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Science, Commerce streams to start in all HP schools

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Stressing on the need for changing education system at par with modern times, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said the government is planning to start science and commerce stream classes in all senior secondary schools.

Addressing a public meeting after laying foundation stone of Mela Ground at Tindi in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district, Singh said modern education was the need of the hour. “To bring in qualitative changes in schools, the government is mulling to introduce science and commerce streams in all senior secondary schools in a phased manner,” he said.

He said that the tribal district had rich culture, traditions and people have preserved their customs and traditions which was a matter of great pride. “We all should be proud of our language, customs and culture,” he said.

The CM said Tindi Mela ground is quite famous for traditional ‘Seri Jatter’ organised in October every year where people from as far as Chamba district come to pay obeisance to Mrikula Devi.

He also paid obeisance at the old Mrikula Devi Temple at Tindi and announced a sum of Rs 20,000 from his discretionary fund to the school children of GSSS, Kuthad at Tindi for promotion of cultural programme.