Cultural programs and receptions mark Teachers’ Day in GH

Tura, Sept. 5.: Cultural functions and programs marked the 61st Teachers’ Day in Garo Hills on Monday, with respective district governments hosting separate programs to honor members of the profession on their special day.

In Tura, North Tura MLA and Advisor to the Chief Minister, Thomas A Sangma was the guest of honor at the occasion attended by Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills, Swapnil Tembe, Chairman, Tura Municipal Board, JD Sangma, District School Education Officer, Tura RTK Sangma, Sub-Division School Education Officer, Samuel Ch Marak, officials from various departments in the district, laureate teachers, principals, teachers and students were, among others, present at the ceremony.

Congratulating the award-winning teachers and the whole teaching fraternity during the service, Thomas A Sangma said that teaching is a noble profession which plays an important role in shaping the personality of every student to transform them into a responsible citizen and productive of the future generation. . Praising the teachers for their selfless service and dedication, he said it is thanks to the teachers that he is able to stand here and play his role of serving and contributing to the people of the region.

Also, acknowledging the immense effort and contribution of teachers in the region, the guest of honor informed that a student, Petrov Marak, who studied at the public school in Tura earlier, showed up to pass the entrance exam and got admitted into the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi while another of Babadam Talent M Sangma got admitted into IIT, Delhi. Stating that teachers sometimes face different challenges in their lives, he urged everyone to strive and continue their good work and help leave a mark in the lives of young students in the future.

Speaking as guest of honor at the ceremony, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Swapnil Tembe spoke highly of teachers’ valuable contributions to society in shaping children’s future careers and helping them to become a wonderful human being endowed with good virtues. Apart from good grades, he said young people nowadays need to learn different skills in order to help them succeed in life.

In North Garo Hills, it was the Ministry of Education that organized the celebration of the occasion at Resubelpara Upper Secondary School for Girls in Resubelpara to honor teachers’ dedication to shaping the future of young minds.

Honoring the gathering as the chief guest, TD Shira, Vice President and local MP celebrated the selfless service of the teaching fraternity in its important role of transforming lives. “The teachers are the potter and the students the clay; the future of students depends on how they are shaped by teachers,” he added while urging teachers to continue their flame of transmitting the light of education.

Shira, while congratulating the teacher winners, also recognized the teaching community for their contribution to nation building. He also urged students to emulate the values ​​of great leaders, thereby becoming responsible citizens of the state in general and the country as a whole.

In his speech, RP Marak, Deputy Commissioner, also praised the teachers’ sincere dedication to bringing out the best in each individual. Referring to teacher services beyond the four walls, he said teachers have contributed as much as any community during the covid 19 situation by raising awareness in nooks and crannies of the district.

Recognizing the valuable connection between the teacher and the student relationship, Marak implored students to work hard and be focused on their goal while urging teachers to provide effective guidance.

Ampati in South West Garo Hills also celebrated the occasion appropriately at St. Claret High School auditorium, where three teachers from South West Garo Hills received the district award for year 2022.

The celebration was led by the Office of the District School Education Officer and was attended by Deputy Commissioner, South West Garo Hills, Gideon Kharmawphlang as Chief Guest, Additional DC, Ampati, AVD Shira and Retd . Principal, DIET, Resubelpara, Theresa G. Momin as guests of honor, along with principals, principals, headmistresses, and teachers from various schools, officials, and students in the district.

In his brief address, the Deputy Commissioner paid rich tributes to teachers and warmly remembered his own teachers and urged teachers to always sympathize with children and mold them into decent human beings. He acknowledged that teaching is hard work, adding that the lockdown period of the past two years has been a difficult time for both teachers and students. On the district’s dismal performance on SSLC exams this year, the deputy commissioner urged teachers and students, saying “there is always room for improvement.”

SWGH District Recipients – Rangsakona Assistant Teacher Def. Secondary School, Haripad Das (Secondary Level), Assistant Teacher, Tewaligre Improved UP School, Fizarold Ch. Marak (UP Level) and Head Teacher, Dolbari Govt. LP school (LP level); while Pular D. Shira of Rang Dokram Rover Crew, Ampati and Asstt. A teacher from St. Dominic Savio HS Garobadha, Bonchera R. Marak was awarded Best Scout Master and Best Guide Captain, 2022 respectively.

WGH District Recipients – Manoj Kumar Prasad, Assistant Teacher of Monfort Center for Education, Tura, Frederick R Sangma, Principal of Dobasipara Upper Primary School and Miman M Sangma, Principal of Balsrigittim LP School, Tura.

NGH District Scholarship Recipients – Margareth Momin, Assistant Teacher, Resubelpara Govt HSS (Secondary Level), Clarish Marak, Head Teacher, LJAo Memorial UP School Mendipather (primary level) and Pillarson Momin, Principal, Chilpara Reserve LP School (lower primary level).