State ministers, departmental officials, private boarding owners and the Township’s education department officials, totalling around 350 people attended the World Teachers’ Day celebrations, a celebration committee member said.
“Only 22 school teachers on pension out of 48, over 70 years of age attended the celebrations,” said the committee member from Hakha.
A local newspaper said that awards of 15,000 Kyats were given to each pension holding school teachers. A composition and poem reading competition was held for students at the celebrations.
A “1966 Recommendation on the Status of Teachers,” was signed by representatives of UNESCO and the International Labour Organization. On October 5, 1994, the first World Teachers’ Day was held. This event has been organized on the date each year since then.
The United Nations’ (UN) World Teachers’ Day celebrates the role teachers’ play in providing quality education at all levels. This enables children and adults of all ages to learn to take part in and contribute to their local community and the global society.