Parliamentary Secretary for social welfare and women development Chotishü Sazo on Friday encouraged students of St. John School Kohima to take up music as their profession as it was a good source of income and also an opportunity to teach and enlighten the world at the same time.
Chotishü said DAN government under the leadership of state chief minister Neiphiu Rio has been promoting music and culture in various ways under the aegis of Music Task Force (MTF).
Addressing the annual Johnian Song fest 2010 of St John’s School Kohima at school premises, Chotishü said students must possess qualities such as self discipline, time management, abiding by the rules of the institutions and consistent in studies.
He said “You (students) also should take initiative so that you carry out your duties and responsibilities even without being told. It is also desirable for you to broaden your interest and explore new things”.
Stating that the fast changing climate and global warming has become a great concern, he called upon students and teachers to play a role in tackling this issue.
Sharing with the teachers, Sazo said teachers should not demand but earn respect by setting oneself as an example.
He encouraged teachers to be meticulous with their subject and educate their students with confidence while at the same time, take care in molding their future.
He said “If you take up teaching as a job similar to the calling of missionaries, you will never feel bored”.
He has also donated a sum of `50,000/- towards the school.
The head master has meanwhile announced that the amount would be utilized for science laboratory for the high School section.
During the programme, students presented various songs, while vote of thanks was delivered by Ajit John, head master.