CS calls upon teachers, parents to inculcate habit of reading among wards

NCERT textbooks distributed to students of RBV
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Port Blair
19 Jul 2017

The Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar distributed the translated and developed NCERT textbooks in Bangla language to the 15 Primary students of class I to III, of GSSS Rabindra Bangla Vidyalaya (RBV) during a function organized by the SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) UT Mission Authority of the Education Department in the auditorium of Tagore Govt College of Education (TGCE), here today. He also felicitated the members of the Translation & Development Committee, which was constituted for translation and development purpose.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Secretary lauded the efforts of the Education Department, especially the SSA UTMA in translating the textbooks in a record time and making it available to the students. “Mother tongue is the best medium for learning and the best learning texts should be made available in mother tongues”, he said, expressing desire that efforts also be made to translate NCERT texts in other mediums in the Islands.
The Chief Secretary also expressed happiness that the Education Department had included chapters on the Islands in the text books saying that it is necessary to know about the Islands, its culture and people. Introduction of a brief Islands’ history in curriculum will enhance students’ knowledge about the Islands, he said urging teachers and parents to inculcate the habit of reading among the students, apart from reading the curriculum texts. This will enhance their knowledge, he said. He also expressed happiness over the improvement in the results of Board Examination in the Islands and motivated all for keeping up the efforts in further improving the standard of education in the Islands.
The Secretary (Edn.), Ms. Tanvi Garg, while briefing about the process of pursuing the translation works and the MHRD approval and expenditure sanctioned for the project said, the work was initiated in a mission mode and accomplished in a record time of six months. This had been initiated to meet the students’ requirements of text books in Bangla, as the intended text books from Kolkata get delayed every year, she added.
In his welcome address, the Dy. Director of Education (Admn.), Mr Subhankar Ghose informed that the Department of Education is making all efforts in further improving the standard of education in the Islands with the objective to provide quality education to the Islands’ students as also to fetch best results in Board Examination. However, the best result of any educational institute is the joint efforts of teachers and students, he added.
A dance on Rabindra Sangeet was presented by the students of GSSSRBV. The teacher members of the Translation & Development Committee, who were felicitated on the occasion included Mr Ravindra Kumar Singh, Vice Principal/Project Officer SSA, Chief Coordinator of the Committee and Mr Samsuz Zaman, PGT, Mr Debasish Mukherjee, GTT, Mr Sekhar Bhowmick, PST, Mr Samar Das PST, Mr Tapan Kumar Biswas PST, Mr Malay Bhowmick PST, Mr Chakradhar Das PST, Mr Raisuddin Gayen, CI and Mr K S Pradeep, CI.