“Moral values play vital role in one’s success and achievement and without this moral values, it is not fair enough to compete in this world”, said Maongwati Aier, Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, while addressing the student teachers of Bosco College Teacher Education (BCTE), Dimapur, as chief guest at their 7th foundation day on Thursday.
Emphasizing on the importance of moral values and development of human resources, the DC encouraged the student teachers to teach “the truth, speak the truth and do the truth” for the progress of the country and nation.
Stressing on the role of teachers, he said teachers should work hard in their noble profession to bring about transformation and changes in the country as the performance inside the classroom determined the future outside the classroom and the destiny of the whole nation.
Expressing a need to bring about changes in the country with right attitude that includes respect to other’s rights and law so as to maintain the integrity of the nation where teachers have significant role to play, Maongwati encouraged the gatherings by citing an example of South Korea, which has developed tremendously due to the development of human resources.He also highlighted the moral values of past Naga society and urged the people to preserve those values of honesty, simplicity and integrity.
Speaking on the occasion as guest of honour, Rev, Fr. Chacko, Parish Priest, Holy Cross, Dimapur encouraged the teachers to continue learning to impart education and inspiration to others. He said, teachers should be a lighting fire and urged them to teach by examples despite difficulties to make a difference in the society and nation.
The celebration was marked with ‘fusion of colours’ portraying the ‘unity in diversity’ of India, prayer dance, Naga dance, Angami folk song, Kolatta, Rajathani, Advasi and Punjabi dances, and orchestra.
It may be mentioned here that in its endeavour to provide skilled teachers, the first B. Ed classes of BCTE was started on March 1, 2003, with an enrollment of 55 students with Sr. Gertrude Rosa as the Principal. Now the college has 100 students, the full capacity as approved by the Nagaland University on March 8, 2003.