Along with the rest of the country, Meghalaya today observed the 57th Teachers’ Day celebration across the state to mark the birth anniversary of former President, S. Radhakrishnan. The Teachers’ Day Celebration was celebrated at U Soso Tham auditorium, where dedicated teachers were also give the awards.
Speaking on the occasion, Meghalaya Education, Lakem Rymbui expressed deep appreciation to teachers for the all round development of the students. He informed the gathering of teachers and students that great Greek philosopher like Aristotle held the teachers in high esteem, ranking them better than the parents because of the knowledge they imparted to their pupils. The Minister said teaching profession has become more difficult these days because students sometimes know better than the teachers. In view of this problem, Rymbui said the Government has decided that all untrained teachers will be trained by 2019.
He urged the teachers to take this opportunity to improve their skills on imparting Education while adding that the government is also contemplating of Teachers’ exchange programmes on a national and international level.
While lamenting the mindset of the people of the state who look upon government schools across the state as the last option for admissions, the Minister urged the teachers of these government schools to work with dedication for better Education so that even the government schools are at par with the best educational institutions in the State. He also reminded the parents, the locality and members of the society to join together and monitor such government schools for any anomalies in the system of imparting quality Education to the children. He further urged the agitating teachers to cooperate with the government and informed the gathering that the government is working with commitment to address all the problems that the teachers are facing in the state.
The Chief Guest also presented the State Awards and the Special Awards to teachers from different districts of the state and also released the Mid Day Meal Handbook during the occasion.
Students of different schools presented a number of songs and dances to mark the celebration. MMP
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