Sikkim state government will be setting up an Education Reform Commission to draw a comprehensive policy keeping in mind the new National Education Policy. The announcement was made by the Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on the occasion of the Independence Day celebration.
On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day celebration after hoisting the National Flag at Manan Bhawan the Chief Minister praised the new National Education Policy approved by the Central Government stating that the NEP provides an overarching vision and comprehensive framework for the school and higher education sectors students.
Reform commission based on NEP
Sikkim state government will be setting up the Sikkim Education Reform Commission to draw a comprehensive policy and strategy as per the National Education Policy 2020. Along with this, the government has also planned on setting up one model school in each district with innovative teaching and learning methodologies.
Independence Day Celebration
The Independence Day celebration was conducted by following the social distancing reforms and other health measures to be followed. The chief minister also paid tributes to the 20 Army Personnel killed in the clashes with the Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh in June 2020 on the occasion of Independence Day. The chief minister on the occasion also added that the Panchayati Raj Institution (PRIs) in Sikkim will be depoliticized and its representatives will be free from any party affiliations.
Following the slogans by the Prime Minister for a self-reliant India, the Sikkim Chief Minister said that the state government will work on making the state Atma Nirbhar and encourage the people to consume locally produced items.
Incentives for Farmers in the state
Farmers in the state will be provided with incentives for milk production and a minimum support price for Ginger, Orange Cardamom, Turmeric, Buckwheat Cultivation. Regarding the pending issues of Limboo and Tamang community reservations in the Assembly and the demand for granting ST Status to eleven tribes of Sikkim, the Chief Minister stated that the state government is in touch with the central government.
Sikkim state government Governor Ganga prasad appealed to the people to remain united for the development and prosperity of the state and the country at large, he also urged the residents in the state to use masks and maintain social distancing to contain the spread of the virus.