GMS for Children with Special Needs Lerie observes literary-cum-cultural day

Government Middle School for Children with Special Needs, Lerie Colony during the observation of Literary cum Cultural Day at Panchayat Hall, Lerie Colony on June 14. (Morung Photo)

Government Middle School for Children with Special Needs, Lerie Colony during the observation of Literary cum Cultural Day at Panchayat Hall, Lerie Colony on June 14. (Morung Photo)

Morung Express news 
Kohima | June 14 

Government Middle School for Children with Special Needs, Lerie Colony observed literary- cum-cultural day at Panchayat Hall, Lerie Colony today. 

Addressing the gathering, Area Education Officer, Sebul Rhütso said the foundation of children is build both at home and school where parents and teachers play equally important role in building children's skills and abilities. 

Speaking about the advantages of government schools, Rhütso said in govt run schools, students are provided free education including free textbooks, uniforms and midday meal. He said this concept of providing free benefits also aids underprivileged children to gain education. 

Apart from curriculum taught at schools, he opined that sending children to school was not enough. Rhütso explained that the guidance and support of children at home or outside the school encourages them to do well and enable them to grow. While urging the parents to build a good learning environment, Rhütso also pointed out that co- curricular activities are ways to bring out hidden talents and encourage them to stand out in society. 

Complimenting the school for leading as an example with its excellent performance, Rhütso called all the stakeholders to join hands in making the GMS CWSN a model school in the state. 

Area Education Officer, Neisiesa Chüsi said under SDEO, Kohima, there are 68 primary and middle school, out of which GMS-CWSN is one of the best performing schools and this was one reason why the head teacher also received district teacher award. 

These examples show that there is a paradigm shift in the performance of government schools, he maintained while adding that the perception of private schools being better than government school is a wrong concept. 

Chüsi asserted that government schools today have very qualified and trained professionals and its performance is well monitored to suit changing needs. 

He underscored that when the infrastructure of the school is good and has very good provisions of basic amenities, it shows that the school management committee is playing an active role in the school management. In this regard, Chüsi acknowledged the yeoman contribution of the SMC. 

He also credited all the stakeholders including the SMC, teachers and students for their valuable contribution. 

Earlier during the day long programme, spelling bee competition, poem recitation, fashion show and song competition on national anthem and drawing and painting competition were held. The programme was chaired by Swedenu Sothu and class-A students presented Ara Kezivi. Vote of thanks was delivered by Nikheli Zhimomi.