Girl education essential to shape the society: Dr Megu

From Our Correspondent

TEZU, Nov 19: Denning College of Teachers Education (DCTE) in collaboration with Denning Keba Society observed 9th death anniversary of first woman teacher of Arunachal Pradesh  Telosai Mele here on Sunday.

IGG College principal Dr Kangki  Megu, speaking as chief guest, lauded the DCTE for commemorating death anniversary of a legendary figure, who had immensely contributed to  education sector. She was not only first lady teacher but served as an inspiration for all, especially girls to stand against all odds, he said.

Recollecting her contributions to the state, Mishmi society in particular, he said that she would always be remembered for generations to come and advised the students to be disciplined and determined to achieve their goals.

Highlighting ordeal of DCTE, its principal Dr Rajesh Kumar paid rich tribute to her as an inspiration to develop institute to present shape to offer BA and B.Ed. courses.

Late Mele was a pioneer in encouraging girl child education and promoted the idea that girl child is equally capable like boys in education by visiting door to in remote villages visiting door to door during NEFA days to pursue parents to send their daughters to school.

She had joined service as an assistant teacher in 1956 at Tezu and retired on 01.01.199. She was recognized by the GoAP for her outstanding contribution, sincerity and dedication to confer Best State Teacher Award in 1983.

Toppers of 2022-23 of various educational institutions, including Nitulu Ngadong (class-X, Tafragam VKV, 90.2%), Naseblu Minin (Cl-XII,  science, Mahadevpur JNV, 81.8 %), Siranlu Tayang (Cl-XII, commerce, Tezu GHSS, 65.4%), Sahina Dellang (Cl-XII, humanities, Tezu GHSS, 86.8%) and Jeena Mam (B.Ed., science, DCTE, 78.97%) were also felicitated for their achievements to mark the day.

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