Nagaland governor P B Acharya on Thursday called upon the Hindi teachers in Nagaland to promote and propagate Hindi in the state as the language is one common medium for communication and can be the bridge to bring the nation together.
Delivering the key note address at the All Nagaland Hindi Teachers Union (ANHTU) silver jubilee celebration at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima, Acharya said education was the way forward to progress. He appreciated the ANHTU for motivating students to excel in Hindi learning.
He stated that the ultimate aim of education was to empower the people with knowledge so as to strengthen the society and the nation. The teachers play an important role in nation-building, he added.
Stating that the voice of teachers’ unions was a vital part of the current debate on education, Acharya stressed that their grievances need to be understood to create a better learning environment for students. He said the teachers’ unions represent a collective body, primarily composed of government teachers, to express their grievances or raise their demands to the government.
He, however, urged the unions not to express their grievances at the cost of the students’ education.
Acharya also acknowledged the keen interest taken by the Naga students in learning the national language.
School education principal secretary Menukhol John said the Hindi teachers in Nagaland were an added asset to the schools of their postings as they also have command over English.
He congratulated the Hindi teachers for choosing to teach one of the richest languages and encouraged them to rededicate to carry forward the language to greater heights.