Hailakandi: The 58th Teacher's Day was celebrated with much fervour in schools, colleges and educational institutions across Hailakandi district on Thursday. Students put on performances, dances, skits and hosted elaborate shows for their beloved teachers.
The students cherished the contribution of teachers in making their life better and shaping their behaviours according to societal prospects. Tributes were paid to the former President of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary celebrated as Teacher's Day across the country.
Classrooms were filled with colours be it balloons or artistic decoration on the chalkboards. Many cultural programmes were also organized to mark the occasion. Also, students gave away beautiful greetings cards, colourful flowers and handmade crafts to their teachers as tokens of love and admiration. Teachers, in their speech, motivated the students for a bright and better future.
At a central function held at Town Hall in Hailakandi, as many as 15 teachers were felicitated for their excellent work in the field of education.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, RK Dam described teachers as builders of society and exhorted upon them to imbibe the qualities of hard work, discipline and leadership among students to enable them to become ideal citizens of the society. Former Professor of Assam University, Silchar, Dr.Bibhas Deb was the chief guest of the function.
DIBRUGARH: Along with the rest of the country, Teachers' Day was observed in a befitting manner here too. All schools, public and private, celebrated the day by paying tributes to Radhakrishnan and holding functions in keeping with the spirit of the day. The functions were mostly characterized by speeches on the role of teachers in shaping a person's life as well as on the life and contributions of Radhakrishnan. Speaking to a couple of teachers on the day, The Sentinel tried to understand from the horse's mouth regarding what it actually meant to be a teacher. Lupa Fernandez, an English teacher of a reputed junior college, said, "A teacher is to a student what a foundation is to a multi-storey building. Whether a student makes it big or not in life leans a lot on the teachers he had. Actually, I don't believe that students are dull. If we fail to get down to their level and make them understand topics in a way they find easy, I don't think we are good teachers." Rituraj Gogoi, a teacher who is into providing coaching for competitive exams, observed, "The role of a teacher is never easy. A good teacher will never sit on their laurels; rather, learning for him will be a continuous process. Moreover, it is never about focussing only on the bright minds in the class. It is about helping everyone to be on the same footing."
TANGLA: Jatiya Vidyalaya, Tangla a private sector school of Tangla town in Udalguri district, during Teachers' Day celebration on Thursday, feted a retired school teacher, Lokeshwar Deka with phulam Bihuwan and a certificate of honour in recognization of his dedicated service. The event chaired by Manoranjan Sarma was initiated with lighting of lamps and garlanding the portrait of the Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Speaking on the occasion, Principal of Tangla Higher Secondary School, Dr. Dilip Baruah reiterated the role of teachers as the torchbearers of the society and the one who enlightened people from darkness. The students also feted the teachers with phulam gamosa and packet of gifts as a token of love and respect. The students also spoke on the occasion and entertained the audience with their delightful performance.
Kokrajhar: In Chirang district, the 58th Teachers' Day was celebrated in a befitting manner on Thursday. The district-level Teachers' Day celebration was held in the auditorium of Kajalgaon High School with Bijni MLA Kamalsing Narzary as the chief guest.
The programme began with the paying of rich tribute to the portrait of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, in whose honour the country celebrates Teachers' Day on this day every year. Highlighting the significance of the day, MLA Kamalsing Narzary spoke about the life history of Dr. S. Radhakrisnan and the contribution made by him in the field education in India. He also appreciated and acknowledged the effort and hard work of the teachers in making individuals sophisticated and responsible.
On the other hand, Dr. Prahalad Basumatary, Registrar of Bodoland University, said, "What we are today is because of teachers, they are the main contributing force that human resource development can be made possible in society." He appealed to all the stakeholders to co-operate with the education department in bringing a change in this sector. Altogether, 75 retired teachers were honoured and felicitated with shawl, mementos and citation for rendering extraordinary service in their teaching career, 10 in-service teachers from various government schools were conferred commendable awards which comprised of cash of Rs 5,000 along with certificates. A book named Khuj/Aagan was also released by Bodoland University Registrar Dr. Prahlad Basumatary on the occasion.