Teachers’ Day reports from across Nagaland

Teachers’ Day reports from across Nagaland
DIMAPUR, Sep 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/5/2018 11:39:40 AM IST

Teachers’ Day was celebrated on September 5 across the state with great fervour. Following are the reports from various institutions, organizations and schools across the state.

Dimapur: The Dimapur District Common Teachers Day celebration was held on Wednesday, at Christian Higher Secondary School (CHSS) Dimapur Covenant Hall with ADC Dimapur, Albert Ezung, as the special guest.

Remembering his teachers, the special guest in his speech paid tribute to, and appreciated all the teachers. “Parents give life to a child but it is also said that teachers give life a direction for a child as they grow”, he said. Ezung added that today other professions were considered more lucrative, more associated with authority and power, so few are motivated enough to consider teaching as a profession. He saluted all young teachers who had chosen to become teachers and encouraged them saying it would be more appropriate to take this profession as a calling. 

He asserted that over the past 40 to 50 years, teaching had undergone many changes making it more complex. Teaching in the past was a one way communication where students were expected to learn and abide by whatever the teachers said. According to Ezung, the main purpose for that kind of teaching was to cover the syllabus and make sure that the students passed in the examinations. But today, with the revolution of information and technology, students are loaded with information and knowledge and know many things, Ezung said. 

The primary duty of the teachers is to organize this knowledge in a student and make them relevant for them, he added. 

Apart from encouraging the teachers, Ezung wished that the many issues that were confronting the teaching community would be resolved in a civilized and dignified way, since teachers have given so much for the society.

At the programme, Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Singrijan principal P Aienla Longkumer spoke about the significance of the day; and a speech on behalf of the awardees was delivered by Government High School (GHS) Piphema senior G/T, Tomy Sebastian. 

The program highlights included the opening song by GHSS Purana Bazar, bamboo dance by Cornerstone Higher Sec. School, action song by St. Mary Hr. Sec School Padumpukhuri, ten thousands reasons choreography by St. Stephen Hr. Sec School, a special presentation by Livingstone Foundation Hr. Sec school and GHS Thahekhu which was followed by closing song by GHSS Chumukedima.

Altogether, nine private school teachers and 13 government teachers were given the district award 2018 by the chief guest. (Staff Reporter)

Kiphire: Kiphire celebrated Teachers’ day at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall Kiphire with SDO(C) Hq. Longtiba Sangtam as the chief guest. The program was organized by Education department Kiphire.

The chief guest, while appreciating the role of teachers in moulding the students, said that teachers were the role model of the Nation. Longtiba further added that the role of teachers’ was to not only teach but guide students in the right life direction.

Expressing disappointment at the government school results, Longtiba appealed to the teachers to exert added efforts to present better results. Assistant district education officer Kiphire, Kilangsangla Aonok delivered the welcome address while a vote of thanks was pronounced by president, ANGPTA Kiphire Unit Lisecho Sangtam.

The prelude was presented by Children’s Paradise School Kiphire; Holy Cross School presented a special song; and Agape School and Govt. Gr. Secondary School Kiphire entertained the audience. DEO Kiphire initiated the felicitation of the teachers. (Correspondent)

Mokokchung: The 57th Teachers’ Day Celebration was held at the Town Hall Mokokchung organized by the Ao Students’ Conference (AKM). The celebration was also attended by Tongpang Ozukum, minister PWD Nagaland as the speaker. Speaking at the program, the minister said, the Teachers’ Day celebrations were not an obligation or a compulsion, but should be considered as bounden duty for the Nation as a whole to give the highest respect and honour to the teachers who are considered the ‘Nation Builders’.

He conveyed heartfelt gratitude to all the teachers for giving impeccable contribution in the field of education and also making a positive impact in the lives of the young minds.

 “Teaching is indeed a noble and sacred profession which we must uphold in high esteem”, he said adding that students look up to teachers as role models, therefore what they say and do will impact the students be it in a negative or positive  way. The Minister further cautioned that many consider teaching profession as a last resort for employment. This understanding and perception, according to him, is a dangerous assumption.

He also called upon all the teachers to take this profession seriously in order to build a better and brighter future.

He concluded his speech with a quote “To Teach is to Touch a Life forever”.

Earlier in the program, a sport speech was delivered by district education officer Mokokchung while Teachers Awards were given by the DEO, Ao Senden Literature Board and Education Forum of Mokokchung. CURE Foundation school, Jubilee Memorial School Town HSS and Hill View HSS gave a special presentation. Shilula Imchen, associate pastor women, MTBA offered a special prayer for the teachers. (Correspondent)

Wokha: Eight teachers were honoured with the prestigious District Level Teachers’ Award at a grand function organized by Wokha District Education Department to celebrate the 57th Teachers’ Day at Tiyi Hall, Wokha on Wednesday.

