and elimination of it from the society.
The CM assured to sanction Rs. 5 crore for construction of boys hostel in addition to providing two busses for the college fraternity.
Attending as the guest of honour, Education Minister Tapang Taloh said that the State government has embarked upon development initiatives in four core areas as natural resource development, human resource development, infrastructure development and institutional development for sustainable and balanced growth to attain the target of Inclusive Growth.
Education is a challenging sector. We have to keep pace with the newer developments emerging worldwide and adopt the things that are suitable to our context and compatible with our resources. The UGC, NCTE, AICTE and other bodies at the central level are sensitive to such needs are doing their best to bring about changes for better performances of higher educational institutes.
But, at the same time, we in our state have to keep preparedness to cope with the changes and reforms. I believe, higher education cannot compromise with quality. Higher education has to be of global standard. We cannot take excuses that we have limited resources; hence our quality of knowledge would be limited.
Taloh informed that Rs 4 crores have already been approved by the Chief Minister for construction of new administrative and academic blocks, toilets for boys and girls, computers etc.
Minister for Women & Child Development, Wanglin Lowangdong and MP Ninong Ering, Parliamentary Secretary for Home Likha Saaya also spoke in the function.
Principal JNC T Talom presented a development report of the college.
Earlier, CM Tuki felicitated the alumnae and faculties of the college.The celebration would continue for six days and various activities like painting, debate, dance, fashion show, football, volleyball, songs, model making etc would be part of the celebration.
Among others, Parliamentary Secretary for Industries Tatung Jamoh, MLAs Kento Rina, Kaling Moyong, Pani Taram, DC Nidhi Srivastava and former minister Bosiram Siram were present in the inaugural function.

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