Gangtok, 05 Sept:
On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Chief Minister, PS Tamang [Golay], suggested the introduction of board exams in Classes V and VIII in the State to prepare students to face the competitive challenges of the 21st Century, as per an IPR press release.
The CM further said, “…in the Education sector of the state, to make sure that no teacher is stagnant in their career creating three slabs Higher Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Education which is headed by the Secretary, HRDD should be created,” according to the release.
The CM said this while addressing the State Level Teacher’s Day programme held at ChintanBhawan today which had the presence of the Governor, Ganga Prasad, Political Secretary to CM, Advisors, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary, other dignitaries, teachers and students of various schools.
Mr Tamang also said that there should be a Retired Teachers Bank in each district from where services of retired teachers could be used when teachers go on medical leave, etc.
While mentioning that the state government is working on major issues to make sure that teachers’ grievances are resolved, he said that young teachers should serve in remote locations of the State for at least 3 years while older teachers should be posted in their hometown so that they can retire gracefully.
He announced that MPLAD and BADP funds will be especially used for development in education sector.
Stressing on cleanliness, MrTamang suggested that Ministers and MLAs should adopt schools toaddress problems of sanitation and cleanliness so as to intensify SwachhAbhiyan in the state.
Regarding students, the CM encouraged the commencement of student exposure trips for Senior Secondary and College students. Field trips give wide range of knowledge which is relevant and constructive for an individual’s mind, he said.
The Chief Minister talked about the three main menaces of the Sikkimese society which are drugs, suicide and cancer. He said that teachers have to give lessons to students across the state about the harmful aspects of drug use and every section of society needs to be made aware and addressed. High suicide rate in the state is also a matter of concern for which the state government is trying to come up with solutions, he said.
HRDD Minister, KungaNimaLepcha said that the state government has given topmost priority to education sector and will leave no stone unturned to give quality education for securing the future of the state.
Chief Secretary, A.K.Shrivastava in his address underlined the deep implication of environment conservation in order to maintain ecological equilibrium and also spelt out the need to impart moral education in schools across the state.
Earlier the programme saw a welcome song by students of Bojoghari School, group song by students of BrihaspatiParsai School, Ranipool, teachers of Middle Camp School and DIET trainees.
On the day, various awards were presented to teachers, students and schools.
State Awardee, Munna Sharma [Primary teacher, Adampool Junior High School] and National Awardee,MamtaAwasthy[HM, Dongraythang Primary School] shared their experience on life as a teacher.
Earlier the welcome address was given by Secretary, Education, N.T.Sherpa and the vote of thanks was delivered by Director, School Education, HondalaGyaltsen.
AWARDS CONFERRED ON TEACHERS’ DAY 2019
National Awardees of 2018
Mr. Motilal Koirala, Principal Kewzing SSS, South
Mrs. Karma Chomu Bhutia, Paksep JHS, North
Mrs. Mamta Awasthy, HM, Dongeythang PS, East
State Commendation Award for Primary Schools
Ms. Rajni Khati, Lower Nandok JHS
Mr. Bhim Prasad Khanal, Luing SSS
Ms. Moti Maya Subba, Topung PS
Mr. K.B.Rai, Laythang PS
Mr. Tashi Dorjee Bhutia, Gaikhana PS
Ms. Karma Pansy Nanpa, Mangan SSS
Mr. Aita Singh Gurung, Chittray PS
Mr. Prem Bdr. Biswakarma, Aifatar PS
Commendation Award for Secondary Schools
Mr. Manoj Kr. Pradhan, Damlakha JHS
Ms. Chabbi Pradhan, Rongyek SS
Mr. Mandeep Subba, Singling JHS
Mr. Durga Pd. Pradhan, Nandugaon SSS
Mr. Mani Kumar Chettri, Rateypani SSS
State Award for Primary Schools
Ms. Muna Sharma, Adampool JHS
Mr. Birkha Bdr. Gurung, Kongri JHS
Ms. Gonam Bhutia, Tingda PS
Ms. Lila Kumari Rai, Kitchudumra PS
State Award for Secondary Schools
Mr. Debabrata Biswas, Deorali SSS
Ms. Sudha Moktan, Soreng SSS
Mr. Tulshi Ram Adhikari, Lingi Karjee JHS
List of CBSE toppers 2019
Dewakar Bhattarai, Lingee SSS
Urmila Chettri, Karongthang SS
Roselyn Darjee, Legshep SSS
Neekita Sharma Kafley, Khamdong SSS
Anushka Kharel, Namchi SSS
Sonam Wangkee Lepcha, Lingee SSS
Indra Bahadur Chettri, Dikling SSS
Ujjal Chettri, TNSS
Yoel Giri, Lingdok SSS
Karma Wongay Bhutia, West Point SSS
List of School/Principal to be awarded
Lingmo SSS, Class X, South
Ranka SSS, Class XII Humanities, East
Bermiok Tokal SSS, Class XII Commerce, South
TNSSS, Class XII Science, East
Khechuperi SSS, Class XII Vocational, West
The winners of the overall Best Performing School are:
Government Primary School: Tanzi, South Sikkim
Government Junior High School: Namok, North Sikkim
Government Secondary School: Sang Chalamthang, East Sikkim
Governement Sr Secondary School: Dentam, West Sikkim