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Edn not a one way process: Kithan
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, NOV 13 (NPN):
Published on 14 Nov. 2010 12:20 AM IST
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Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (DBHSS), Dimapur Saturday celebrated its 25th anniversary with a nostalgic feeling.
Don Bosco School which was established on March 19, 1985 was looked after by Fr. Vadakethannikal Sebastian, the Provincial Economer and then taken over by Fr. Mathew Pottukulam in June.
Before the construction of the present building, classes used to be held in a thatched shed with 14 students. The first batch of students appeared for matriculation examinations in 1993. The school was upgraded to higher secondary in 2001.
Commissioner secretary, department of school education, Mathung Kithan (IAS) who graced the occasion as chief guest urged the students to share equal responsibility with their teachers as “education is not one way process” and that students have the responsibility to “excite or motivate the teachers” to teach.
He further advised the students to be cautious about what is being taught by their teachers and parents for the reason that they would never teach something which is wide of the mark.
He said that students should honour their teachers and parents as they are the representatives of God.
“Listening to them is as good as listening to God. So never, blame teachers/parents/institution for your failures in life”, he added.
Emphasizing that education binds the whole society together, he said in order to build up a developed society, students, teachers, parents and institutions need to work together.
Kithan also rebuffed the concept of parents who take it for granted that sending children to ‘reputed’ schools/teachers was enough to make the child a good citizen.
Kithan further appealed the parents to know that they were accountable for developing, molding and nurturing their children.
“No institutions or teachers, however excellent can ever take the role of the parents as such, parents must realize this responsibility and not leave all burdens to the teachers or the institution”, Kithan said.
Stressing on the importance of moral character, Kithan said no matter what academic excellence one achieves in life, a person’s credibility in the society becomes futile if there is no moral character.
He further maintained that teachers occupy an important place as they were responsible for moulding the children in the right way.
“Children respect you, and you have duties to perform”, he said and added that teaching becomes meaningful when both students and teachers collaborate.
On the present education scenario in the state, Kithan said there should be regular periodic parents, teachers and managing board interaction in schools.
On a larger perspective, he added that even the village council, village education board and others should not be ignored inorder to achieve success in the field of education.
Meanwhile, remembering the nostalgic days at DBS, alumni Rinky Gupta, past pupil-assistant executive officer Lok Sabha Secretariat articulated that she being the part of the first batch viewed the dedication and care provided by the school has grown enormously and that the school has developed a great deal.
Thanking her teachers for helping her build her career, she also appealed the students to focus on their teachers to shape up a strong and beautiful career.
Sharing his words of appreciation, one of the parents, Tsuknung Jamir said the past mistakes act as pillars of success and help in building a better tomorrow.
He also urged students to be sincere in their studies and become a responsible and worthy citizen.
During the celebration, the school also felicitated Sherly, the jubilarian who gave her 25 years of dedicated service towards the institution.
The school jubilee souvenir was released by Mathung Kithan and Father Manuel, SDB, principal, DBHSS, Dimapur.
The enthusiastic students presented songs, dance, cultural show and other lively items to make the celebration more beautiful and meaningful.

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