No child should be left out in accruing knowledge through education — Acharya
Dimapur, June 7 (EMN): Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya handed over books and book racks to Government Middle School, Officers Hill, Kohima on June 7 as part of the library programme sponsored by Team Naga Chetana, Rotary Club of Karkala and Reading Star, an NGO that works to ensure that every school is equipped with a library.
The programme was motivated by India National Fellowship Centre (INFC), an NGO from Mumbai and initiated by the Governor.
Acharya stated that government schools have a prominent role to strengthen Nagaland and called on the teachers to be dedicated and give their “heart and soul” in educating the young minds, informed an update from PRO to Governor. He opined that no child should be left out in accruing knowledge through education and encouraged the parents to send their children to school regularly.
Stating that poverty is not a curse or a disease, said it’s up to the students to make use of the education they receive and build their future and build a better society and Nagaland. He also encouraged the students to make good use of the library and read as much as they could.
Reading is important as it develops the mind and helps us discover new things, he said.
He also called on the Officers Hill colony residents to contribute in whatever way they could for the uplift of the Middle School. Stating that the strength of the chain lies in the weakest link, he was of the opinion that the residents should strengthen the Middle School so as to strengthen the society. He also assured to support and contribute towards the school provided the colony residents take up developmental activities.
Kavita Acharya, wife of the Governor who had adopted the school, stated that library and sport are part of education, and urged the students to make use of the nearly 200 academic and general knowledge books available in the newly installed library. She also thanked the sponsors for their concern and for donating valuable books to the school.
Four schools under Kohima district have been selected under the Library Programme and will be given Indian and imported books that will help children to improve their reading skills; learn to enjoy the reading process; and learn more about India and Nagaland through folktales. The schools will also be given two dictionaries each for the students and teachers.