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Former teachers of the Kendriya Vidyalaya of Manipur were felicitated by former students of institution at a function in Kendriya Vidyalaya premises at Lamphelpat in Imphal, according to a media communiqué issued on Monday.

Mementos were presented to the former teachers as token of appreciation.

The first Kendriya Vidyalaya Alumni meet and felicitation was organised by Kendriya Vidyalaya Alumni Association, Lamphelpat on Sunday.

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The teachers of the institution who were honoured in the day’s function include former principal, W Radharani Devi, Th Manglem Singh, L Shamu Singh, Th Tombi Singh, Ch Bimola Devi, I Chhandamayai Devi, M Rupobati Devi, T Bira Singh, N K Mema Devi, M Kanan Kumar, S Satyabala Devi, Ng Nalini Devi and K Memchanu Devi, the communiqué said.

Speaking on the occasion, former teacher Th Manglem appealed to the former students to plant saplings on such occasions to spread the message of environment protection.

Most of the former teachers and former students who passed out in the 70s, 80s and 90s from the Kendriya Vidyalaya, were meeting each other after a gap of about two to four decades.

The former students also presented songs and dances which were once taught by the teachers during their school days.

They stated that it was the dedication, love and care given by the teachers that they were able to succeed in life and face the challenges. The teachers also presented songs and poems during the gathering.

The association appealed to all former students to join the association so that such event of honouring former teachers could be organised on regular basis.

Everyone present during the gathering also observed two minutes silent to pay respect to all those who have passed away. As hundreds of students pass out from the vidyalaya every year it was hard to organize such an event, the organizers said.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com

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