[ Karyir Riba ]
ROING, Mar 4: The dream of having a quality educational institute (school) in Dibang Valley district will soon become a reality with the central nod for opening a Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) at Anini.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on 15 December, 2017 wrote to the Arunachal Pradesh chief secretary, presenting the VKV proposal for Rs 15 crore, thanks to endless efforts by Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS).
According to the Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS), the main force behind establishment of the school, said: “The VKVs have since its inception been imparting quality education by adopting ideals of great philosopher and humanist Swami Vivekananda all over the country. The endeavors of the Kendra, centred on the idea of ‘Men making and nation building’ has made the Idu Mishmi community aspire strongly for a VKV as it only can fulfil the long cherished dream of quality education in a remote place like Anini.”
With this belief, the apex body of the community, first approached the secretary of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust (VKVAPT) on 23 January, 2017 requesting establishment of a VKV at Anini, followed by a second approach on 5 March, 2017.
The VKVAPT took heed to the proposal and wrote back to the IMCLS on 8 April, 2017, informing about the prerequisites of starting a new school.
After meetings with the people of Anini and the DA, followed by site visits, the IMCLS wrote to the Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner for ‘No Objection Certificate’ for establishment of a VKV on 27 June, 2017. On 18, September, 2017, the DC wrote to the secretary of VKVAPT informing about the availability of the required land at Anini.
Finally, on 15 December, 2017, the Ministry of Home Affairs wrote to the chief secretary, presenting the VKV proposal for Rs 15 crore, taking the dreams of quality education in the district a step closer.
The quality of education in the district has always been a matter of concern, and acute shortage of teachers in the schools is contributing to it.
Reportedly, the literacy rate of Dibang Valley district is only 42.24% as compared to the state’s (65.38%) and the country’s (74.04%) literacy rate.
The IMCLS has appreciated the cooperation and support from all spheres for the success of their pet project.
They have expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, former Director Higher and Technical Education Joram Begi, Secretary Planning Joram Beda, Secretary VKV Dibrugarh, MLA (Anini) Rajesh Tacho, Deputy Commissioner Tamune Miso, Anini ZPC Dipen Molo and the general public of Anini for their initiative and whole- hearted support for establishment of the school.
[ Karyir Riba ]