Sekmai, Aug 20: Continuing the campaign for mass awareness of the various welfare and developmental schemes of the central government, a five-day photo exhibition on the theme ‘Development Initiatives in North East’ was set rolling into motion Tuesday at Nilapadma Higher Secondary School, Sekmai in Imphal West District of Manipur. The campaign aimed at reaching the largest public audience is being organized by the Field Exhibition Office, Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Imphal.
Inaugurating the five-day long campaign as Chief Guest, Smt Aribam Tampha Devi, Principal, Nilapadma Higher Secondary School said that pictorial form of communication is a strong medium for communication in human history. She said that much more than words, pictures are easily understandable by one and all. Illustrating her point, she said that a student can easily learnt things with the help of pictures. ‘Pictures etched in our minds forever’, she said and calls upon the gathering to take advantage of the photo exhibition.
Conveying that the Government of India is taking up various welfare and developmental schemes for the people, Krishna Chandra Sharma, Senior Teacher of Nilapadma Higher Secondary School informed some of the schemes that are being implemented in the school. Informing that Mid-day meal and Free Text Book/Uniform are provided to the students under SSA, Sharma further added that construction of two classrooms, two rooms for science laboratory, one library room, one craft room and two latrines have been completed under RMSA. Construction of two-storey Girl’s Hostel having 21 rooms will soon see the light of the day, he said and added that the school has already got 21 computers under various developmental schemes in the past.
Proposing the key-note address, Dr Gin Gangte, IIS, Field Exhibition Officer, DAVP, Imphal spelled out the aims of objectives of the exhibition. The Field Exhibition Officer said that the various welfare and developmental schemes of the Government of India could be felt in all spheres of life, be it by the students in schools or daily wage workers on the roadside. Informing that these schemes are meant for the benefit of the public, the IIS officer encourage the gathering to get in touch with the implementing agency, if they have not been benefitted so far by various developmental schemes such as MGNREGS, NRHM, SSA, RMSA, etc.
‘Effective road connectivity is essential for development’, said Ch Gunabati Devi, a Senior Teacher of Nilapadma Higher Secondary School. The exhibition hall was jampacked with enthusiastic students to have a glance of the wide collection of photographs. ‘I have a better understanding of the North East than before’ said a seventh grader of Nilapadma Higher Secondary School.
A collection of about 150 photographs are on being displayed at the exhibition. The five-day long campaign would continue till August 24.
News submitted by DAVP, Imphal