Aizawl, Aug 17: Discussion on the future of the Mizo youth in the state was held today at Chief Minister Office cabinet room under the leadership of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.
The discussion was mainly on the plan of setting up IAS Coaching Centre in Aizawl and study of MBBS in Phillipines.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said that the contribution of the Mizos in central services and in army was great before Mizoram insurgency, but has declined after insurgency. Concerned over the same, the state government has taken measures so that the Mizo youth may enter again into central services and army in great number.
The meeting today was called for discussion on the initiatives of the state government and carried out by the Mizoram Youth Commission, Chief Minister said.
The meeting today learnt that for IAS Coaching Centre, Chanakya IAS Academy of New Delhi has been contacted and the Managing Director and owner A.K.Mishra was invited for the meeting today.
And DAVAO Medical School Foundation has also been contacted for those Mizo youth who want to study MBBS in Phillipines. Its officials from their centre in Pune were invited for the meeting today.
The owner and MD of Chanakya IAS Academy Mishra said in the meeting that the training period shall be 10 months and screening will be done for selection of trainees through entrance exam.
There will be no separate training for Prelims and Mains while, by setting up a permanent centre in Aizawl with library, faculty will come from Delhi and stay here, he added. Mishra also through power point presentation showed the system of his Academy, which was set up in 1993.
Chanakya IAS Academy has so far produced over 3000 persons in different central services; some appeared in IAS Top Ten, and 353 persons have cracked IAS in 2014.
It has 11 centres all over India, the newest centre being in Guwahati which is two years old.
Officials of DAVAO Medical School Foundation on the other told the meeting that the duration of study shall be 4 yours and before going to Phillipines the selected candidates shall first study 8-month ‘basic course’ in Pune. The total expense for 4 year study course shall be Rs.24/- lakhs, they added.
The discussion meeting today was attended by Finance Minister Lalsawta, H&TE Minister PR.Romawia, Planning Board Vice Chairman H.Liansailova, MOS for LE&IT Lalrinmawia Ralte, Mizoram Youth Commission Chairman T.Sangkunga and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Lalram Thanga.