Annual General Body meeting of SATB held

Port Blair
12 Feb 2018

The Annual General Body meeting of the South Andaman Teachers’ Branch (SATB) of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on Saturday in the auditorium of Tagore Govt. College of Education here. Mr Arava Gopi Krishna, Secretary (Education and Sports) graced the occasion as the chief guest. Addressing a gathering, the Secretary highlighted the importance of teachers in moulding the children to become a better human being in future. He said, teachers have the noble opportunity of touching the lives of their students almost every day which could play a significant role in excelling them in their life in future.  He further exhorted the teaching community to work hard to improve the quality of education in government schools. His appreciation on the efforts of South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association to bring various burning issues of teaching community to the notice of authorities for its settlement was a morale booster. He also expressed concern for the growing number of complaint of child abuse and urged the Association to take special efforts to create awareness among teachers regarding the POCSO Act and other developments in order to keep up the glory and dignity of the teaching profession. The guest of honour, Mr Shubankar  Ghosh, appealed teachers for special efforts to ensure quality education and assured settlement of various pending issues in time bound manner.
Earlier, Mr R.D. Yadav, Vice President of the South Andaman Teachers’ Branch who presided over the General Body meeting welcomed the gathering. Mr T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association briefly summed up the history of the Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association and its struggles for the last six decades. He has highlighted various important issues of teaching community which are awaiting proper amicable solutions. Mr S.N.Mishra, Vice President of the Association has called upon the teaching community to strive for betterment of the students’ education and not to forget the duties attached with one’s rights. At the beginning the Organizational Session, a condolence resolution moved by Mr B.Krishna Rao, Organising Secretary, was adopted. The secretary of South Andaman Teachers Branch, S.L.Vinjit presented the working  Report while Mr M.Shyam Sundar, treasurer  presented the Audited accounts report. Mr Sasi Kumar, joint secretary moderated the meeting while Mr Gopal Ch. Dey, organising secretary proposed the vote of thanks.