Limawabang Aier addressing the gathering during the GMS Midland, Kohima jubilee celebration on Monday.
Morung Express News
Kohima | October 2
Government Middle School (GMS) Midland, Kohima celebrated golden jubilee cum Panchayat Day with Director RMSA, Limawabang Aier as the chief guest at the school on Monday.
Aier saluted the pioneers and teachers of the school saying reaching 50th year is an achievement. Colony Panchayat and Ward Education Committee (WEC), he stated, have great role to play to run and maintain the government school effectively in the colony. Aier also appreciated the present school performance which is comparatively better than before. He advised the WEC to have long term project for the welfare of the school, including up-gradation plan.
Encouraging the teachers to continue their best efforts for the sake of the students, he said the result of their effort and sacrifices may not be seen immediately but the output will show sooner or later. He also reminded them they are the backbone of the school and nation builders and urged to give their best services. Challenging the students’ community, he said that the present education is not only about how to read and write but the ability to compete with their other peers as competition is stiff. The chief guest informed the gathering that the colony panchayat’s proposal for up-gradation of the school will be looked into as it is genuine depending on the location of the school in the heart of the state capital.
Head teacher GMS Midland, Kohima Tiamenla Longchar in her school report said the school was nearly closed down due to poor performance of the students and teachers during 1970s. She also informed that late Raneilie Belho and family willingly donated the present site of the school. The opening of LP school was approved by the colony in 1967 and in 1969 the enrolments of the students were 120 with classes A to 2.
The head teacher further said that in 1990, the school was upgraded to class 4, to class 5 in 2009 and finally upgraded to class 8 in 2010. At present, the school has 18 teachers and 251 students. She stated that there is an urgent need of school up-gradation as class 8 passed students are unable to get admission in other schools and even waste one year seeking for admission.
The programme was led by chairman SMS, Zaseta (Atanu) Theyo, invocation prayer said by pastor, Midland Baptist Church Neisalie Rossi, keynote address delivered by Visa Meru, panchayat chairman Midland Kohima, special song was presented by GMS Midland students. The chief guest also released the school souvenir.
The programme was attended by school students and teachers, colony residents, former teachers and school managing authority, among others.