Teachers are truly the pride of nation. Ahead of the Teachers Day, Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of State (School Education and Literacy), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, felicitated selected Principals and Teachers from CBSE affiliated schools in the capital today for their contribution to the field of education. Applauding the role of teachers in nation building the Union Minister of State said that these awards are an acknowledgement of the role and impact of teachers in strengthening future generations. Commenting upon the technological advancement, the Minister said there can be no replacement of a teacher who imparts knowledge unlike technology which facilitates only information. The role of a teacher in recognising the latent talent of a student is important and challenging. Inclusivity in education is important for the overall and equal development of all.
Secretary (School Education & Literacy) Dr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia praised the awardees and said that they are the role models for the quality education they have imparted to their students. The Chairman CBSE talked about the role of teachers and emphasized upon equal and inclusive education, inculcation of value based education as a bedrock for strong nation building. Thirty three (33) principals and teachers from across the country and abroad were conferred CBSE award for their innovations in classroom teaching. The selection of the awardees is based on the academic interest, reputation of a teacher in the community, love for children, perseverance and commitment towards the field of education. The awards consists of a Merit certificate, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-. The award function was also attended by several other distinguished dignitaries from the MHRD, representatives of NVS, KVS and schools.