The student teachers of Samtse College of Education celebrated the teachers’ day yesterday (2 May) in the auditorium of the college. The hall was filled with colorful balloons fixed beautifully, ribbons on the stage walls and decorative charts displayed with inspiring quotations for the teachers. One of the charts read “Thank you teachers for guiding us and making us what we are today.”
It was a very exciting morning, all the student-teachers made their presence in the hall. They waited for the lecturers to arrive. The hall was full of excitement. “I feel proud to be a part of this celebration as this is the only profession having a day to celebrate and feel great,” said Sonam Yangchen B.ed secondary arts ‘A’.
At around 8; 27 am, a complete silence broke the murmuring crowd as the lecturers arrived. The student teachers stood up respectfully and received them warmly, helping them towards the front row of the seats. After the welcome speech, the officiating director general Mr. Kinzang Gyeltshen, along with all the lecturers lit the butter lamps to mark the day. This was followed by cutting of cake by Gopi sir. Thereafter, Khandu Wang chuck shared the heartfelt wishes sent by the ex-trainees of this college.
The officiating director general in his speech highlighted the importance of role modeling. Karma Deki, B. Ed Secondary Sc. A wished all a ‘Happy Teachers Day.’ This was followed by a short documentary film on the joys of teaching. And then Mr. Gopi Chetri, a senior lecturer of the college was interviewed, in which he expressed that he can never resign from his teaching profession though he might officially retire. He would still continue to teach in whatever ways he could.
At around 10. 15 AM, the cultural show started waited h the song’ Happy Teachers’ Day’ - inspiring and moving. In the mid of the show we were moved to see Mr. K.C Jose with Mrs. Kelzang Palden (Pgde) singing “NGE SEM NGE SEM”. The cultural show continued for more than an hour with varieties of songs and dances. The student-teachers danced with all their expression of joy and happiness. Lecturers and student-teachers enjoyed the Teachers’ Day but the programme came to an end at 12.00, making everyone wish for the show to prolong.
Submitted by SCE Media Team