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Manipur launches electronic format of comic textbooks

Correspondent IMPHAL, Apr 14 | Publish Date: 4/14/2020 10:13:42 AM IST
In a step to make up the gaps for the academic situation due to the lockdown imposed to break the chain of COVID-19, Manipur education department launched an electronic format of comic textbooks for Class III, IV and V. The electronic format comic textbook for each class comprises three subjects - Mathematics, Environmental Studies and English language - in a single electronic comic textbook format. 
State education minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam who launched the textbooks today said that due to lockdown, educational institutions in the state remained close for the past 21 days and will continue to do so till May 3, 2020 as the lockdown has been extended across the country. 
He said that state education department initiated the steps and measures to make up the gaps for the academic situation.
Dr Radheshyam explained that the three in one electronic format comic textbook for these three classes will have three to four chapters of each subject to a total of ten to twelve chapters in each book. 
He assured that the electronic format textbooks for other classes will soon be made available and urged  teachers, parents and guardians of students to make the best use of the electronic format textbooks.  The comic textbooks can be availed from the website www.manipureducation.gov.in.
On the other hand, after the Prime Minister announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May, 3 2020, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh appealed to the people of the state to support and abide by the decision of the Central government to win the war against the dreaded disease COVID-19.  In a video message sent out to the media houses today, Singh stated that the state government fully endorses the decision of the Union government regarding the extension of the lockdown. The chief minister lauded the efforts of the Prime Minister in combating the pandemic while claiming that many countries have appreciated the steps and preventive measures taken up in the country. 
Asserting that the state government was closely monitoring the situation, Singh urged the people to extend their support and co-operation with the decisions taken by the government from time to time and thanked the people for extending their support to the government till now.
In the video message, the chief minister appealed to  Manipuris stranded outside the state due to the lockdown not to be scared, assuring them that that the state government had already deputed senior IAS officers for each state to address their grievances. Around 17,900 students have been registered through www.tengbang.in and an amount of Rs 2000 each have been credited to the bank accounts of around 2700 students till now, he informed.
 

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