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Teachers honoured in Manipur on Teachers’ Day

Govindas Konthoujam said there is a strong bond between students and teachers which enables the Guru to become a mentor who leads the Shishya from ignorance to wisdom, and enlightenment. 

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Imphal: Manipur government honoured teachers who devoted their lives to education and welfare of students as part of the Teachers’ Day celebration here on Monday.

Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam said there is a strong bond between students and teachers which enables the Guru to become a mentor who leads the Shishya from ignorance to wisdom, and enlightenment. 

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Nowadays the relationship between teachers and students has lessened with the change in time, he added. The Minister further said that to become a perfect human being, we should inculcate the knowledge of respecting our teachers.

Stating that the Government has been working hard to improve the education sector in the state, the Minister said that all should join hands for a positive change to fulfil the vision of the government. 

He also added that all stakeholders should come together with firm determination and dedication to make the government schools stronger. 

Congratulating the awardees and all the teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the Minister appealed to the teachers to educate the students in all aspects instead of making them just literate.

Education Minister Basantakumar Singh said that teachers are the most respected persons in society. They are the ones that make their students realise their dreams. 

Stating that 20 per cent of the state population are students but 100 per cent of the students make our future, the Minister appealed to the teachers to educate the students with extracurricular activities.

He said that teachers should think that they become teachers by choice while imparting knowledge to the students. Minister further added that the hard work, dedication and sincerity of the teachers should not be undermined in any circumstances.

Minister further added that the government is trying hard to improve the education sector even though there are many challenges. He added that the government is trying to rationalize the posting of teachers acknowledging their residential accommodation. 

He said teachers need to be posted in their residential areas to enable them to understand the situation of the respective areas and also have the advantage of staying close to their families. Minister appealed to all the teachers to work with dedication and sincerity while imparting knowledge to the students. 

The world has become a global village and we need to work together to be a part of the global village, the Minister added.

At the National Level function organized by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, Nongmaithem Gautam Singh, Primary Teacher, Eastern Ideal High School, Imphal East has been conferred the National Award for the year 2022. National Awards to Teachers 2022 seek to celebrate the unique and major contributions of the teachers in the nation-building of India. 

The award is being conferred to honour those teachers who through their commitment and industry have not only improved the quality of school education but have also enriched the lives of their students.

At the State Level function, State Teachers’ Awards were handed over to Ch. Indira Devi, Lecturer, Seikholen Singsit, , Y. Prem Singh, Kharga Prasad Prasain, O. Arunkumari Devi, Kh. Nirojlata Devi, and R.K. Ranjita.

State Level College Teachers’ Award 2021-22 under different categories were also presented at the observation ceremony. The Best Principal Award carried a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and a certificate was handed over to Dr M. Priyokumar Singh, Principal, Imphal College. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award for Faculty Member carrying a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and a Certificate was given to Prof. H. Manoranjan Sharma. Principal in charge, Waikhom Mani Girls’ College.

The Best IQAC Team Award was bagged by Churachandpur College carrying a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and a Certificate. The Best Faculty Member Award which carries a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 and a Certificate was given to Dr M. Suresh Singh, Associate Professor, GP Women’s College and STEM Award for lady Faculty Member with a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 and a Certificate was handed to Ch. Umabati Devi, Assistant Professor, GP Women’s College, Imphal.

Appreciation Awards from Education (U) were given to Manipur University, Canchipur; Kumbi College, Moirang and Haorokcham Anil, Managing Director, Synapx. 

Special Awards were distributed to 48 government schools with 100 per cent pass percentage in High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLCE) 2022 and tablets to 17 primary teachers from 17 zones for classroom teaching. The number of tablets to be distributed is 10,728 and will be distributed to the concerned teachers at the earliest.

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