Saturday, September 13, 2014

Modern School honours its senior-most teacher

Modern Secondary School honoured its senior most teacher Tshering Choezom Lepcha with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday in recognition of her dedicated service to the school. The award was presented to Ms Lepcha during the school's Teachers' Day celebration held on Thursday.
Modern SS Headmistress, DK Pradhan felicitated the senior teacher with a shawl and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The other highlight of the celebration was the presentation of khadas and gifts to all the teachers of the school. The celebration also included a host of cultural events by the students.
Speaking to NOW! Ms Lepcha expressed her happiness for being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the school. “I feel very happy and honoured. I am very much satisfied with my service to the school,” she added.
She hails from Gangtok and did her schooling from St Joseph's Convent, Kalimpong. After completing her graduation from Loreto College, Darjeeling, she joined the teaching profession in the first batch of teachers at Namchi Girls SSS in 1979.  She was posted to Modern SS in 1980 and has since been serving the school. Ms Lepcha will be retiring next year.
In recognition of her dedication and service, Ms Lepcha was awarded with the Commendation Award in year 2005 and also received the State Award this year on the occasion of the state-level Teacher’s Day Celebration held in the capital.
Sharing her long teaching experience, Ms Lepcha stated that a teacher should always work for the betterment of students and the school by putting his or her best efforts. Many who have studied here are now working successfully in the government and private sectors, she added.
In her message to young teachers, Ms Lepcha encouraged them to work for the development and good of the students, school and the society as a whole. Likewise, she urged students to focus on their studies and move forward with dedication and hard work to become better citizens in the future.
Headmistress, Ms Pradhan stated that Ms Lepcha is the most senior teacher of the school who has been part of all the ups and downs the school has experienced over the years. Expressing her appreciation of the role played by Ms Lepcha, she said that the school feels honoured to felicitate her with this Lifetime Achievement Award.
On the occasion, Modern SS also thanked the state government and the HRDD for awarding Ms Lepcha with the State Award in recognition of her service and hardwork.

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