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16 educators receive Kohima District Teachers’ Award

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 14, 2018 11:09 pm
Teachers’ award recipients seen with DC Soundararajan and Meyase at Kohima district teachers’ award ceremony at Kohima.

Kohima, Sep. 14 (EMN): With modern education going through a rapid transition, which has become more complex and different, an educationist said teaching as a profession today requires the highest sacrifice and commitment.

The Education department needs professional teachers who should keep updating themselves with the latest skills, information and knowledge to keep up with the rest of the world.

This was said by V Meyase, retired director of school education, during the Kohima district teachers’ award ceremony 2018 held in the conference hall of DC office in Kohima on Sep. 13.

Speaking as the special guest, Meyase maintained that education is the only powerful tool to change the world, and therefore said that teachers have to be systematic and by keeping alive the spirit to improve oneself.

The role of a teacher, he pointed out is not only about teaching lessons from the textbooks but also to nurture, influence, train and bring up the students with the greatest care, understanding and most of all, with love.

“It is the duty and responsibility of the teachers to train and bring up students in the way they should go” said Meyase and added that as they grow up the values they learned from the school stays with them all through their lives.

Presenting the wider and holistic perspective of teaching, he said teaching as a ‘multifaceted profession’ is much more than educating and imparting knowledge to the physical and mental of the students, but also encompasses the spirituality of the students as well.

Congratulating the awardees, Meyase also urged them to give their best in their profession and continue to challenge, inspire and influence their students so that they can integrate the knowledge and values in their lives and become an asset to the society.

Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan said although the role of the teachers in moulding a generation is both tasking and immense, often their contributions to the society remain ‘silent and unsung’.

Teachers, he said does not only mould a student but has the responsibility of moulding and shaping a generation and therefore, must introspect and retrospect oneself if one is performing to the fullest potential

Emphasising on the need for ‘continuous improvement’ to cope up with the change in the educational system, the teachers were also asked to take their profession with all seriousness and commitment, stating that they have more responsible task on their shoulders than any other professionals.

Meanwhile, 16 teachers from Kohima were awarded with the Kohima District Teachers’ Award 2018 ‘Roll of honours’ both from private and government schools. The awardees are Rhonbeni of GHSS Jostosma; Rosemary Kent and Tianaro Pongen of GHSS Tseminyu; Ayen Thakro of GHS Khuzama; Khriebeizou-ü Chase of GHS Rüsoma; Zhokhovi Kulviro of GHS Kiruphema; Ganga Thapa of GMS Aradhura, Lierie; Thenuneinuo Theresa of GPS Lower PR Hill; Neitholezo Nakhru of GMS, Kigwema; Mimi Yhoshü of GMS Officer’s Hill; Martha Magh of GMS Tesophenyu; Ningkhalem of GMS Gariphema; Lohe David of Christ King HSS; Ame-ü Belho of Khedi Baptist HSS; Balasis Minge of St. Paul School, Phesama and Kuba Mathew of St. Xavier School.

Also in line with the national target of measles elimination and rubella control by 2020 and the launching of Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign on Oct. 3, prizes were given away to the winners of painting, essay and slogan competition for classes IV-IX.


By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 14, 2018 11:09:49 pm