Eight teachers were recognized with the district awards on the occasion.

Mhonbeni N. Kikon, a Standard VIII student of GMS Sector A, presented an ode to teachers. She ended her speech by appealing to the teachers “We know that some of us may sometimes be a little difficult to handle, and that sometimes you may get frustrated in trying so hard to teach us the right things. But... please don’t give up on any one of us.”

EAC Wokha Tumben P. Tsanglao, who was the special invitee for the celebration, urged the teachers to continue giving their special attention, maintaining their patience, and keep nurturing and encouraging their students. He summed up his speech with a quote from Maria Montessori: “The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’”

Senior principal GHSS Wokha Y. Vungthungo, spoke about the origins and significance of Teachers’ Day.

Wokha town Baptist church associate pastor Zurenthung Humtsoe said the invocation; ADEO Wokha Zubeno Lotha delivered a welcome address; students of GMS Sector C, Wokha town presented a song; RMSA district coordinator Z. Rhondeno Kikon initiated the presentation of awards to teacher awardees as well as teachers present on the occasion; and senior SDEO Wokha N. Janbeni Kikon proposed the vote of thanks. This was followed by light refreshments for all students, teachers and department officials who attended the celebration. (Correspondent)

Mon: Along with the rest of the country, Mon District Teachers’ Day was celebrated at Council Hall Mon.

Kumar Ramnikant, ADC, Mon who was the special guest on the occasion, saluted the teachers and said “we humble ourselves and congratulate all the teachers.”

According to Ramnikant, teachers also shoulder the responsibility of nation building, as they play an important role in shaping the students and inculcating in them social and cultural values and also make them responsible social beings.

Stating that teaching was a noble profession and at the same time the toughest job, which requires one to leave behind one’s well being and serve others, he urged the teachers to be sincere and honest in their profession.

R. Zayao Lotha, district education officer, Mon also urged the teachers to introspect on their lives as a teacher and work harder for the cause of education in general and for the future of the children particular.

He also extended his greetings to the entire teaching community of the district and thanked them for their hard work and dedication in shaping the careers of students.

Thirteen teachers were awarded District level Teachers Award under Mon district for the year 2018 on the occasion

The awards were handed over by the ADC. Bumang Phaiba, president KSU also spoke a word of encouragement during the occasion. Kaipha Konyak, pastor Hindi Baptist Church, Mon led a prayer for the teachers. Nyamjo Konyak, pastoress KBCM and Rev. Fr. Sam, Catholic Church Mon, offered the invocation and benediction respectively.

The program was organised by DEO & SDEO Mon, Aboi and Tobu which all the teachers from Mon Hq both government and private schools, along with 20 students each, attended. (Correspondent)

Tuensang: Tuensang District celebrated Teachers’ Day at GHSS Auditorium, Tuensang with Rev. Achu Chang ES, CBLT as the resource person. Speaking on the occasion, he congratulated the District Teachers Awardees for their commitment to the students. He added that the teachers are remembered in many ways, as friends and mentors or selfish and biased. 

During the program, the invocation prayer was pronounced by pastor Tenyimi Baptist Church Tuensang, Sentilo Seb; welcome address was delivered by SDEO Tuensang, Sr. Dominic; Trinity Academic School presented “Tribute to Teacher”; St. John School Tuensang felicitated the teachers; a special number was presented by Mt. Carmel School; a speech on behalf of the awardees was delivered by Head Master, Loyem Memorial School, Debashish Deb; Wela Foundation School gave a special presentation and vote of thanks was said by AEO Tuensang, Chubasashi. (DIPR)

Zunheboto: Along with the rest of the state, Zunheboto district celebrated the 57th Teachers Day at Town hall Zunheboto along with ADC Zunheboto, Vekhoyi Chakhesang.

All together 15 teachers were awarded the District Teachers’ Award. The program was chaired by Chichano Ngullie, VP GHSS Zunheboto; invocation was said by Ss’ Mary Chrisaston, HM St. Anthony; welcome address was given by S. Khutovi Sema, senior SDEO Zunheboto; Immanuel Higher Secondary School Zunheboto presented a welcome song; a speech on behalf of the students was delivered by Cornerstone Higher Secondary School and Sovishe Memorial GHS Zunheboto; ode to teachers by GHSS Zunheboto; short speech by Yevito Sema, principal DIET Zunheboto; special prayer for teachers by Rev. Dr. S. Yevito Sumi, Sr Pastor SBCZ; special appearances by Sunbeam School, Bethany School and Sacred Heart School Zunheboto; vote of thanks was delivered by Emilo Patton, principal GHSS Zunheboto and benediction was pronounced by Vechulo L. Doulo pastor Tenyimia Baptist Church. (DIPR)

Tening: Teachers’ Day was celebrated in Tening under the district of Peren, organized by Tening Students Union (TSU) (N) with the theme “Freedom in Teaching, Empowering Teachers” with a 36th Assam Rifles A Coy official as the special guest at Government High School’s Auditorium.

