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Teachers’ Day celebrated with fervour across Meghalaya

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JOWAI: Along with the rest of the country, the twin districts of East and West Jaintia Hills celebrated the 53rd Teachers’ Day on Friday with great fervor.

In West Jaintia Hills, the Teachers’ Day celebration was held at District Library Auditorium, Mynthong Jowai. West Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner P.S. Dkhar graced the occasion as the chief guest while the State Commissioner Scout & Guides was the guest of honour.

Mislin Chullai, Assistant Teacher, St. Mary Mazzerallo Higher Secondary School, Jowai, San Ha-Oo Lyngdoh, Headmaster, Government Upper Primary School, Nongbah, Bity Susngi, Head teacher, Lower Primary School, Nongbah, Rising Star Khar, Scouts Master from North Liberty Secondary School and Monestelin Marbaniang, Guide Captain from St. Mary Mazzerallo Higher Secondary School, Jowai were the recipients of the District award.

The celebration was attended by hundreds of student from various schools besides school principals, head teachers and teachers of Higher Secondary, Secondary, Upper Primary and Lower Primary schools.

Greeting all the teachers the Deputy Commissioner lauded their hard work and selfless service to impart education in the society, and added, “Today is a special day for all teachers in the country”.

The Deputy Commissioner encouraged the teachers to continue working selflessly and stressed that the teachers should ensure that every child receives quality education, so that the child can take on the challenges of the changing world.

Retired Deputy Director of School Education & Literacy, V. Kynjing and Dr. J. Lyngwa were among the others who joined in the celebration.

Joint Director of School Education & Literary, West Jaintia Hills, T.L. Pale, presented the welcome address while Sub-Divisional School Education Officer, Jowai, M. Pde, delivered the vote of thanks.

Other highlights included recitation, singing and dance presentations by school students.

Celebration at Ampati

Three teachers from South West Garo Hills were conferred with the District awards on the occasion of 53rd Teachers’ Day celebration organized by the District School Education Office here at Ampati Multi Facility Centre on Friday.

The three teachers who received the awards for their outstanding contribution to the cause of education were the Osman Ali, Assistant Teacher, Ampati Govt Higher Secondary School, Rudendro Ch. Sangma, Headmaster, Ampati Deficit Upper Primary School and Wathendro M. Sangma, Assistant Teacher, Daronggre Govt Lower Primary School.

The awards were given away by Hazel D.B. Sangma, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ampati, who was the chief guest on the occasion.

In her address, Sangma, while terming the teachers as ‘torch bearers’, said that even in this age of Information Technology there is still a need to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and in this challenging times the responsibility placed on the teachers is huge, but teachers alone cannot do the job, she said and called for coordinated effort from all the parents, school managing committees, government functionaries and the community as a whole.

Saying that knowledge and tolerance are the two most important tools in the struggle against violence and social evils, she observed that the students of today lack in discipline which lead to lack of reverence and respect for the teachers.

She also lamented the increasing number of dropout students and stressed the need for the teachers to have a one-to-one rapport with each of their students.

District School Education Officer, Ampati, S.N. Sangma, lecturer of Ampati Govt. Higher Secondary School, P. Ch. Marak and Block Mission Coordinator, Lenin Sangma, were among others who also spoke on the occasion.

The celebration was also marked by songs and dances by students of various schools. A live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the teachers was also shown on the occasion.

Shishu Shiksha Ghar celebrates Teachers’ Day

Students of Christian Academy perform ‘Gloria Adios’ during the 53rd Teachers’ Day celebration at U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong, on Friday. (ST)
Students of Christian Academy perform ‘Gloria Adios’ during the 53rd Teachers’ Day celebration at U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong, on Friday. (ST)

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Shishu Shiksha Ghar (SSG), Children’s Home of Learning, Shillong, organized a programme at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong, for the teachers who are devoted and dedicated towards providing their services for educating the distressed and under-privileged children.

The children participants included rag pickers, domestic helpers, child labourers, street children, slum children, etc.

The programme was organized to provide a platform to these target children to show their admiration towards their teachers by providing them an opportunity to display their various talents through stage performance.

The programme comprised of welcoming the teachers followed by welcome song and dance by the children as well as a skit performed by the students showing their gratitude towards their teachers.

Besides, a Taekwondo demonstration was put up by some children from the target group who had won Gold and Silver medals during the State Level Taekwondo Championship.

More than two hundred children participated in the programme.

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