NAHARLAGUN, Sep 4: The private-run schools of the State under the banner of All Arunachal Private Schools’ Association (AAPSA), for the first time ever, have jointly celebrated the Teachers’ Day on September 3. The day was celebrated in collaboration with Sahodya, Arunachal Chapter atRoyalInternationalSchool, Papunallah here.
As many as 23 teachers from identical number of private schools were honoured with ‘Teacher of the Year 2012 Awards’ on the occasion, graced by the State Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowandong and the Bishop of Itanagar, Rt Rev John Thomas as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Describing teaching profession as the noblest profession of all, the chief guest, in his encouraging speech, called upon the teachers and owners of all private schools to work harder in order to bring about a quality education and inculcate a high moral standard in the State and to make Arunachal Pradesh a hub for quality education.
Stating that the private institutions of higher learning being established in the State will provide ample opportunity to the students to study in Arunachal itself, Lowangdong asked the private schools to absorb poor children by admitting at least certain percentage of them into each private school under RTE. Acknowledging the services rendered by the teachers, he further said that the motto of AAPSA (Mission to Educate) is indeed very noble but AAPSA should further enhance it by working together with the mission to educate all.
The guest of honour also expressed his love for the teaching fraternity as he too has been a teacher. He shared his experiences with the teachers present and encouraged them to be more dedicated in their profession. Students of various schools enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing performance.