The Education Minister, Punjab, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema here today honoured 38 teachers with State Award, 14 with teachers and 5 Education Officers with commendation letters at C.G.C. Landran. He was presiding over a function on the occasion of Teachers Day. The teachers winning State Awards were given Rs. 10000, medal, a shawl and a commendation letter. As a bonanza for their meritorious services, the teachers were also given one year extension in service. The other 14 teachers and 5 Education Officers were honoured with a shawl and commendation letters. On this occasion, the 6 National Awardee teachers of previous year were also honoured. On this occasion, a book penned by Dr. Kuldeep Singh Banur on previous year's awarded teachers titled 'UDDMI ADHIYAPAK' was also released. The State level function commenced with Saraswati Vandana. After this, Chief Guest Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema paid homage to Former Presidents Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
While addressing the teachers Dr. Cheema made an announcement of increasing the prize amount given to the State Awardees by two and half percent. He also said that the amount of prize money would be increased from Rs. 10000 to Rs. 25000 from next year. He also said that the number of teachers is large in some cadres but due to the fixed quota of the awards many teachers miss out on these. Keeping in view this situation, the number of awards would be increased in accordance with the cadre. He said that due to this only, 14 teachers have been given commendation letters who lost out on the awards due to their limited number but their services rendered are no less than that of the state award winners.Dr. Cheema also gave directions to the education officers of the districts from whom no case or very less number of cases for awards were sent. He said that not even a single case was sent from Barnala and Pathankot. Similarly, only 17 cases were received from the 8 other districts.
He expressed views that atleast one case should be sent by each of the districts in every award category because it would lead to increase in the competition thereby ensuring the selection of more capable teachers. He commended the sending of 12-13 or more cases from Ludhiana, Patiala, Roopnagar, Fazilka and Sangrur. He also appreciated the efforts of selection committee headed by Principal Secretary for transparent selections.Dr. Cheema also greeted the people on the joint occasion of Janamashtmi and Teachers day and remembered the services rendered by the former presidents Dr. Radhakrishnan and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He said that the initiative taken by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to establish direct rapport with the students on teachers day augurs very well for the nation.He congratulated the award winners on behalf of Chief Minister, S. Parkash Singh Badal and the Deputy Chief Minister, S. Sukhbir Singh Badal and said that the Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal has taken special interest in the opening of meritorious schools in the state. He said that the visit of the Chief Minister to the Amritsar meritorious school 31 times itself shows his commitment to the cause of education.
He also said that the Chief Minister is paying special attention to the field of skill education and the Education Department has also begun the vocational courses in order to make the students stand on their feet in today's competitive era. He informed that the Finance Minister Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa has assured the allocation of special funds for primary education in the next budget. About the sports, Dr. Cheema informed that the department has kept Rs. 1.50 Crore at the primary level itself.Dr. Cheema divulged that this time around 5 such teachers have been awarded who have not applied themselves but the department has honoured heir services by selecting them. He said that after infrastructure, now the target is to make Punjab topmost state academically.Before this, Principal Secretary Mr. C. Roul and Director General School Education Mr. Pradeep Agarwal also stressed on the value of education and teachers. Mr. Pradeep Agarwal also read out the messages of the President and the Prime Minister of the country.
On this occasion, the Chairman of C.G.C. Landran Mr. Satnam Singh Sandhu addressed the gathering and welcomed Dr. Cheema and all the other guests. He said that if the Education Department provides them with the list of meritorious students then his group would be very happy to give scholarships to such students.During the occasion , DPI (Secondary Education) Mr. Balbir Singh Dhol, DPI (Elementary Education) Mr. Harbans Singh Sandhu read out the commendation letters of the teachers. The Director of SCERT, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Kahlon presented the vote of thanks. The programme was anchored by Lecturer Rupinder Kaur Grewal.On the occasion, MLA Jathedar Ujagar Singh Badali, President of CGC group of colleges Rachhpal Singh Dhaliwal, District Planning Committee Chairperson Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia, SGPC member Ajmer Singh Khera and Charanjit Singh Kaalewal, President of Women's wing of Akali Dal (Mohali) Kuldip Kaur Kang, ADC Poonamdeep Kaur, SDM Lakhmir Singh, District Education Officer of Mohali Mewa Singh Sidhu and all the Education, Circle Education officers and other Officials of the education department were also present.
38 Teachers Honoured With State Award:-
PRINCIPALS- Gurdeep Singh Rai, Government Girls Senior Secondary School Ludhiana and Sukhdev Singh, Government Senior Secondary School Nihal Khera, Fazilka.
HEADMASTERS- Hari Mitter Kapil, Government High School ,Kalitteran, Roopnagar and Hardev Singh Government High School , Maraouli Kalann, Roopnagar.
LECTURERS-Parminder Kaur – Punjabi, Government Senior Secondary School, Nangal Sarsa, Roopnagar, Jodh Singh-Political Science, Government Senior Secondary School, Kala Nangal, Gurdaspur, Bhupinder Singh-English, Government Senior Secondary School Dheengi, Patiala, Dr. Iqbal Singh-Punjabi, Government Senior Secondary School Uppli Chattha, Sangrur , Prem Singh-Physics, Government Senior Secondary School Dhupsarie, Gurdaspur and Kulwinder Kaur-Biology, Government Senior Secondary School Jhumba, Bathinda.
