Imphal, 05 September 2017 ( Evening News ) : Manipur joined the nation in celebrating the teachers day to commemorate the birth day anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second president of India. Education dept organised the state level teachers’ day at Manipur state Film Development society auditorium, Palace Compound. The State teacher’s awards were also presented to 10 selected teachers on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar appealed the teachers and students to take an oath to focus on academics. While maintaining that the private schools could not compete with the Govt schools once upon a time, the deputy chief minister said it is high time all introspected as to why the Govt schools are lacking behind. He asserted that in the past, the relationship between teacher and student was good. Joykumar said students used to have great regards for their teachers and the teachers were proud of their profession. He also expressed the crying need to create an academic atmosphere in educational institutions by imparting both formal and informal education to the students.
In his speech Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam maintained that teachers play an important role in the growth of a society. He asserted that the education department is working to resolve the grievances faced by the teachers. The minister also said the Govt is aware of the inconveniences faced by teachers with regard to the transfer and posting policy. Radheshyam appealed to teachers to cooperate in achieving uniform education system in both the hills and valley. He reiterated that the education department is working towards developing Dhanamanjuri College into a cluster university and drafting a bill for Private schools and private tuition centres to bring about a change in the education system. The minister also asserted that plans are in place to carry out confidence building programmes like personality building activities, extra curricular activities at Govt schools. Chairman of Hills Area Committee, TT Haokip, MANITRON Chairman, DR Y. Radheshyam, Principal Secretary of Education (S), Commissioner of Higher and technical education, top officials of education department and students were attended the event. Green School Campaign awards were also presented to the selected master trainers on the occasion.