The AR official said teachers were next to mothers. Teachers were friends, guides and philosophers of life, he said. Education is the key to changing and transforming society -- from misery to happiness and knowledge for power. The officer promised that if he was invited, he would help students and candidates prepare for NPSC and UPSC examinations.

Earlier God’s blessing was invoked by K. Lailubo, pastor of Tening Village Baptist Church. Words of greeting were delivered by Ngauphutlakbo Nrak, president of TSU (N); the comperes were Wikamlu and Dausan. Special numbers were presented by Govt. High School, SFS School, Zeliangrong Heraka School and Baptist High School. Literary competition and prize distribution were the highlights of the program. (DIPR)

Nagaland teacher receives National Teachers’ Award

Peren Government Higher Secondary School senior graduate teacher, Murugan, (mathematics and science teacher for middle and secondary levels) was among 45 teachers who received the National Teachers’ Award 2017, from Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, in New Delhi on Wednesday. 

Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Upendra Kushwaha and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Pughoboto: Pughoboto sub-division celebrated the 56th Teacher’s day with ADC Pughoboto, Phuleshe K. Yepthomi at the Town Hall.

During the celebration, Phuleshe said teachers were the builders of the nation and urged the teachers to take more responsibility to mold and shape the students for a better future generation. He added that laziness and insincerity were bad examples for students, he therefore urged the teachers to be sincere and show the right path.

Phuleshe asked the students to listen to their teachers and honour them. He told the students that September 5 was not the only day to show respect to teachers but they should continue to do so every day.

Honouring the teachers, Class 10 student from GHS Pughoboto, Toli H read out a salutation to the teachers. Mission School Pughoboto students displayed a choreographed performance and New Foundation School presented a special song.

PTBC pastor, Akhato L invoked God’s blessing and the function was chaired by SIS, Levi Sema. Vote of thanks was pronounced by SDEO Pughoboto V. Yeshito Swu. (DIPR)

MGM College Dimapur: MGM College Dimapur celebrated Teachers Day on September 5, under the initiative of Arts Club. A press release from MGM College media cell stated that students of third semester and first semester organized variety of programmes to commemorate the day.

MGMHSS: MGM Higher Secondary School (HSS) Dimapur celebrated Teachers Day with a variety of cultural items presented by nursery to higher secondary students. Among the items presented, Abid Hussian of Class 12 (Commerce) made a running portrait of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, and mesmerized the gathering.

Pike Central School: Pike Central School, Sematilla Dimapur celebrated Teachers’ Day with excitement and enthusiasm on September 5.The program started with an invocation. Students of class 9 presented a welcome song; the school headmaster delivered the vote of thanks and a short speech.

DIET Dimapur: Teacher trainees of District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Dimapur observed Teachers Day at the institute. Vice principal of DIET Dimapur, Rolland Ao, exhorted the gathering about the role of teachers in the progress and development of society. He said that doctors treat the physical ailments of a person whereas a teacher nourishes young minds with knowledge and also treat the mental ailment of society.

DMHSS: Dimapur Mission Higher Secondary School (DMHSS) celebrated Teachers’ Day at Town Fellowship (DABA). The program started with an invocation by Kihoto of Class 12 and a speech by the school leader Kinoto, followed by a welcome song and a group song from the senior students. School governing board member, Dr. Jamedi Longkumer, presented teacher of the year award and also exhorted the students and teachers.

KSU: Khar Students’ Union (KSU) organized teacher’s day celebration under the theme, “a good teacher can change everything” at KSU library hall on September 5.

NIIT Dimapur: NIIT Dimapur centre organized a teachers’ day celebration as a mark of respect for the faculty members. Ajay Sethi, director, NIIT Dimapur expressed his gratitude to all the faculty members for their continued sacrifices. He said that professional development of the youth of Nagaland was the core motto of the NIIT faculty. Earlier, Imlimongla Jamir was the chairperson while Bokatoli Kinimi, academic counselor, invoked blessings of the almighty Lord.

GHSS Jalukie: Along with the rest of the country, Government Higher Secondary School, Jalukie, under Peren district celebrated Teachers’ Day on September 5. Dances, songs, duet and short speeches were presented by the students. Paudelong and Asha Gurung compered the program. (DIPR)


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