Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Indian Army signs tripartite MoU for ‘Manipur Super 50’


Red Shield Division of Indian Army under the aegis of Spear Corps on Saturday entered into a tripartite agreement with State Bank of India Foundation (SBIF) and National Integrity and Educational Development Organization (NIEDO) to establish ‘Red Shield Centre for Excellence and Wellness’ in Manipur’s Bishnupur district.
The project ‘Manipur Super 50’ is expected to be fully functional for the first batch of 50 students by the first week of July, 2022.
Manipur Governor La Ganesan who attended the MoU signing ceremony held at the auditorium of Red Shield Division, Leimakhong in Kangpokpi district hoped that the project will transform the lives of students from humble backgrounds.
The Governor said, “No cause is nobler than to bring sunshine in the lives of the children who have not been able to optimize their caliber and talent due to economic conditions as well as lack of access to high quality education facilities.”
He asserted that youths are the building blocks of a nation and their role in nation building is equally important as of other stakeholders. “Youths should be motivated to understand their role towards nation building and their contributions should be acknowledged by all,” he said.
Ganesan, while motivating students and cadets present in the ceremony, said all should follow the works of great leaders who had contributed a lot to the freedom struggle of the nation. He said, youths of today should follow the footsteps of our ideal leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose etc. who had contributed tremendously for the nation.
He further said that inadequacy of quality educational mentoring infrastructure is a major disadvantage for students in the state especially from semi-rural and rural provinces aspiring for higher educational qualifications at the national level.
“This initiative will be able to create a feeling of mental and social well-being amongst parents and their children by providing quality education thus catering for a better life and evolving responsible citizens for our country,” he added.
General Officer Commanding of 57 Mountain Division, Major General Navin Sachdeva said that 50 students will be selected under the programme and they will be provided quality coaching and education for IIT/JEE, NEET etc.
He said, the centre which will be opened in Bishnupur Battalion will remain as instrumental for bringing a progressive and inclusive society.
The MoU signing ceremony was also attended by GOC Red Shield Division, state DGP and a host of senior veterans, military and civil dignitaries. More than 100 students from various schools witnessed the MoU signing.

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