MARGAO: By establishing a school for women, Samaj Seva Sangh (SSS) significantly contributed to the preservation of Goa’s language and culture during the Portuguese colonial era and has carried on the tradition of teaching for the past nine decades.
Operating Mahila and Nutan English High School, Vidyabharati Primary School, and Shishubharati Pre-primary School in Margao, it is among the oldest educational establishments in Goa.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant made the announcement at Margao that the State government will be giving land to SSS before the end of this fiscal year on March 31, 2024, in recognition of its enormous and priceless contribution to improving society through education.
The Chief Minister praised the school for launching smart classrooms, a cutting-edge lab, a robotics and AI lab, and robotics and smart classrooms. It is noteworthy that SSS started these initiatives without waiting for government support.
Expressing gratitude to Sudin Naik, the president of SSS, Sawant gave the faculty and management advice to be creative and launch skill education programs as well, since they are urgently needed. “In order to help students choose the right career, teachers should act as career guidance counselors for them,” stated Sawant. He also emphasized the value of reading, saying, “Read as much as possible because it will open up new avenues.”
On this occasion, IT Minister Khaunte also spoke to the assembly. Speaking in Marathi, Khaunte praised the SSS and the schools under its management for helping students develop a love of science and for building the necessary infrastructure so they could learn and advance their computer skills.
“Smart kids are embracing technology in every aspect of their lives and education has been evolving with them, generation by generation. It’s encouraging to see that students have more confidence now than they did a generation ago,” Khaunte said.