Dimapur, Sep 4: Nagaland governor PB Acharya on Tuesday urged the teachers to encourage the students to think critically about broader issues concerning our nation, society and the environment.
Extending greetings to the teachers on the eve of Teachers’ Day, the governor also called upon them to widen the horizon of thinking of the students.
“Our goal must be to create good citizens who are capable of preserving the past and creating the future,” he stated.
According to Acharya, lessons in good citizenship inculcated at a young age will go a long way in creating a better society. He said this could be as simple as traffic rules, cleanliness, gender sensitisation, concern for the weak and reverence for the elders.
“Let us re-dedicate ourselves to this task and this duty,” he appealed.
Stating that the influences and experiences the teachers share with the students will remain with them for the lifetime, Acharya said the teachers lay the foundation and the building blocks of the society. The teachers should be the game changer and socially accountable, he said.
“Our students, when they come out, must be an asset to the society, employable, create wealth out of our natural resources,” Acharya stressed.
He said apart from academics, the teachers stand by us at every step to guide, motivate and inspire to become better people.
“Every successful person remembers with joy and pride the elementary school days and their teachers,” he added.
He expressed gratitude to the teachers for their lifetime of dedication and commitment to the great cause of educating our youths.
Chief minister Neiphiu Rio also greeted the teachers on the occasion and thanked them for their efforts in creating the citizens of tomorrow.
In his message, Rio commended the selfless role of the teachers who have been catering to the interests and rights of the children.
He said, at times, it may feel that the teachers deserve more material help and support, but the blessings of students and parents are more valuable than other benefits.
“We all remember the teachers who have made a difference in our lives,” Rio stated.