Manipur Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam on July 7 launched the official website, e-office of District/Zonal Education, Thoubal.
Speaking on the occasion, Radheshyam emphasised on the importance of “e-world” and stated that it has become an indispensable part of the present life. “The electronic gadgets and technology has become a medium of communication and other means of business,” he said.
Appreciating the officials of the department for their tireless effort, the minister appealed to the stakeholders to create mass awareness about e-governance among the masses, including those residing in the far-flung areas.
Speaking on the COVID-19 scenario, Radheshyam emphasized on the importance of educating the young minds about COVID-19 to make them stay safe and fight against the virus.
He stressed on the need to create mass awareness and educate the common public on the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) to safeguard oneself.
Radheshyam also urged the people to maintain self discipline and added that education is not only to gain knowledge but also to live and let others lead a meaningful life.
Director Education (S), Th. Kirankumar informed that the launching of website, e-office and e-learning materials is an initiative to create a platform to reach out to the students and teachers.
Highlighting the developments of the department, he said that the recently launched digital e-content based website laireek.net has become a repository of e-learning materials with e-contents prepared by nearly a thousand teachers for each subject.
E-textbooks have already been uploaded on the website.
He further added that important notes, answer to textbook questions for each chapter will be uploaded soon in a phase-wise manner.
Kirankumar said that a television channel meant only for Manipur will be initiated through JioTv. On top of this, e-contents will also be uploaded on Swayam Prabha, DIKSHA portal of MHRD in the next few days.
Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal, N Bandana Devi said that 80 per cent of the people from the district, who were residing in different parts of the country, have now returned in the state.
She said that the quarantine centres in the district may be reduced to one in each respective assembly constituencies as per requirement since most of the returnees have already completed the quarantine period and returned to their respective residences.
She added that the educational institutions that were once used as quarantined centres will be vacated and fully sanitized to make it ready for reopening as and when the government decides to begin the normal classes.