MASTER CADRE-HIGH AND SENIOR SECONDARY- Gurmit Singh Punjabi Master, Government Senior Secondary School Chakohi, Ludhiana, Dr. Baljit Kaur-Punjabi Mistress, Government Senior Secondary School Jhanjeri, S.A.S. Nagar, Sher Singh Science Master, Government Senior Secondary School Phoolpur Grewal, Roopnagar, Simerjit Singh Science Master, Government Senior Secondary School Bagreian, Sangrur, Sudha Jain Hindi Mistress, Government Girls Senior Secondary School Sohana, S.A.S. Nagar, Devi Dayal Math Master, Government High School Benraa, Sangrur, Hardeep Singh S.S. Master, DAV Government Senior Secondary School Takhatgarh, Roopnagar and Mandeep Singh S.S. Master, Government Girls High School Dakha , Ludhiana.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ART& CRAFT TEACHER- Parampaljit Kaur PTI, Government Senior Secondary School (Girls), Abohar, Fazilka, Rajiv Kumar PTI, Government High School Bhangal, Roopnagar and Mandeep Singh Goldy Art & Craft Teacher, Government Senior Secondary School Sangha, Mansa.
MASTER/MISTRESS(MIDDLE SCHOOL)- Sudesh Kumar S.S. Master, Government Middle School Tunga, Patiala, Parmnder Singh Science Master, Government Middle School Galib Rann Singh Wala, Ludhiana, Sukhwinder Singh Punjabi Master, Government Middle School Parvez Nagar, Kapurthala, Pardeep Singh Hindi Master, Government Middle School Tahliann, Mansa and Kamal Chand, Punjabi Master, Government Middle School Boothgarh Jattan, Ludhiana.
CENTRE HEAD TEACHER/HEAD TEACHER/E.T.T.- Sushma Devi JBT Teacher, Government Primary School Gambhirpur, Block – Sri Anandpur Sahib, Roopnagar, Rajwinder Kaur ETT, Government Primary School Ranian, Amritsar, Kanwaldeep Singh Head Teacher, Government Primary School Hariewala, Baghapurana, Moga, Surit Singh ETT, Government Primary School Dhaabi Gujjran, Samana-1, Lovejeet Singh ETT, Government Primary School,Dona Nanka, Block-Fazilka-2, Fazilka, Balwinder Kaur Centre Head Teacher, Government Primary School, Central Jail, Amritsar and Vikas Kumar ETT, Government Primary School Jindwari, Block Sri Anandpur Sahib, Roopnagar.
SPECIAL AWARD- Joginder Singh Principal Government Senior Secondary School Sandaur, Sangrur, Lakhvir Singh, Principal Government Senior Secondary School Tibba, Kapurthala, Sukhdev Mittal Math Master, Government Senior Secondary School Deon, Bathinda, Bhupinder Singh PTI, Government Middle School Gudana, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar and Pardeep E.T.T., Government Primary School Turkanwali, Fazilka.
14 Teachers Awarded Commendation Letter
Anju Goyal Principal Government Senior Secondary School Cheema, Sangrur, Veena Bhalla Principal Government Girls Senior Secondary School Dhuri, Sangrur, Gurnam Kaur Lecturer Punjabi Government Senior Secondary School Sathiala, Amritsar, Ghooka Singh PTI Government Senior Secondary School, Kauhariann, Sangrur, Balveer Singh PTI Government Senior Secondary School Ghanauri Kalan, Sangrur, Gurmej Singh Head Teacher, Government Primary School Barkat, Kahnuwan-1, Gurdaspur, Shinderpal ETT Government Primary School, Phulokhari, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Chander Prakash Sharma CHT, Government Primary School Pandorri Waraich, Amritsar, Rajinder Singh JBT Teacher , Government Primary School Pheroze Shah Ghall Khurd-2, Ferozepur, Amarjit Singh ETT Teacher Government Primary School Ralli, Block- Budhlada-1, Mansa, Rakesh Kumar ETT Teacher Government Primary School Nawann Salem Shah, Fazilka, Baljit Pal Singh, Lecturer Political Science, Government Senior Secondary School Karandi, Mansa, Dr. Swaranjit Kaur Ubbha alias Swarna Rani Lecturer Chemistry Government Senior Secondary School Sarhind Mandi, Fatehgarh Sahib and Mitthoo Singh PTI, Government Middle School, Kuttival Khurd, Bathinda.
5 Education Officers Recieving Commendation Letters For Meritorious Services
Dr. Gurjit Singh, Additional State Project Director SSA, Dr. Amrita Gill, Director Academic, Punjab School Education Board, Dr. Ginni Duggal, Deputy Director SCERT, Davinder Kumar Rajauria DEO (SECONDARY & ELEMENTARY) Sri Muktsar Sahib and Amrish Kumar Shukla Deputy Director DPI (Secondary) Office.