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Teachers guide, motivate & inspire to become better people: Guv

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Rio urges teachers to update themselves with latest technologies

Dimapur, September 4: Governor of Nagaland R N Ravi said that teachers have made outstanding contribution in building the society, adding they shape students’ personalities and make them ideal citizens of the country. They guide and inspire people, both young and old.
On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the Governor extended greeting and felicitations to teachers throughout the state of Nagaland, who are constantly engaged in strengthening the intellectual and ethical foundations of the youth, society and country.
He said extraordinary pandemic situation has created an unprecedented scenario and challenges for teaching. Teachers who feel inhibited by technology will have to learn the online teaching and class management, he said adding the world is adjusting to the new normal of distant teaching and learning.
Stating that teachers are executing the responsibility of creating awareness as well as opening the mind of people by instilling good values, morals, and ethics, the Governor said apart from academics, teachers stand by us at every step to guide, motivate and inspire to become better people.
Successful persons often remember, with joy and pride, the elementary school days and their teachers, he further said.
“As a society, our goal must be to create good citizens who are capable of preserving the good of the past and creating a better future. The influences of teachers and their experiences remain with the students for a lifetime. Our students, when they come out, must be an asset to society – employable, wealth creator with concern for the environment, ethical person and most of all a good human being,” he said in his message.
The Governor further said lessons in good citizenship inculcated at a young age go a long way in creating a better society. It may be as simple as traffic rules, cleanliness, gender sensitization, concern for the weak and respect for the elders.
Today, on behalf of the people of Nagaland, the Governor expressed heartfelt gratitude and good wishes to all the teachers for their lifetime of dedication and commitment to the great cause of educating our youth.
Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, while extending greetings to the teaching community of Nagaland on the auspicious occasion of Teachers’ Day, said that teaching is one of the noblest professions, though a very challenging one at that. He said teaching does not merely involve the process of teaching a child from books but also of inculcating moral values and life skills.
In his message to the teachers, Rio said as the whole world struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic, the role played by teachers has also undergone a paradigm shift and teachers have been compelled to use various communications technologies to reach out to students and impart education.
As teaches face these new challenges, he exhorted them to keep themselves updated with the latest technologies, information and teaching techniques, so as to better meet the high expectations of the students.
On this auspicious day, the Chief Minister acknowledged the tireless efforts and sacrifices of all teachers and wished them good health, joy, peace and successful careers.
Dy CM, Temjen Imna extend Teachers’ Day greetings
Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton has extended Teachers’ Day greetings to all teachers, past and present on their special day.
Patton said that teachers are responsible for shaping the future of every student and therefore needs to be respected and honoured.
Terming it as the noblest profession, Patton encouraged the teachers to put in their best efforts in imparting value based quality education, despite these difficult situation we are going through.
Joining the rest of the nation, Patton along with the state BJP legislators salute all the teachers and wished them good health and well- being.
Temjen Imna Along: Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along said teachers are dream shapers-teachers are like candles that consumed themselves to illuminate and ignite the life of the young minds. He said a society and nation thrive and flourish under the guidance of good teachers and this is the very reason why teachers are called the backbone of a nation.
Taking this opportunity, the Minister saluted all the teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day and prayed to God Almighty to bless them more for all the selfless services and sacrifices rendered by the teachers towards building a better future for all.
NPP: National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland State joined the rest of the nation in edifying and wishing intellectual and spiritual guides, teachers, on the occasion of Teachers’ Day 2020.
In a message, NPP Chairman, Dr Andrew Ahoto Sema said a teacher is the sum total of wisdom, experiences, kindness, discipline and compassion. An intellectual and spiritual guide, a teacher mentors their student with the purest intention of seeing them spread their wings and take to the skies, he added.
On the special occasion of Teachers’ Day, which also marks the birth anniversary of former President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the NPP appealed to all to pay heartfelt respect to our guides, “who taught us not just math and science, but how to never back down and hold our heads high.”
NSF : The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has extended greetings to all the teachers across Naga inhabited areas on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
The NSF expressed gratitude to the teaching fraternity for having shown exemplary resilience during this COVID-19 pandemic.
It also appreciated the efforts and hard work put in by the teachers, despite the lockdown measures set in place by concerned authorities and other technological constraints to adapt with the continuous cycle of education by keeping students engaged with their academic and other educational activities.
It further acknowledged the invaluable contribution of teachers to students’ community and towards the society and furthermore, wished them success in the pursuit of all their noble endeavours. (Page News Service)

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