Nagaland Education Association (NEA) observed National Education Day at the Directorate of School Education, Nagaland on Saturday. The event was graced by principal director School Education, Thavaseelan K.
In his address, Thavaseelan highlighted five pillars to develop education system. The pillars were – foundational literacy and numeracy; bridging the gaps in terms of physical infrastructure and digital infrastructure for the schools; pedagogical, curricular and assessment to competence; vocational education, and developed entrepreneurial mindset and inclusive education to give same opportunity to every child.
He mentioned how nations and countries invest and prioritise education that witnessed rapid development. However, in India only 2% of the gross economy goes to education and called for more investment in education sector and in vocational education to meet the various challenges in the society.
He also spoke on the importance of strong foundation in education system by deploying all necessary amenities. Nagaland University Professor, department of Education, Prof Lungsang Zeliang, who spoke on the theme “the innovative learning for sustainable future” expressed concern on climate changes due to population explosion and others.
She said as conscientious individuals, it was everyone effort to make education more inclusive and prepare students for a greener future and empowering young people to take leadership. She also highlighted the nurturing of growth mindset and to take the right step to sustainable future through innovative learning and to realise the importance of education. President, NEA Zavise Rume in his presidential address mentioned that the National Education Day was celebrated on November 11 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, India’s first education minister.
He said the day has been observed to honour the remarkable contributions of Maulana Azad in the field of education and institution building in the country. He highlighted that Nagaland Education Association was formed to provide a common platform for education in Nagaland, to provide and promote healthy education in the state.
He also added that the teachers were the heart of learning and should not be left out as they need the support. NEA information and public relation secretary Medoneinuo Rupreo delivered the welcome address and concluding remarks by NEA treasurer Dr. Neizekhonuo Liezietsu.