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BCTE observes19th foundation day
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 21 (NPN):
Published on 22 Mar. 2011 12:12 AM IST
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The faculty, staff and students of Bosco College of Teacher Education (BCTE) observed its 9th foundation day with gaiety and joyfulness recalling the achievement of the institution of the past years on Monday at its school campus. The chief guest of the programme, commissioner and secretary, technical and education Francis Solo, expressed satisfaction at the contribution made by the Salesians of Don Bosco and Catholic institutions in the field of education, imparting quality education in the state.
Francis Solo said in today’s world one need to have knowledge, skill and right attitude to be successful in life, which he said, could be accomplished through education and specialized training.
While assessing the work carried out by the government in the past, Solo explained that people generally have a poor image about the government because of improper execution of service and untrained employees in government services. He said the evaluation brought out the need to improve the image of the government, trained government employees and upgrade their skills to bring productivity.
Stressing on Right to Education (RTE) Act, Solo explained that teachers should be trained within five years and asserted that those trainees in BCTE have a bright future prospect.
He also said the government, realizing the noblest profession of teaching and responsibility of teachers, is now offering pay packages and government incentives to attract and retain skilled people in teaching profession and similarly hoped BCTE would also continue to contribute in the field of education.
Guest of honour, Fr. James examined foundation day as a day of to recall and celebrate the achievement of the institution. He said teaching profession is not lucrative but the noblest job as teachers work with the minds of people who are the future of the society.
The rector of the institution, Rev. Fr. James lauded the achievement of the institution in providing around 750 trained students since its establishment in 2003.
Welcome speech was delivered by the principal of the institution, Rev. Fr. Sabu. Students presented prayer dance, glimpse of BCTE, Naga folk dance, musical drama, songs and dances.

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