Last updated on: September 4, 2018 at 11:34 pm IST
Teachers’ spearhead change, says Guv
Dimapur, September 4: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has greeted teachers in the State for their lifetime of dedication and commitment to the great cause of educating our youth.
In a message on the eve of Teachers’ Day, the Governor said teachers spearhead change by shaping and building students’ personality and making them ideal citizens of the country.
“As one looks at the great impact on the growth, development and well-being of the students and nation, one must agree that teaching is a noble profession. Apart from academics, teachers stand by us at every step to guide, motivate and inspire to become better people. Every successful person remembers with joy and pride the elementary school days and their teachers,” he said.
Calling upon all teachers to widen the horizon of thinking of the students, encourage them to think critically about broader issues concerning the nation, society and the environment, the Governor said the goal must be to create good citizens who are capable of preserving the past and creating the future.
“The influences and experiences you share with your students will remain with them for a lifetime. You are also laying the foundation and the building blocks of the society.
“Teachers should be the Game Changer’ and socially accountable. Our students, when they come out, must be an asset to the society, employable, create wealth out of our natural resources,” he said.
“Lessons in good citizenship inculcated at a young age will go a long way in creating a better society. This could be as simple as traffic rules, cleanliness, gender sensitization, concern for the weak and reverence for the elders. Let us re-dedicate ourselves to this task and this duty,” he said while conveying good wishes to the entire teaching community on behalf of the people of Nagaland.
CM: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio also extended warm greetings to all teachers and thanked them for the efforts being made by them for creating citizens of tomorrow.
In a separate message, the Chief Minister said. “Teachers are guides to thousands of students and students are the building blocks of the society. We all remember the teachers who have made a difference in our lives. Their guidance and encouragement helps students to build their character and shape them to become ideal citizens of the country.”
Stating that the selfless role of the teachers who have been catering to the interests and rights of the children is indeed commendable, the CM said in Nagaland, teachers have made sacrifices for the well being of students. He commended both the Government school and private school teachers in playing a pivotal role.
“At times, it may feel that the teachers deserve more material help and support – but the blessings of students and parents is more valuable than other benefit,” he said.
The CM congratulated teachers for having chosen the most noble profession and prayed to God to bless them abundantly to enable them to continue in the task of nation building.
HE&TE Minister: Minister for Higher Education & Technical Education, Temjen Imna Along has also extended greetings to teachers of all schools, colleges and institutions on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
In a release, the minister stated that teachers have been making a difference taking up the noblest profession instilling the passion of learning on the students of the State. The minister hoped that the teachers of the State would continue to shape and inspire the young minds for the betterment of Nagaland and the nation.
(Page News Service)