Teachers are the role models to their students

       “Until and unless we have dedicated and committed teachers who take to teaching as a mission in their lives, we cannot have a good educational systemsDr. Radhakrishna

We cannot deny that teachers are no more the role models of the students. There are many reasons why the teachers become the role models of the students. Teachers were the role models of the students in the past, present and they will be the role models of the students in the future. Today if the teachers are not the role of the students – there would have been young boys and girls who have been dropped from the school or college. However we find more competition among the students in their studies and career. There were some cases reported in the newspaper about the teachers misbehaving, raping, injuries etc to the students but those are the exceptional cases only. In some rare case it becomes difficult for both the teacher and parents to control some of the students. But it does not mean that all the students are becoming bad in this modern age.

Teachers were the role of the students in the past, present and it would continue in the future too. There are some specific reasons why the teachers become the role models of the students –

Teachers love teaching and the students:

Generally only those who love teaching and children want to become a teacher. As they love the children and teaching job – they are content with the teaching job and help the students in imparting knowledge and building their career. Teaching job is a very exciting, challenging and a dynamic job, which requires updating their knowledge – soft skills and other technical skills. There may be some exceptional cases that a person may become a teacher due to availability of job opportunity or no other option. But those cases may be comparatively less as compare to the number of teachers who love teaching and the students. There is job satisfaction in teaching job and there are always chances that even a person who has not much interest in teaching can develop an interest in teaching job.

Job satisfaction in teaching:

Anybody who takes up a job without satisfaction and interest in their job becomes a compulsion and all those people can never become the role models to others in any field. In teaching job the teachers get full satisfaction with their job as they find interest in teaching. Job satisfaction is also related to our interests, payment, recognition, respect, time factor, pressure in job etc and all teachers receives all the aspects that require for a job satisfaction.

i)                    Respect and recognition: Everyone in this world wants respect and recognition and teachers get respect and recognition as they work sincerely for the students.

ii)                  Payments: In most of the countries in the world give a good package to the teachers, lecturers and professors. In India also, the teachers are now getting better package than before after the VI Pay Commission. Every teacher needs money to survive and without enough money to survive – the teachers cannot become the role model of the student. However as they get enough payment, they continue to devote their time and impart their knowledge to the students.

iii)                No Job Pressure in teaching: There is also not pressure in teaching job; it is quite difficult to become the role model to others when there are so many problems and pressure within them or from outside. The teachers continue to enjoy their teaching job as long as they are sincere and responsible to their duties. The workloads for the teachers are also quite less as compare to the people working in MNC. People do not have time to talk or smile when there is too much work pressure. But in the case of teaching job it is different; they have enough time for the student and for their family.

iv)                Students are the crown of the teachers: Teachers get recognition and get respect due to the successful of the students. Students become the crown of the teachers and everyone looks for their own crown and pride. Everybody who is looking for their crown and pride would definitely work sincerely. As the teachers work sincerely and teach the students with love and care – the teachers become the role model of the students. All the students recognize and respect all those teachers who are industrious and teaching the students with love and care.

A teacher with right approach and positive attitude will understand the students and develop a good rapport with the students. At every level, something more is expected of a teacher than merely going to the class and giving an adlib lectures. The reasons to become the role of the students are clear and enticing so we cannot say that today the teachers are not more good teachers in India or in the world. Today all the great leaders and rich men are the product from the good teachers and schools. There are many children in India and around the world and the future of the world would be looking so gloom without the good and devoted teachers.

The present educational system is reliable and we have brighter future in our educational system as there many academicians and educationists who are working hard to improve the present educational system. Today we also have many committed teachers who take to teaching as a mission in their lives and we have great hope for a brighter future in our society. Every teacher has the hope on their students and impart them the best knowledge. The good teachers not only teach the text book knowledge but they become the friends and guardian of the students. There are many students who are successful in their board exam and other competitive examination, which clearly shows that the teachers are still the role models to their students.

–          Dr. R.B. Thohe Pou

Asst. Professor, National Defence Academy


by: D. Neli Koso, General Secretary, Mao Union, Kohima

To cut a long story short, during the 1940s, the Nagas in Manipur endeared themselves to leaders like the Late Mr. A. Daiho Mao, the then President of the Naga National League (NNL), which was the then umbrella organization of the Nagas in the south. The NNL stood for non-violence like its counterpart, the NNC in Nagaland.

The Late Mr. A.Z. Phizo and the Late Mr. A. Daiho Mao worked closely together, and both of them strongly advocated for an independent Naga – land. The Late Mr. A. Z. Phizo, staunchly opposed the Crown colony scheme, and spread this message in no uncertain terms, to whichever villages he passed by in the Naga areas of Manipur. Under the aegis of the NNL, one of the first flag hoisting ceremony of an independent Nagaland was held at the Inspection Bungalow (IB) at Mao- gate on the 14th August 1947.

