5 Sep : The State Level Teachers’ Day celebration was held today at local ground, Kohima with Minister for School Education & SCERT, Nagaland, Y. Nyeiwang Konyak as the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that teacher’s education and training is being given the highest priority by the government of India and the state is also making efforts to provide infrastructure and other facilities necessary for imparting the required training to teachers.
He said that communitization continues to bring laurels to the state and the impact is that we will have to work harder to achieve the objectives of communitization. He said that School Education Department has the largest number of communitizatised institutions and thus we also have the biggest responsibility to ensure that communitization grows from strength to strength, through our interactive partnership with the community in the villages and towns.
Improvement must be reflected in the reduction of drop outs, increase in enrolment and impact on quality through the improvement and performance of teachers who are undergoing trainings that are imparted annually, he said. Stating that the Minister said that it is necessary to equip the children with an education that is relevant and of durable quality. Teachers must upgrade their respective knowledge and skill because the quality of education imparted on the children will depend on the quality of the teacher, the Minister further added.
Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, Banuo Z. Jamir IAS in her keynote address exhorted the teachers to keep up with the evolving times and to be responsible in their duties. She also called upon the students to be disciplined and to respect their teachers and learn from them.
Earlier, messages from the President of India, Governor of Nagaland and the Chief Minister of Nagaland were read out by DPRO, Kohima. A tribute to teachers was paid by a student from GHS, Seikhazou, Kohima while Ministers’ Hill Baptist Higher Secondary School, Kohima honored the teachers. Rokovotuo, Naga Idol 2007 made a special appearance. Entertainment items were presented by students of Model Higher Secondary School, Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Nagaland Rashtra Bhasha Prachan Samity, Kohima. Vote of thanks was tendered by Director, School Education, Nipusilie Angami.
TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION AT MON
Teachers day was celebrated at Mon on 5th September at the council hall, organized by Education Department, Mon. Deputy Commissioner, Mon, Dinesh Kukar IAS was the chief guest. In his speech he said teaching is the best profession in the world, adding that teachers are the role models for the students and society and a huge responsibility is upon their shoulder and every teacher should take it seriously. He urged the teachers to give their best and perform their duties well for the development of society. He also urged the students to imbibe good habits like respecting the teachers, discipline, sincerity and regularity in performing their duties. He also said celebrating Teachers Day should not only be a formality but one should know its significance.
Invocation prayer was pronounced by Rev. Tonlong Konyak, Executive Secretary, KBBB and vote of thanks by W. Wekong Konyak DIS Mon. Exhortation was given by Wangphai Konyak, Vice President K.U.
Chinge Konyak, GPS, Wanching, C. Lokpon Konyak, GPS Chingha, Y. Nokong Konyak, GMS, Mon town, M. K. Sen, GMS Luakkun, Ramjan Ali, GMS Upper Tiru, A. Nokpoh Konyak, GPS Tingalibam, H. Chingnyem Konyak, GPS Papong and Aienma George, St. Francis School Tizit were awarded District Award 2008. Other highlights of the programme were welcome song presented by GMS Mon, Kongjon School and dance by St. John School. A token of appreciation was presented to all the teachers by GHSS Mon.
TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATED AT PEREN
Government High School, Peren celebrated Teachers Day alongwith the rest of the country, remembering the great leader Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Deputy Commissioner, Peren, Noksen was the chief guest.
In his address the DC said teachers should be sincere, hardworking and be a role model for the students as they are the pillars of the community. DIS Peren, Apeina gave the introductory speech and highlighted the census of the students and teachers under Peren district and also the performance of the GHS and GSLC examination. GHS, Peren also honoured ex-teachers Rev. Beuhing and Sarangbe with certificates. Short speeches were delivered by Ingouneule and Joseph on behalf of the students and teachers respectively. Sinel Len Heigumbuing was awarded District Award with cash and certificate while class X students presented special song. The programme was chaired by Idabeule.
MOKOKCHUNG CELEBRATES TEACHERS DAY
Mokokchung District joined rest of the Country in celebrating the 47th Teacher’s Day on 5th September 2008 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex with Minister for PHED Nagaland, Dr. Ngangshi K. Ao as the Chief Guest.
