A five day workshop on theatre for Teachers organized by NEZCC in collaboration with IIVET & INTACH, Nagaland Chapter at its Complex was inaugurated by V. Hekali Zhimomi, IAS, Director, NEZCC on October 5.
In her inaugural speech, she said the objective of Workshop on Theatre for Teachers was to encourage to sensitive teachers to the importance of helping students learn and understand the cultural environment they live in, and to find creative ways of helping students explore their culture to enable teachers to play an important role in encouraging talents in school.
She said culture was a broad term that covers a wide aspect of shared experiences by a group of people and often defined as a learned way of living, shared by a group of people – beliefs, norms, institutions and communications patterns.
Stating children should be taught that no culture was superior or inferior to another, she encouraged the teachers to carry out these discussions within a safe monitored environment so that children were taught to develop the right attitudes. Sentila T. Yanger, INTACH, Nagaland Chapter presented a paper in the first session of the workshop on importance of heritage education and the second session demonstration was presented by Guru Z. Keyho on exposure to folk music in Nagaland (Part-I).
The Workshop was attended from Christian Higher Secondary School, Christina Memorial School, St. John Higher Secondary School, Vision Home Higher Secondary School, Bethesda Higher Secondary School, Little Star Higher Secondary School, Eastern Academy, Living Stone Foundation Higher Secondary School, Dimapur and St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama, Kohima. The workshop on Theatre for Teachers would continue at the NEZCC Conference Hall till October 9.