National Teacher Award Recipient Commended
Kohima, Sep 15 (EMN): Recipient of Nagaland’s 2022 National Teacher Award, Mimi Yhoshü, Principal of Government Middle School (GMS) at Officers’ Hill, Kohima, was praised by teachers, students and residents during a program held at the premises of school on September 15.
Representatives of the Nagaland Private School Teachers Association (ANPSTA) and leaders of Officers’ Hill Colony and others congratulated her during the program.
Yhoshü was among seven teachers from the North Eastern states who received the prestigious award from the President of India, Draupadi Murmu, on September 5 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
Addressing the East
Mirror, she expressed her joy at receiving the award. She said with the award comes responsibility and assured to “do her best to do the award justice”.
While recounting the problem of the shortage of classrooms to accommodate all students, Yhoshü said that she initiated and raised funds with the help of fellow teachers, students and their parents and guardians as well as the school administration.
He was informed that the same caught the attention of the then Governor of Nagaland, BP Acharya, who donated building materials, following which two kutcha classrooms were built in 2018 .
Later in 2021, the colony replaced the kutcha classrooms with a concrete building.
“It is one of the school buildings that was built under my initiation without government assistance,” Yhoshü said.
Along with cognitive development, the teacher said she gives equal importance to life skills and extracurricular activities.
It was learned that different activities were carried out for students and teachers, where resource persons were invited to train children to knit, crochet or sew potholders and to make brooms with cheap or used clothes.
She also informed that the children learned to make decorative items like baskets, pen holders and flowers from degradable waste like waste paper, tissue paper, etc.
Quoting the famous saying “Work is worship”, she encouraged teachers to develop a sense of belonging, be sincere, work hard, believe in themselves and be dedicated while carrying out their responsibility.
“No matter what, your hard work and sacrifices will surely pay off one day,” Yhoshü said.
“I would like to dedicate this award to my dear students, colleagues, teachers and my family for always being my support system, my backbone and my pillar, without whom I would not have been here today,” he said. she declared.
She thanked the School Management Committee, the students’ parents and guardians, and the Officers’ Hill community for their constant support and encouragement throughout her journey.
During the commendation program, Yhoshü assured a cash reward of INR 5000 to any student in her school, who would achieve distinction in Mathematics and Science subjects in the board examinations until she was in school. .