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KOHIMA, Nov 22 (NEPS): Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya said Hindi could be the bridge to bring the nation together because it was a common medium for communication in the country.
Delivering a keynote address at the All Nagaland Hindi Teachers Union (ANHTU) Silver Jubilee celebrations at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on Thursday, the Governor urged the Hindi teachers in Nagaland to play an important role in promoting and propagating it in the State as it was a “common medium for communication can be the bridge to bring the Nation together.”
He opined that education was the way forward to progress and appreciated the ANHTU for motivating students to excel in Hindi learning. He said the ultimate aim of education was empower the people with knowledge so as to strengthen the society and the Nation and added that teachers play an important role in nation building.
Acharya said the voice of teachers’ union was a vital part of the current debate on education and their grievances needed to be understood so a better learning environment for students can be created. He added they represented a collective body primarily composed of government teachers which attempted to express their grievances or raise demands towards the Government. However, they should not express their grievances at the cost of the student’s education, he added.
The Governor also acknowledged the keen interest taken by the Naga students in learning the National language.
Principal Secretary School Education, Menukhol John said Hindi teachers were an added asset to the school of their postings as “they also have command over English.” He congratulated the teachers for choosing to teach one of the richest languages and encouraged them to rededicate to carry forward the language of Hindi to greater heights.
The Silver Jubilee celebration was marked with special songs by Hindi students and teachers from various districts of the State.
The Governor also unveiled the Jubilee Stone and released the Jubilee Souvenir at the program. The welcome address was delivered by Vice President ANHTU, Ruchunlo Tep while Pastor Kelly Tsela prayed the invocation. President ANHTU, Rometo Sema delivered Vote of thanks.