Diphu, Sept 5: Teacher’s Day was celebrated in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong along with the rest of the country, with government and private schools and colleges across the twin districts joining in the celebrations.
In Diphu town, students of both government and private educational institutions organized several programmes in honour of their teachers. Songs and dances were presented by students and entertaining games were conducted. Students also showered their teachers with gifts and bouquets of flowers to express their love.
Students dressed in beautiful traditional attires could be seen arriving at their schools in the morning to prepare for the day’s celebration. Students could be seen offering floral tributes before photographs of former Indian president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
At Sarsing Teron (Langkung Habe) Memorial Town Hall, here at Matipung, the department of school education under the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) organized a district level Teacher’s Day celebration in recognition of the selfless dedication of teachers in imparting education.During the celebration teachers from 170 schools, lower primary, ME and high schools securing A+ grade in the last Gunotsav conducted in January and February, 2023 in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong were felicitated. 5 retired teachers were also felicitated for their services.
KAAC’s executive member (EM) for education, Richard Tokbi said, “On this day we commemorate the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and I express my sincere gratitude to the teachers for their valuable contribution in our lives. Teachers are the architect of our future. They play a significant role in shaping the life of the future of the children. They are the motivators and guide of every child.”
The EM said teaching is not just a job, it is a calling. It requires patience and unwavering commitment. In classrooms teachers are not only educators, they are mentors and role models, where students learn from their mistakes and grow. It inspires children to dream and aim high and to believe in themselves.
On the other hand, teachers of provincialised schools, while celebrating the Teacher’s Day have shared the difficulties they are facing. The teachers complained of insufficient and irregular salaries that make it difficult for them to make ends meet. Some of them are also nearing retirement.
“After rendering our service in the education for half of our life we are left with no security. Teacher’s Day celebration for us seems to be just an annual affair,” said a teacher of a provincialized school on condition of anonymity.
The aggrieved teachers have urged the KAAC authority to address the issues faced by them.