Former minister, K Hollohon, releasing the golden jubilee souvenir of GHS Dhansiripar. Also seen are director, School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe, and others. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 27
Government High School Dhansiripar with its motto ‘Strive for Better’ commemorated 50 years of imparting education to village children of Dhasiripar sub-division by organizing a golden jubilee celebration here at the school playground on Friday.
The event was graced by director of School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe, and former minister, K Hollohon, as chief guest and guest of honour respectively, besides a host of officials from various departments, elders and well wishers from neighbouring villages.
The director of School Education in his address called upon teachers to rededicate themselves in moulding the minds of children who are in the crucial and formative years.
Tsopoe said jubilee is a time for teachers to introspect and retrospect on whether they have been true to their calling in shaping and guiding the destinies of children.
He observed that in the past though teachers were less educated, but they were more dedicated and also willing to take up the challenge of serving in rural and remote areas. Sadly in the today’s context, many teachers seem to be more preoccupied with their own personal interests and other matters and spending lesser time with the students.
“As a teacher do you know each student by name and their family background? Are you spending sufficient time with your students?” Tsopoe asked.
He said devoting less time to students and duty might be one reason why government schools are faring poorly in terms of results as compared to private schools though government schools have more trained and qualified teachers.
He exhorted the students to be wary of modern gadgets and their applications as too much indulgence in these gadgets will distract them from studies. He also reminded the students that the school they attend is not as important as the desire to learn and achieve one’s dream.
To the alumni, the director quoted a popular phrase of John F Kennedy and said the alumni should ask what they can contribute to their alma mater in return for the education they received.
On public appeal for upgradation of the school to higher secondary level, K Hollohon, who has been long associated with the steady growth of the school, in his brief speech, said the area public should take the initiative and advised setting up of a committee to pursue the matter. Hollohon also released the souvenir of the golden jubilee.
SDO (Civil) Dhansiripar, Mhalo; DDEO Dimapur, R Amongla Jamir; GB Dhansiripar, Deblal Jigdung; former headmaster Mayang Ao and Ramesh Hasnu, alumnus, also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, headmistress Dhansiripar GHS, Sademmongla, delivered welcome address and Katila Aier, G/T, gave a ‘Golden history’ of the school.