45 teachers honoured for ‘making a difference’
Dimapur, April 3 (EMN): A total of 45 teachers from 25 schools across Dimapur district were felicitated on Saturday at a programme “Making a difference,” organised by Viata Institute of Allied Health Science and Research (VIAHSR). The felicitation programme was organised in association with All Nagaland Private Schools Association (ANPSA) and the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU). The programme was initiated to felicitate teachers who have made a difference with their service.
Speaking during the programme, ANSPA president of Dimapur unit Andrew Ahoto remarked that other countries have better notion about the educators whereas in India teachers are taken as ‘third-class citizens.’
“I feel that we need to understand and work together as family as we are actually falling short in many things,” he added.
He mentioned that 80% of the students go to private schools and are performing better than those from government schools.
“If the government gives 10% of the fund to private schools, I think we can make a five star facility in all the private schools,” remarked Ahoto. He also stated that students from Nagaland prefer to go outside states for higher studies if they were given the privilege.
He shared that if the education system and hospitals in the states are well developed, the economy of the people would just bloom itself. He further stressed that education in the country is overrated as “we always look at marks and grades where the higher the marks, the more we appreciate.”
He has sought giving special attention to every student depending on their skills saying, ‘Every child’s talent is different and every child has different potentiality.’
He further encouraged the teachers to be practical and give equal attention to every student. “Be vigorous in whatever you are doing and see that tomorrow our state becomes a hub of education and medical tourism and we become renown,” he added.
During the programme, an invocation prayer was said by Rev. Khriezovi Kiso, while a song was performed by Vizho Nakhro, and introduction on VIATA was said by Pranjal Borbora. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Beizo Kiso.