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Manipur: Govt school students get helicopter ride on Children’s Day

Before the ride, the students also interacted with Chief Minister N Biren Singh at his official residence.

chopper ride for Manipur students, Manipur government schools, Manipur education minister Th Radheshyam Singh, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Samagra Shiksha State Implementing Society Manipur The 30 were winners of a competition organised by zonal education officers under the theme ‘Know Your State’.

As India celebrated Children’s Day on Thursday, 30 students in Manipur were in for a special treat. The students, from Class IV to Class VIII of different government schools in Imphal’s twin districts, were taken on a helicopter joyride.

The ride was sponsored by the state education department, with funding from Samagra Shiksha State Implementing Society Manipur.

The 30 were winners of a competition organised by zonal education officers under the theme ‘Know Your State’, which included activities like extempore speeches, quiz and storytelling.

The rides will continue till November 22, for students from different districts.

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“The helicopter ride is among the innovative activities taken up by the education department to promote government schools in the state. At the same time, such initiatives also give students a better idea of their home state, as young students are often not fully aware of their surroundings,” said education minister Th Radheshyam Singh.

In the 25-minute ride, the students explored the landscapes and landmarks of Manipur, including Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park and Imphal city, among others. They were taken on three separate trips.

“I am very thrilled as this is my first time in a helicopter. It was quite an exciting experience to see people from high above,” said N Micheal, a student of Pettigrew Junior High School.

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Before the ride, the students also interacted with Chief Minister N Biren Singh at his official residence.

First published on: 14-11-2019 at 09:50:02 pm
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