Minister for power and election, Doshehe Y. Sema on Sunday said in today’s advanced world “quality education” was the need of the hour and quality education must be harnessed with all required qualifications to build student’s life and career. He said this while addressing the teachers and students at the combined Teachers’ Day celebration programme at Town Hall, Dimapur on Sunday.
The minister, recalling his own life as a student, described that a student’s and teacher’s relationship go hand in hand and that though the student achieves high recognition in the society, the respect and honour ultimately remain with the teachers.
He said, “Teachers and students should enjoy their relationship and create an atmosphere where new discoveries, points and ideas can be achieved”. “Respect is hard earned and teachers hold the key to unlock the blessings of God and students hereby should respect teachers to get the blessings of God”, Doshehe said while addressing the gathering. Doshehe expressed that students, teachers and parents should have a connection and a unified vision and further called upon teachers and parents to support students to achieve his or her aims and objectives.
Pitching for better quality education, minister said in this competitive world memory based qualification alone does not work, and urged teachers to teach students between the lines while also calling upon students to read their text books in sequence as provided by their course outline in advance.
Doshehe also expressed that school education should include co-curricular activities such as outdoor learning, focus on sports, games, physical education, recreation, organize vocational training, identify student’s hobby and most notably initiate NCC in all schools.
While focusing on hobby, Doshehe said it should be the second aim in life of a student where teachers should help identify it. Reflecting on the quality of teaching and teachers, he said the state not only has high literacy rate but students were faring well both inside as well as outside the state.
He also urged the students to respect their teachers at the highest level, at the same time appealed the teachers to bring forward their grievances in writing indicating the remedies and pay heed to the grievances of the students, society and the remedies to help progress and build socio economic development. Nedovoi president DNSU Dimapur also spoke at the occasion.
Meanwhile, 20 teachers were awarded for their contributions in the field of education. Special mention may be made that in this 47th Teachers’ Day celebration, differently-abled children from Blind School Dimapur, St. Mary School (Special Children Education) and Deaf Biblical Ministry Dimapur mesmerized the crowd with their performances proving they were second to none.
The programme was attended by students and association leaders, officials from the education department as well as from other departments, teachers, school students and renowned personalities.
MOKOKCHUNG: The 49th Teachers’ Day celebration was held here at the Town Hall Mokokchung organized by Ao Students’ Conference (AKM). The celebration was graced by Lithrongla G Chishi, DC Mokokchung as the chief guest.
The chief guest in her address saluted the teachers for the sacrifices that were made in building the society. She also said teaching was not just a profession but was a tool through which a person is was molded. The chief guest further encouraged teachers by saying that they were the most responsible members of the society and added “how much you mold the student is how much you mold tomorrow”. 25 teachers and HSLC toppers were felicitated with various awards at the programme.
KIPHIRE: Teachers’ day was celebrated in Kiphire at public ground with DC Kiphire C.M Tsanglao as chief guest. DC in his speech emphasized on the importance of teachers and said they should be a role model to students by drawing a comparison to “shepherd and builders of the students’. He also exhorted the students to study hard to reach their goal.
The program was chaired by Athrongla Sangtam of El Beth School Kiphire, welcome song by Loyola Higher secondary School Kiphire, and “We love You Teacher” speech by the students of Holy Cross School Kiphire.
Speech on behalf of the teachers was delivered by Tsalichum Sangtam of Cambridge School Kiphire and vote of thanks was pronounced by Imti Naro of GHS Kiphire. (Correspondent)
NIIT Dimapur: NIIT Dimapur celebrated teachers’ day at the conference hall on September 4. Head of centre Ajay Sethi thanked NIITians for the arrangements and lauded Royal Tigers of Dimapur for their astounding job for the last 10 years. As a mark of respect to college lecturers, free Swift Professional course of 24 hours duration for 2 of the candidates selected were offered by principals of all secular colleges under Dimapur district.
Witter Bible College: Witter Bible College (WBC) Wokha celebrated teachers’ day on September 3 with DIS Wokha Solanthung Lotha as chief guest. The programme highlights were music, tribute to teachers, funspiration and exhortation, while students presented a “cultural tapestry” showcasing the varieties of Naga attires. Principal and the teaching staff lauded the students for showing their love and concern in organizing such a programme for the teachers.
BHSS: Students of Bethesda Higher Secondary School, Walford Dimapur celebrated Teachers’ Day with Rev. Mosses Murry, Chairman Bethesda ministries as the chief guest. Highlights of the programme included entertainment programme, special numbers, drama and variety of items. Vote of thanks was proposed by principal M.K Money and benediction by Esther Murry administrator of the school.