The NNL and its leaders sought to integrate the south Naga areas with the erstwhile Naga Hills District of Assam. In this connection, the NNL boycotted the preparation of the electoral rolls in the Naga areas of Manipur, and the election to the first Legislative Assembly of Manipur in 1948.

The NNL decided, that no house tax would be paid to the government of Manipur, but would pay house tax to the then Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills in Assam. The Manipur government’s reaction was swift and in a premeditated attack at Mao gate on 27th August 1948, the Assam Rifles killed three persons besides injuring many, and in the process, the president of NNL, the Late Mr. A. Daiho Mao was arrested and jailed by the Manipuri Government. In the year 1949, the Naga Students’ Union Imphal held a large protest rally in Imphal , calling for the release of Messrs Late A. Daiho Mao and Late A. Z. Phizo respectively, who were both lodged at Dum Dum jail in Calcutta at that time. The Naga National League (NNL) in a significant move, then merged, with the NNC to strengthen its hands. My father remembers moving around the area, collecting thumb impressions from the rural folks, in deference to the famous Naga plebiscite, conducted by the NNC.

Therefore, should any person dismiss the South Nagas as non- participants in the Naga National Movement; would that not tantamount to heaping of insults upon both the dead and the living? I pen this emotion today, because some writer has in the recent past, been constantly carping and making light of the South Nagas’s participation in the Naga freedom movement. I feel that their participation however modest should be acknowledged by any right thinking person.

The Manipur Nagas still carry the cross, together with other fellow Nagas towards an unfinished mission, started by our leaders many moons ago! In retrospect, were the South Nagas to deem statehood to be of some value vis-à-vis Naga sovereignty; they would have accepted statehood a long, long time ago, but those were not the most propitious of times to be entertaining such thoughts. A signed document can be used to suppress us if the Indian government so wishes; I am talking about the 16- Points Agreement. Did it not bring about bitterness, division, suspicion and bloodshed? Was consensus for statehood reached amongst the Nagas then? Would it not have been better to be later than never? Temporal things were accepted in lieu of permanency, and a false sense of security was created; but at what cost? They, the Naga Peoples Convention (NPC) didn’t have a clue as to how deep the abyss would go. India successfully created a deep divide amongst the Nagas. This may rankle some, but this is the bitter truth.

Yes, extreme hardships faced by our people over the years, have sapped energies and resources. Nevertheless, I am grateful for the fact, that the South Nagas do not have the luxury of indulging in merrymaking and chasing rainbows. “The way to peace is not through weakness; nothing is worthwhile unless it is strong, neither goodness nor evil” Romain Rolland French philosopher.

Hypothetically, just imagine if the South Nagas were to be granted statehood by the Government of India (GOI); the Naga movement for sovereignty could be weakened considerably, as it did some 49 years ago, when the 16th Indian state of Nagaland was formed in 1963.The South Nagas still bear the brunt of the movement today, along with other fellow Nagas – yes, they continue to endure the long march to freedom in stoic silence!

“It is for the people to determine the destiny of the territory and not the territory the destiny of the people” Judge Dillard, International court of Justice in Western Sahara Case. MExN

Nagaland dependent on 49% of its people

Kohima | June 23

As per Nagaland census 2011, 55% of the State’s workers are cultivators; 44% of all workers are women (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)

Out of 19, 78, 502 people living in the state, 9,74, 122 have recorded themselves as workers, according to Nagaland 2011 census.
The figure signified 49.2% of the people work in Nagaland and the rest are dependent on them. Out of the total workers in the state, 5,47,357 (56%) are men and 4,26,765 (44%) are women.
Out of the total workers, 55.2% are cultivators, 36% are other workers (service, business etc), 6.46% as agricultural labourers and 2.34% engaged in household industry.
Out of the total workers in the state, 70.08% are engaged as main workers and 23.91% as marginal workers.
12 villages in Nagaland have 100% of the total workers engaged in cultivation, out of which five villages fall under Wokha district and the rest spread over seven districts in Nagaland. Dimapur has less than 20% of its workers working as cultivators.
Zunheboto has the highest percentage of agricultural labourers with 15.04% of the total workers engaged in the same. The percentage is below 10% in the rest of the districts.
Peren district has the highest number of women workers with 64% of its female population recorded as workers. Tuensang district has the highest number of women cultivators with 84.9% of its women workers engaged in cultivation.
Out of 1400 inhabited villages, 1088 or 78% of the villages have more than 50% of its total workers engaged in cultivation.

*Above 70%: Mon, Tuensang and Longleng
*60-70%: Wokha, Phek, Kiphire and Peren
*50-60%: Zunheboto
*40-50%: Mokokchung
*30-40%: Kohima
*Less than 20%: Dimapur

– Morung Express