In his speech the Chief Guest paid rich tributes to former President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan who was also a Philosopher and a Teacher in whose memory this special day is celebrated. He stated that the future lies ahead with immense potentials and possibilities which lies in the hand of young people. It is the duty of the teachers to harness and develop these potentials, he added. He said that teachers are role models for the students, so they must ignite the young minds to become respectable citizens and contribute to nation building.
Earlier in the function, the Chief Guest gave away sub-divisional District Teachers Award, District Teachers Award to teachers and Subject Toppers Awards to students. Some of the highlights of the function included a prelude to the teachers by John Douglas School, Ode to teachers by Queen Mary School Student, special numbers from Nagaland Christian Residential School and GMS Teachers Colony. DEO Mokokchung, Lanutemjen delivered the vote of thanks. The function was attended by Government officials, teachers and students.
TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION AT LONGLENG
Longleng District, along with the rest of the country celebrated the 47th Teachers Day at Lempong Hall, Longleng Town on 5th September 2008 with Deputy Commissioner Longleng, Nihekhu Sema as the Chief Guest while Dr. Ajaya Kumar, Lecturer, Yingli College was the main speaker.
In the day long function, altogether 21 School Teachers were awarded ‘Teachers Day Award’ and over 56 students from various Schools and Colleges received Meritorious Certificates for their good academic performance. The function also felicitated the Phumnyu Government Middle School for its best performance to have nil dropout students from the School since 2004-2007. Executive Secretary, Phom Baptist Church Council, Rev. Y. Noklu pronounced invocation while the vote of thanks was proposed by President, Phom Students Conference. The function was chaired by Mission worker, A. Asangla.
TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATED AT JALUKIE
Along with the rest of the country, Government HSS Jalukie celebrated Teachers Day in the school premises.
The highlights of the programme included dances, fashion show, presentation of special numbers, chorography etc. Paying rich tributes to the teachers, students delivered speeches and presented entertainment items. Christian School Jalukie, ITM School, St. Xavier HSS, Baptist High School and Parail Valley School also celebrated Teachers Day.
DIMAPUR DISTRICT CELEBRATES TEACHERS DAY
Dimapur district celebrated common Teachers Day at Christian Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on 5th September 2008 with Azheto Zhimomi as the chief Guest.
Delivering his chief guest address, Zhimomi stated that Teachers Day is celebrated to show our acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work and dedication that has been put in by the teachers towards our development. No other personality can have an influence more profound than that of a teacher where the students are deeply affected by the teacher’s love, affection, his character, his competence and his moral commitment. He said that during their early education, students tend to choose their aims in life and their plans, in consultation with their teachers. Thus the teachers hold a crucial and great responsibility in their hands. He urged the teachers to aspire to inspire, because our society depends much on the character and commitment of the teachers. He expressed his appreciation that the intellects of the Naga students are increasing, equivalent or better than any other students of the world. However, he lamented that some of the students are misled in many ways such as drugs abuse, sex abuse, alcoholism, tribalism etc. Therefore our present generation has to be looked after and educated very carefully or else our generation would have a lost future, he added.
Alokivi Yepthomi, class XI of Living HSS, Dimapur while delivering her speech on behalf of the students community in honour of the teachers expressed appreciation to the teachers for their sacrifices and dedication in molding and shaping the character and lives of the students and sowing the seeds of love and tolerance and teaching what is right and wrong and showing how to get over the obstacles that come across.
Others who spoke on the occasion included DNSU President, Solomon Awomi and ANPSA President, Dimapur district. In the programme, the chief guest gave away the presentation of District Awards to 22 teachers from Government and private schools under Dimapur district. Other highlights of the celebration included welcome song by students of Greenwood HSS Dimapur, special number by students of Government Middle School, Sarubura, choreography by Christian HSS and entertainment by three different Schools. The programme was chaired by Paulus Jami, SIS and invocation was delivered by Rev. R.P Murry, Pastor, Lotha Baptist Church, Dimapur.