ITANAGAR, Nov 16: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has officially declared open ’40 glorious years of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh” celebration here at Indira Gandhi park on Friday. VKV opened its first school in Sher in 1977.
The Chief Minister lauded the lifelong contributions made by teachers and life workers of VKV who took pains to open schools in remote areas of state when there were no basic public facilities. He said the state owes much to VKV for its vast pool of educated and qualified human resources. He assured that state govt will make every effort to strengthen the VKVs in Arunachal acknowledging that it had to operate on very poor financial conditions in earlier days.
Later the Chief Minister had brief interaction with the former teachers and life workers of VKV who were invited from their native states especially for the celebration.
Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra, A Balakrishnan, Chairman VKVAA Pritam Taffo and Secretary General VKVAA Pelbang Tayeng also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Balakrishnan called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu where he informed that Vivekananda Kendra will impart training to govt school teachers to improve their teaching proficiency. He said the course will commence next year and is aimed at improving the quality education in Arunachal.
The 3-day event organised by Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Alumni Association (VKVAA) is being attended by more than 300 former students, student delegates from various VKVs, former teachers and life workers and members from Vivekananda Kendra.