Gangtok, 05 Sept(IPR):
ICFAI University celebrated Teachers’ Day by felicitating teachers of the Institute in a function attended by Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad as chief guest. Area MLA, DR Thapa was present as the guest of honor and Vice Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University, Gen. (Dr) M.D Venkatesh was present as special guest of the day.
The function began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and offering of the traditional shawl by Vice Chancellor ICFAI University Sikkim Dr. JagannathPatnaik to the Governor, DR Thapa and Gen. (Dr) M.D Venkatesh.
Governor Ganga Prasad addressed the gathering by saying that the youth are the hope and future of the nation and need a good and strong foundation. To achieve true success one needs the strength of mind and body to struggle and work hard to reach the fullest potential.He also asked the students to have the right attitude, self-discipline and the ability to put their goal before their own needs if they are really driven towards success. He gave the example of former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam and the first Vice President of India,Dr. Radhakrishnan.
Vice Chancellor ICFAI University Dr. JagannathPatnaik thanked the teachers present and said that their contribution is valuable for a better society and better world. He added that no other societal institution other than family has greater role in shaping the society than teachers. He also acknowledged the collaboration and moral support of International Association of Educators for World Peace in this noble endeavour of felicitating the distinguished teachers. He further added that this organization is well known for their contribution in the propagation of world peace through education.
Vice Chancellor Sikkim Manipal University Gen. (Dr) M.D Venkatesh in his speech shared his experiences in teaching and said that teachers need to understand the needs of the learners. He asked the students to respect their teachers and ended his speech by saying that knowledge and skills increase if you disperse them.
ICFAI University Sikkim Distinguished Teachers Award 2018 were also conferred on DeepaChettri[Bahai School Tadong, Gangtok], DeorajBagdas[West Point Sr. Secondary School], MoizurRehman[Kendra Vidyalaya], TsheringLuday[Enchey Sr. Sec. School], MeenaChettri[BiraspatiParsay Govt. Sr. Sec. School], PraveshRai[Army Public School, Gangtok], NardeepChettri [PrashantiVidyaMandir Sec. School, Sichey], ShyamPradhan[PaljorNamgyal Girls Sr. Sec. School], Susan Bhutia [Modern Sr. Sec. School], Sanjita Bhutia [TashiNamgyal Academy, Gangtok], Bina Sharma[Sir TashiNamgyal Sr. Sec. School],SushilaKhawas[Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Tadong], RoshanPradhan[Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School, Deorali] and Om KumariPradhan[PrashantiVidyaMandir Sec. School, Sichey].