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By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 02, 2017 11:59 pm
Students of GMS Midland, Kohima presenting a song during the 50th anniversary event of the school on Oct. 2.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Oct. 2 (EMN): While commenting on the placement of teachers across government-run schools in the state, the Director of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Nagaland, Limawabang Aier has shared his wish for a balanced distribution among the districts, particularly in the villages and remote areas.
Speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration of Government Middle School, Midland in Kohima on Monday, Aier, who graced the function as the chief guest, admitted that the placement of teachers was not balanced when compared in urban and rural areas. He added that Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung were the major pockets of placement as most teachers prefer to be posted at those districts.
“We have sufficient government teachers all over Nagaland, but the placement is all wrong,” Aier said adding that “there are excess of teachers in these three districts.”
Addressing a host of students, teachers and colony leaders on the day, Aier congratulated the school on attaining 50 years, while he lauded the pioneers and those people behind bringing the school thus far.
Mentioning that ‘government schools are needed for the lower strata of the society’, Aier urged the ward panchayat and the people of the colony to look after the welfare of the school.
While assuring that the department will try to do its best for the welfare of all concerned, Aier also advised the students to strive hard.
“To learn or to read and write is simple, but to compete in the real world is tough. Obey your parents and teachers as it will do you good in the long run,” he said.
To the teachers, he told them that they are the backbone of the school and the society, and encouraged them to deliver their best.
“A teacher’s output is measured only after a lifetime or after a generation. Your output will not be visible soon. Do not be disheartened or frustrated, but work hard as you are ultimately running the hope of a nation,” Aier said.
The guest of honour was Bei-i who graced the function in place of Viu Belho, a local contractor. Mention be made that, Raneilie Belho, father of Viu Belho and also one of the first settlers of Midland colony, had then donated his plot of land to construct the school building.
Presenting the school report, Tiamenla Longchar, head teacher of GMS Midland appreciated the family of Raneilie Belho for donating the land, while she thanked all the teachers and students – former as well as current – for contributing towards the development of the school.
The school was established in 1967 as a Lower Primary School and was later upgraded to Government Middle School in 2010, Longchar informed.
Delivering the keynote address, chairman of Midland panchayat, Visa Meru also lauded all the people responsible for bringing the school thus far.
It may be mentioned that the school’s 50th anniversary celebration also coincided with the panchayat day which is observed every year on October 2. On the day, the chief guest also released a magazine commemorating the 50th anniversary celebration of the school.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 02, 2017 11:59:48 pm