Hindi teachers observe Hindi Diwas
Kohima, Sep. 18 (EMN): The Kohima unit of the All Nagaland Hindi Teachers’ Union (ANHTU) celebrated the 26th district Hindi Diwas at the Ura Academy Hall in Kohima. Zakienei Khoubve, deputy director (Hindi), was the guest speaker for the programme, which was conducted on Wednesday in Kohima.
Addressing the event, Khoubve said that the directorate of School Education has 2,300 Hindi teachers, out of which more than 700 are untrained.
The deputy director said many schools were still running without Hindi teachers. He mentioned also the lack of facilities to set-up training courses.
Nonetheless, he maintained that proficiency in the language will enable the Hindi teachers to ‘easily communicate outside the state.’ Over the years, he said, Hindi teachers have contributed well to the promotion of the language. In this regard, the speaker said that about 20-22 private Hindi institutions are functioning in Nagaland.
Khoubve spoke of 162 retirement vacancies and that it has been submitted to the government for approval.
Rometo Sema, president of the All Nagaland Hindi Teachers’ Union, and Vizothal Zhotso, president of the Kohima ANHTU, also spoke during the occasion.
Students sang and performed dances during the programme.