LG exhort teachers to continue their selfless service in moulding lives of students

New school block of GSS Rangachang inaugurated
Report by: 
Port Blair
26 Apr 2017

It was indeed a joyous moment for the students of Govt. Senior Secondary School Rangachang when a new  block of the school was inaugurated today. The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, the chief guest of the function, inaugurated the new block by lighting the traditional oil lamp and unveiling the plaque in the presence of the Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, Chairperson PBMC, Mr B Eswar Rao, Principal Secretary (Edn), Mr Raajiv Yaduvanshi, Pradhan, Beodnabad Panchayat, Ms V Shanti, Members of the three-tier-Panchayati Raj institutions, senior officers of the Administration, students, parents and villagers.
Addressing the gathering, the Lt. Governor congratulated the students, teachers, Education Department and the Administration for the newly developed infrastructure meant for the students of this school and stated that with the available and newly added infrastructures, the GSSS Rangachang is now equipped for further improving its standard of education; and expressed hope that with proper guidance, motivation and dedication of teachers, the students of this school will come out with flying colours.
Praising the cleanliness being maintained in Isles’ schools, the Lt. Governor said, he had visited many schools in places like Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. The schools of these Islands are cleaner when compared to those schools, he said, lauding the students, teachers, Education Department and the Administration for their efforts towards maintaining the school campus spic and span.
About the standard of Education in these Isles, the Lt. Governor stated that the A&N Administration gives more thrust to the Education sector and more fund is being allotted to this sector to ensure that the quality of education is maintained. Appreciating the average teacher- student ratio in these Isles, the Lt Governor said, it is very good and cannot be seen anywhere else on the mainland, and the Isles students are very fortunate to have such facilities. Mentioning about the teacher-student ratio of Govt. SSS, Rangachang which is at 1:8, the Lt. Governor said, with such ratio, the future of the students is quite bright as teachers will be able to provide individual attention as well as mould the overall personality of the students. He also directed the Vice Principal of the school to ensure that each teacher is given the responsibility of eight students; for moulding their overall personalities.
The Lt. Governor remarked that in our country, teachers are highly regarded. They enjoy this position as teaching is considered as one of the noblest profession; while the other one being that of a doctor. He said, teachers are a guiding force and a teacher will always remain a teacher, even after retirement from public service. He also exhorted all the teachers to continue their selfless service and guide the students and the society at large.
The Lt. Governor further stated that the performance of students studying Science, English and Mathematics has to be improved and directed the Secretary Education to address the issue by organizing a Science teachers’ conference to assess the challenges and devise a comprehensive plan to improve the performance of the students. Similarly, conference for English and Mathematics teachers must also be conducted, he directed, adding that an interactive session of teachers with Heads of the Education Department will prove to be highly beneficial for gauging the bottlenecks; which will also enable the Education Department work a way out in sorting the issues. The Lt. Governor said, organizing conference for all these three subject teachers of Isles’ school should be one of the top most agenda of the Education Department this year.
Later, the Lt. Governor also interacted with the students who presented Bengali folk dance; and appreciated their talents.
In his address, the Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray mentioned that Ranganchang School is one of the best schools in South Andaman area. Delighted while interacting with the school students before the start of the function, Shri Ray announced that four computers and a water cooler will be provided for the School under MPLAD fund. Giving information about some of the development projects, Shri Ray informed that as part of the National Highway project, the Ministry of Road Transport and  Highway has sanctioned fund and awarded work for construction of road widening from Beodnabad to Ferrargunj. The total width of the two- way road will be of 10 meters,(each way having 3.5 meter) with side space of 1.5 meters. He showered all praise for the Lt Governor, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi for taking personal initiative by meeting the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and getting the Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) project approved. The project, to cost more than Rs 1000 crores will connect Chennai with Port Blair and other Islands.
In his welcome address, the Secretary Education, Mr Sandip J. Jacques described the opening of the new building as a momentous occasion as it will provide better infrastructure for the students. He further stated that the school was established in the year 1964 and rose to Senior Secondary level in the year 1989. The school runs in three media – Hindi, English & Tamil in Arts stream. The total enrolment of the students from Pre-Primary to Class XII is 233, out of which 120 are boys and 113 are girls while the number of teachers is 39, and the school is headed by a Vice- Principal. The double storied new school block which is having 8 classrooms, an Integrated Science Lab, a library and four toilet blocks, have been constructed at a cost of Rs 95 lakhs under UT plan fund, he added. The Vice –Principal of the School, Ms. Indira Devi proposed the vote of thanks.