‘Remove educational backwardness from Mon’
MON, SEPTEMBER 5
AT Mon, Teachers’ Day was celebrated with S. Manlip Konyak President, Konyak Union as a special guest at Council Hall, Mon.
Speaking on the occasion, Manlip said since time immemorial, teachers have been the agents behind every civilization and development in the world. Even in the context of Konyak traditional system, he said that the elders were the mentor and trained the youths in the Morung and guide them and mould them for better future. He asserted that till the modern civilization Konyaks were living under darkness but the Christian Missionaries who brought modern education system along with Christianity could disperse the darkness from the Konyak soil.
Stressing on the noble profession of the teachers he said unlike other profession, Teachers has a special God given responsibility to mould and shape the nation. Citing that greatness and weakness of a nation depends largely on the quality of teachers, Manlip appealed to every teacher on the occasion to introspect and renewed their commitment for the well-being of the students and contribute in the nation building.
‘Youths are the backbone of the Great Nation and to generate progressive and pro-active youth depends on teachers’, he added. Manlip also thanked the teachers across the country working in the district who has committed themselves for the service of the Konyaks leaving aside their religions, caste, sect and traditional barrier.
Noting with great regret that Mon district is far behind with low literacy rate, he called upon the teachers to remove the educational backwardness from the district by imparting quality education to the students.
Speech on behalf of the Awardees was proposed by C. Homang Peter, G/T, GHS Tobu. Altogether nine teachers were awarded with the District Level Teachers Award.
Earlier, the programme started with invocation by Menuolhoulie Sekhose, Pastor, Tenyimi Church, Mon and Welcome song by GHS Mon Town (C). Monyu, GHSS Mon, proposed significance of Teachers Day. The highlights of the celebration were: Introduction of the District Level Awardees and presentation to the Awardees and teachers, Special number by St. Joseph School and Ahnjong Mission High School. Dance by Sacred Heart School and Don Bosco School. St. Mary School bagged the first prize in Banner Competition. Razouseyi Vese, Dy. DEO Mon, chaired the function.