DC Kohima stresses on spreading awareness on plastic ban, sanitation through school assemblies

DC Kohima stresses on spreading awareness on plastic ban, sanitation through school assemblies
DC Kohima along with DMA SS Kohima officials and SMC of GMS Lower Chandmari during the inauguration of new building on September 10, 2019.
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Kohima, September 10: Deputy Commission of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie today stressed on the need for holding talks on sanitation & hygiene and harmful effects of using any form of plastics in the school assembly at least once a week.
Speaking during the inaugural function of the newly constructed building of Government Middle School (GMS) Lower Chandmari here, DC Thejawelie, who is also the Chairman of District Mission Authority (DMA), Samagra Shiksha Kohima, said that in line with the decision of the State Government to ban use of all forms of single use plastic, Kohima district would be enforcing the ban from October 1, 2019.
Stating that use of plastic has become a serious health and environmental hazard, Thejawelie stressed on the importance of creating better awareness not only among the general populace but also to spread the message to the young students on the harmful effects of single use plastics by holding discussions in the schools assemblies. He also said that talks on the importance of sanitation and hygiene should also be taken up there.
Meanwhile, highlighting the problem of proxy and irregular teachers in many government schools, the DC urged the government teachers to know their responsibility and focus on providing quality education.
He also said that in order to improve the quality education in government schools, the department has been facilitating teachers to undergo various trainings for skill development through various schemes. In this, he said, teachers have to have the heart for students so that the many programmes will benefit the students.
Also pointing that the government has been providing good school buildings, he said now the requirement to reach out to increase the enrollment in government schools by providing quality education.
Further, the DC appreciated the School Management Committee (SMC) of GMS Lower Chandmari saying that many SMCs do not work for the welfare of the schools but the efforts of SMC GMS Lower Chandmari should be a model for others.
Assistant District Coordinator, DMA Samagra Shiksha, Thongsenlo was appreciative saying that the actual sanction was for Assam type five rooms, but the SMC of the school has managed to construct the double storeyed pucca building with kitchen and other facility.
He called upon the public of the area to preserve and protect the school property as theiwn own and also help in making it a centre of learning.
Thongsenlo also urged the teachers to be more sincere and dedicated saying that teachers are not just government employees but on a mission to impart quality education.
Secretary of SMC Lower Chandmari, John Kath in his brief report on the new building disclosed that it was constructed with an amount of Rs 30 lakh with the fund provided under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan by DMA Kohima.
The SMC Lower Chandmari also submitted representation to the DC and Chairman DMA Samagra Shiksha Kohima with point charter of appeal which include upgradation from GMS to Government High School,construction of school fencing, providing water filter facility, appointment of grade-IV staff and construction of footsteps from the road down to the school.
Chairman Panchayat Lower Chandmari, Nohokhul Sophie and GB Lower Chandmari Hoshito Assumi also exhorted the gathering.
Chaired by SMC Lower Chandmari, Chairman, Thungbemo Mozhui the programme commenced with SMC member Ayangla Kichu saying the invocation. Special song was presented by students of the school while SMC member Dr Achila Lanu tendered the vote of thanks. (Page News Service)