Aizawl, Jan 28: Parliamentary Secretary for School Education Joseph Lalhimpuia yesterday called on Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trust on the sideline of the launching of Connected Learning Initiatives (CLix) in Mumbai.
Tata Trusts initiative Connected Learning Initiatives (CLix) shall be carried out in Mizoram, along with other selected 3 States, and Joseph Lalhimpuia attended the programme on behalf of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.
Joseph Lalhimpuia briefed Tata Trust chief Ratan Tata on the growth of education in Mizoram telling that Formal Education began only in 1894, and High School opened only in 1994 in spite of which, he added Mizoram has made a commendable progress to the extent of becoming one of the best performers in India in terms of literacy rate. Joseph Lalhimpuia expressed his hope of great progress to be made by High School students in English, Mathematics Science under Clix Programme.Meanwhile, he called on the Chief of Tata Trust to help take steps for Sport infrastructure in Mizoram, apprising the latter of the good talents of the Mizo students in Sports.
Ratan Tata on his part shared of his knowledge about the great progress being made by the Mizo youth and expressed his readiness to extend help as far as possible.
Parliamentary Secretary Joseph Lalhlimpuia invited Ratan Tata to grace the programme of launching of 60 Sport Academies by TATA Trust under SSA to which the latter expressed his wish to attend the same.
Clix (Connected Learning Initiative) is a joint programme of Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA under TATA Trusts with the objective to enhance quality learning of Mathematics, Science and Communication English through ICT by High School students.
CLix programme will be carried out first in 30 selected High Schools and is expected to cover 200 schools within 3 years.