IT workshop for Dimapur schools concludes
Dimapur, May 5 (EMN): A computer workshop for students and teachers of schools in Dimapur conducted by the team of visiting teachers from Mumbai concluded on May 2.
A press release from the organisers on Sunday offered updates about the programme.
Besides students, 23 teachers from schools across the district participated in the workshop which was conducted at the Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School in Dimapur.
Students and teachers tried their hand at digital art using Tux Paint. They were introduced to computer science also, through a program called Scratch, which is stated to be a free programming language developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the press release stated.
Likewise, the students and teachers learned to write a program to create interactive games that was presented to the audience during the closing ceremony on May 2, the updates stated.
The assistant director of School Education B Nellayappan who was present at the closing ceremony was stated to have been impressed by the result and effectiveness of the workshop, and for the enthusiasm shown by the students as well as participating teachers.
The officer assured the gathering that he would discuss with the higher authorities about similar events and to try to extend the training project across the districts in Nagaland.
Also, the principal of Pranab Vidyapith higher secondary school Manoj Bhatacharjee said workshops that empower students and teachers with computer technology were the need of the hour. He said similar workshops should be conducted more often, the press release quoted him as having stated. He expressed desire to host more workshops at his institution.
At the closing ceremony, the participating teachers said they found the computer training interesting and interactive, the updates stated. “They added that it was very important that they remain updated, particularly with regard to latest technologies so that they can update their students.”
The teachers also expressed gratitude to the Indian National Fellowship Center, stated to be a nongovernmental organisation founded by the governor of Nagaland PB Acharya for initiating the workshop; and to Saraswat Bank for sponsoring the program.
The resource for the event consisting of Nidhi Poddar, Trupti Jadhav and Snehal Sambre from USM’s Shriram Mantri Vidyanidhi Info Tech Academy at Mumbai.
The team from Mumbai has now travelled to Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Doyang. Apart from the school students, teachers from different schools in Wokha district are participating in the computer workshop at Doyang which commenced on May 3, the press release stated.
As part of a continuing fellowship exchange programme to promote “emotional integration” between Nagaland with rest of the country, a group of 43 qualified teachers from Upnagar Shikshan Mandal (USM) at Mumbai have undertaken an official tour to the Northeast region. They are on a mission to promote cultural, social and educational motivation by the Indian National Fellowship Council (INFC), a nongovernmental organisation in Mumbai, the updates stated.
A cultural exchange programme sponsored by the North East Zone Cultural Center was organized on May 2 at the Raj Bhavan in honour of the guests.
During the event, community artists from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland gave various dance performances. The visiting teachers also presented a patriotic song, the updates stated.
“Governor Acharya appreciated the vision of USM and encouraged them to initiate more such tours in future. USM is proposed to enter into a MoU with government schools in the state for which the details are being worked out,” the updates stated.