Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Sukhalu releases 12 Nagaland heritage-based films

Twelve Nagaland Heritage-based films were released by Advisor for School Education & SCERT, K.T. Sukhalu, at the Capital Convention Centre, Kohima on September 21 (Wednesday).
Speaking at the programme, Sukhalu said many aspects of its heritage, culture, and traditions are not being fully documented and asked the SCERT department to document those for the students. “Students were often not fully aware of their culture and tradition, therefore, screening of these short films to the students should be done to infuse the feeling of pride in one’s identity”, he added. He stressed the need of counsellors for students to mainstream the students into the right line of thinking and overall development. He also mentioned that teachers also play an important role to take responsibility for moulding the students into leaders for the future generation.
Commissioner & Secretary, School Education & SCERT, Kevileno Angami, said culture is their identity, and a person who does not know one’s culture is ignorant, and asserted that it is important that we teach our children the knowledge of our state, cultural practices, and the history. She also said SCERT has come up with the Nagaland Heritage textbook which helps children to learn the dialect and language, cultural practices, and poems of different tribes, and with the release of the Nagaland Heritage-based films, it would supplement what is in the textbook.
Director SCERT, N. Chumchanbeni Kikon said the Nagas’ rich cultural heritage can be successfully preserved if only they value it, document it, and transmit it to the next generation. She informed that SCERT Nagaland has documented a total of 15 Naga heritage-based short films, out of which three were released in the year 2020. She also stated that the 12 Nagaland Heritage-based short films are based on customs, practices, values, and different aspects of Naga culture which are drawn from the school subject “Nagaland Heritage Studies”. She further disclosed that that SCERT Nagaland is the first SCERT in the country to introduce the course for Diploma in School Counselling on April 2, 2018.
A total of 38 trainees from the 3rd batch were conferred the diploma degree and oath-taking was administered by the advisor K.T. Sukhalu. A total of 31 candidates were also inducted into the course as the 4th batch during the programme.