Teachers’s Day observed in Manipur, seven teachers awarded
Imphal, Sep. 5 (EMN): Expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the teachers for their contributions in the field of education, Manipur Education Minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam said that it is very hard to conceive a society without teachers.
Dr. Radheshyam was speaking at the state level celebration of Teachers’ Day at the conference hall, Samagra Shiksha Manipur, Babupara in Imphal. Commissioner, Education (S) T Ranjit Singh; Director of Education (S) L Nandakumar Singh and other officials attended the observation.
Stating that firm belief, commitment and dedication of the teachers have been the guiding force in shaping the society and the nation, Dr. Radheshyam said that the nations are built in classrooms and teachers groom the young minds in the classrooms. Great personalities and all the individuals in every profession are moulded by the teachers.
Observing that education begins at home and one should never forget their parents, the very first teacher who makes huge sacrifices to give the best to their children, he said that one should always respect the teachers and expressed that the faith in teachers needs to be reaffirmed like in olden days. The teachers not only bestow knowledge but also the conduct, thought and discipline of life. Teacher in himself or herself is an institution.
He also pointed out that the new National Education Policy, 2020 contains chapters for teachers that envisions restructuring and rebuilding of the professional standards for teachers.
On the occasion, the State Teachers’ Award 2020 was given to seven teachers. The Awardees are Moirangthem Thoibi Devi, Headmistress – in-charge of PK Upper Primary School, Imphal East; L. Khupkhothang Khongsai Headmaster – in – charge of Kumbipukhri High School, Churachandpur; Khwairakpam Sanayaima Singh, Vice – Principal of Moirang Multipurpose Higher Secondary School, Bishnupur; Brahmacharimayum Romeo Sharma, Headmaster – in – Charge of Chajing Mairenkhong Upper Primary School, Imphal West; Thoungam Ajitkumar Singh Headmaster – in – charge of Khunthoknganbi Upper Primary School, Imphal West; Khundrakpam Warjit, Headmaster of Senapati Aided Junior High School, Senapati and Khangembam Kanhai Singh, Primary Teacher of Tekcham Girls Upper Primary School, Thoubal. It may be mentioned that Teachers’ Day is observed across the country every year on September 5 to mark the birthday of former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a prominent scholar, academician and Bharat Ratna awardee.