Saturday, December 10, 2022

Lerie Government Primary School celebrates Children’s Day


Government Primary School (GPS), Children with Special Needs (CWSN), Lerie Kohima, celebrated Children’s Day-cum-prize distribution at the school premises, here on Tuesday.
Special guest for the event, principal director, department of School Education, Thavaleesan K, expressed happiness at being able to observe the day with the children.
Exhorting the young students, Thavaseelan urged them to focus on good health even as they continue to pursue education.
He pointed out that a healthy body was essential in developing a sound mind which would ultimately lead to better learning.
He said that not taking care of the mind and body would hamper one’s education indicating that education would be the foundation of the future.
Thavaleesan urged the children to consume knowledge even as they grow both mentally and physically.
He said the level of a student assimilating knowledge would ultimately determine the level of their success in life. He also highlighted on the need to accumulate knowledge the students receive from the outside world, which were equally important as with those they receive inside their classrooms.
Acknowledging the school for its students with special needs which makes up to about 10% of the total enrolment, Thavaseelan said such children needed more patience from the teachers.
He also lauded the School Management Committee (SMC) and teachers for investing in the improvement of the school even as they play multiple roles as mentors, facilitators and counsellors.
He urged the teachers to keep updating themselves with the latest form of pedagogical teaching methods and also get equipped with more skills technologically which were required in teaching.
In a short speech, teacher in-charge, Kedivi Mekro, informed that there were a total of 116 students in the current academic session including 15 Children With Special Needs (CWSN).
He disclosed that for CWSN, the school was facilitated with one physiotherapist and a special teacher. Although there were more CWSN parents eager to bring their children to the school, Mekro said the school was unable to admit more owing to shortage of special needs teachers.
He urged the department to look into the school’s request for upgradation to Middle school since the nearest GMS was at Aradura which was far from the school.
Earlier the programme was chaired by Lilavati Kivini Kachari, invocation was pronounced by SMC member, Supou Khiam.
School teacher Tepuchano Kikhi announced the winners of sports and literary competitions which were held on November 14.

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