ADC Dimapur, Albert Ezung, along with Teachers’ Day awardees at the Dimapur District Common Teachers’ Day celebration held at Covenant Hall, Christian HSS. (DIPR Photo)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 5
Hundreds of teachers and students attended the Dimapur District Common Teachers’ Day celebration held at Covenant Hall, Christian HSS, with additional deputy commissioner, Dimapur, Albert Ezung, as special guest.
The special guest in his address said Teachers’ Day (September5), the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a great scholar and former President of India, is celebrated as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. The ADC said Radhakrishnan holds a special place for people of Nagaland as it was Radhakrishnan who inaugurated Nagaland statehood was back in1963 when he was then President of India.
Paying his respect and tribute to the teachers on the occasion, Ezung said he also remember his teachers for making him what he is today. Saluting the teachers for their dedication and commitment, he said especially acknowledged the young teachers for choosing the noble profession as most educated youth are not interested in teaching profession.
The ADC said premier institutes in the country like the IITs have expressed concern over the education scenario in the near future as most of their students opt for other lucrative professions and shown little inclination to don the mantle of a teacher.
Urging the teachers not to take teaching as a mere profession but as a calling, the ADC also challenged the teachers to inspire their students to follow their footsteps as teachers. He further reminded that the quest for knowledge is a continuous process and cautioned, “The moment you feel you know everything, that moment you stop growing (intellectually).”
Principal, GHSS Singrijan, P Aienla Longkumer, who spoke on significance of Teachers’ Day, said if one visits a hospital, then he or she will know how crucial the role of a doctor is; likewise the role of a teacher in school. Senior SDEO Dimapur, T Kiyelu Yeptho, in his welcome address reminded that teachers are the managers of the world’s greatest resource- children.
On the occasion, 22 teachers from different schools (both Government and private) received Teachers’ Day awards.
Students from GHSS Purana Bazar, St Mary HSS Pudumpukhuri, St Stephen HSS Dimapur, Livingstone Foundation HSS, GHS Thahekhu and GHSS Chümoukedima, presented special numbers and other entertainment items.