NISHTHA first phase training underway in Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/28/2020 12:37:17 PM IST

The first phase of five-day training for elementary teachers on National Initiative for School Heads & Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) started on January 28 in various districts. NISHTHA is a national programme with the objective to improve the learning outcome of the students.

CKHSS Kohima: Training was held at Christ King Higher Secondary School (CKHSS), P. Khel Kohima village.
State mission director Samagra Shiksha (SS) Nagaland, Kohima Kevileno Angami in her address said Nagaland was rich in natural resources as well as human resources. She said the role of the teachers is very critical as they can nurture the young people and develop the human resources. 
She also reminded the role of the teachers to improve the performance of the government schools result, reduce dropout rate and others. Stating that in general the learning outcome in the state is poor, she urged the teachers to retrospect about the poor performance in the government schools. Director reminded the gathering the kind of technology advancement in this modern world and advised them to update the knowledge constantly. 
Deputy director School Education NISHTHA state resource person Emilo Patton in her keynote said this integrated programme aims to train 42 lakhs teachers and head teachers at the elementary level in all the government schools where the training is conducted by 33,120 key resource persons and state resource persons. She said in Nagaland altogether 113 state resource persons and key resource persons are there. Patton informed that the entire training programme shall cover 16,873 elementary teachers to be completed by March this year in 5 phases.
Programme was chaired by asst. district co-ordinator DMA, SSA Kohima Thongsenlo, welcome address by district education officer-cum-district project co-ordinator Samagra Shiksha Kohima , introduction of training module shared by principal Dr. Neilhouzhü Kire GHSS NISHTHA state resource person Dr. Bijano Murry while vote of thanks proposed by EBRC co-ordinator Viswema Kedozo Yhokha. Around 300 primary teachers from Kohima district attended the training.  (Correspondent)
GHSS Dimapur: Training in Dimapur district was held on Tuesday at GHSS Dimapur organized by DMA-Samagra Shiksha, Dimapur. 
Dimapur has been recorded with the highest number of teachers totalling 520 to be trained, divided into six groups and monitored by State Resource Persons (SRPs) and Key Resource Persons (KRPs). The second, third and fourth phases of training programme particularly for Dimapur will be covering 800 teachers respectively. 
Training programme commenced with an introductory session wherein keynote address was delivered by SCERT, Nagaland Kohima reader Thungchibemo Lotha where he mentioned about the objective of NISHTHA which was launched by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level in schools. The programme was launched at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on August 21, 2019.
He reminded that NISHTHA was the largest teachers’ training programme of its kind in the world and the main objective of the NISHTHA programme was to equip and motivate the teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking among students. 
Lotha informed that altogether in the state, 3150 teachers will be trained during the first phase of the training programme, the second phase which will commence from February 4 to 8, will cover about 4400 teachers and third and fourth phase which will commence from the first and second week of March will be covering 8800 teachers and the last phase will be held in the last week of March. Around 17,043 government elementary school heads and teachers in the state are expected to be trained under NISHTHA, a central programme under Samagra Shiksha, by March 31 this year, Lotha informed. 
He also highlighted the plans and main features of NISHTHA which includes improving the outcome of students, creation of enabling and enriching inclusive classroom environment, teachers become alarm and responsive to the social and psychological need of students etc. 
Furthermore, Lotha reminded that it was mandatory for all the teachers in the state to undergo the training programme. 
Delivering speech at the inaugural programme, deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur Anoop Khinchi asserted on how teachers play an important role in shaping the future of the country and thus, they must be of the highest quality. He also stressed on importance of hands-on activities by making models, learning through internet, taking a print out and explaining in the simplest way for better understanding and also called on the School Heads to take the responsibility of how the school is learning and its outcome.
DC encouraged the teachers asserting that the training programme will help them equip themselves so that they can be alert and responsive to the needs of the students. Programme was chaired by DMA-Samagra Shiksha assistant district coordinator, Freda Angami and later, vote of thanks was delivered by senior SDEO, Dimapur C Chenirao Humtsoe. 
(Staff Reporter)
GHSS Tuensang: In Tuensang programme was held at Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Tuensang. 
Speaking at the occasion, Kumar Ramnikant, deputy commissioner who is also the chairman of the Samagra Shiksha, Tuensang stated that he will personally monitor the five-day training and will have an interaction with the teacher trainee at the end. He also mentioned that NISHTHA which is a Hindi word meaning to “dedicate yourself” and therefore, he exhorted the teachers to rededicate in obedience at their work. 
Earlier, in the keynote address L. Kikayangnok Lkr, DEO, Tuensang emphasized that teachers were role models for students and that the teachers should be updated in their profession. Lamenting on the issue of proxy teachers hampering the future of the students, he mentioned about introducing teachers diary which will keep check on this matter.
Programme was chaired by Hangthai, project assistant, Samagra Shiksha, Tuensang. It was attended by 237 primary teachers and head teachers from 58 middle schools and 116 primary schools under Tuensang district with 10 resource persons discussing on different topics. 
Kiphire: Inaugural programme was held at Government Hr. Sec School (GHSS) Kiphire, wherein senior SDEO Kiphire, N. Lisumo Ezung in his short speech stated that apart from the daily class room teaching, a teacher should also impart the knowledge of other co-curricular activities in developing all round development of the child.  Resource person, Lirila stated that the absentee teachers will have to go and take the training in the SCERT, Kohima. Programme was chaired by T. Lichumse Saangtam, asst. district coordinator, Samagra, Kiphire.


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