Arunachal celebrates Teachers’ Day

60 teachers honoured with State Teachers’ Award

ITANAGAR, Sep 5: Teachers’ Day was celebrated across Arunachal Pradesh to mark the birth anniversary of teacher, philosopher-author and second President of India, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on Tuesday.
At Banquet Hall, Itanagar, 60 teachers from all over the state were honoured with the ‘State Teachers’ Award’ during the state level Teachers’ Day celebration. The award consists of cash, a shawl and a certificate, which were given away by Education Minister Honchun Ngandam and Education Parliamentary Secretary, Pani Taram.
Lauding the role of teachers, Ngandam appealed to them to work with sincerity to improve the education scenario of the state. He said that “though Arunachal is a late starter in education sector, we have been successful in catching up with the rest of the country’.
The Education Department is trying to undo the negative impact of no-detention policy by re-introducing class V and class VIII board examinations, he said and informed that moral science and grammar classes are being re-introduced in the elementary schools of the state.
Referring to introduction of smart classroom, he said that it will help to understand the lessons better and improve the learning outcome of the students.
Describing teachers as guides, philosophers and mentors of the students and above all, builders of the nation, Taram appealed to the society to recognize the role of teachers in shaping the lives of the students.
Addressing the teachers, State Chief Information Commissioner, Joram Begi expressed serious concern about the declining reputation of the teaching profession. ‘It is very unfortunate that teaching job is being now treated as a last opportunity by the educated and the un-employed’ he said.
Education Secretary Bidol Tayeng informed that the government was examining reduction of 20 years service requirement for State Teachers’ Award nomination to 10 years, so that young and sincere teachers are also identified and nominated for the state award.
He also informed that the department was examining the feasibility of including teachers from government-aided schools and private schools for the state teachers’ awards from next year.
Earlier, two minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect and for eternal peace of the departed soul of Health Minister, late Jomde Kena.
Further, the cash award of Rs 15,000 each was proposed to be deposited in the bank accounts of the awardees.
At Namsai and Mahadevpur, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Parliamentary Secretary Chau Zingnu Namchoom joined the teaching community in the celebrations.
Dismayed with poor performance of schools, Mein suggested holding monthly examinations in every class and submit the report to the DDSE and to the Directorate of Education for monitoring. He also announced to award performing teachers based on their results from the next Teacher’s Day onwards.
Mein also announced to provide fund for construction of school auditorium and renovation of Namsai Higher Secondary School and also for extension of school buildings of Mahadevpur Higher Secondary School.
Informing that Namsai sits at third place from the bottom in terms of poor CBSE results, PS Namchoom urged the teachers to revamp and work hard to bring good results from this year’s academic session.
At least 106 government and private schools under Namsai constituency were felicitated on the occasion.
Two minutes silence was also observed to pay condolence to Late Jomde Kena.
At Aalo, the North East Frontier Technical University (NEFTU), celebrated Teachers’ Day and its 3rd NEFTU Foundation Day in a befitting manner at Gumin Kiin (General Mopin Ground).
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Swetika Sachan urged upon students to focus on their studies, while NEFTU Vice Chancellor, Dr Tejum Padu gave a brief account of the University.
The 10 students who topped in the end semester exams of June 2017 were awarded prizes on the occasion.
At Bomdila, a mass rally was organized by the students of Government Higher Secondary School, Bomdila, guided by Principal in-charge V Singh to mark the celebration of the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
At Roing, the day was celebrated at Government Secondary School Parbuk. On the occasion, a stage at GSS Parbuk General Ground was also inaugurated by Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner, Deepak Shinde. The stage was constructed by the DRDA from the DC’s untied fund 2016-17.
Shinde exhorted parents and community leaders to guide their children in the right direction and use their wisdom in nourishing the growth of children.
He expressed satisfaction over 100 percent achievement in Parbuk village under the ODF programme and informed that release of funds under various government schemes will be made on the basis of the performance of a particular village.
Teachers of 8-Bukong and retired teachers were felicitated on the occasion.
At Tawang, MLA Tsering Tashi said that state government is giving priority to the education sector and welfare of teachers. Expressing concern over the tremendous decrease in enrolment of students in government schools, Tashi said there is a serious need for retrospection.
Earlier, two minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to Late Jomde Kena.
Several teachers were also felicitated on the occasion.
At Lumla, RWD Parliamentary Secretary, Jambey Tashi appreciated the teachers for their devotion in teaching profession in remotest corner of the district, while at Jang, Tsering Dolma, wife of CM Pema Khandu felicitated the teachers.
Teachers’ Day 2017 was also celebrated by the students and teachers of Government Secondary School, P-sector, Itanagar with various events, including cultural programmes presented by the students. School Headmaster, Toku Raja highlighted the life and contribution of Dr S Radhakrishnan on the occasion.
From our Daporijo correspondent, Teachers’ Day was celebrated in Upper Subansiri district with various cultural, literary and games and sports events organized in different schools of the district
At Si-Donyi Public School, Daporijo and Government Higher Secondary School, Muri Mugli, both teachers and students took part in various competitive events.
The day was also celebrated at Garden Dew School, RWD Colony in Itanagar with cultural programme presented by the students.