FAP National Awards 2022 today concluded with more than 213 private schools from all over India being honored in 9 categories and more than 63 Principals of the Private Schools being given awards in three categories at the campus of Chandigarh University Gharuan.
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash presided over the closing ceremony of the two-day 2ND FAP National Awards 2022, which has been constituted by Federation of Private Schools and Associations of Punjab.
Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor Chandigarh University and Dr. Jagjit Singh Dhuri, President FAP were also present on the occasion.On the 2nd day of the FAP National Awards 2022, 12 Private Schools received award in the Best School with Academic Excellence category while 43 schools received awards in the Best School offering Budget Friendly Academic with Maximum Facilities category.
52 Schools were honored in the Best School with Clean & Hygienic Environment category, 15 Schools in the Best School with Digital Infrastructure category, 22 Schools in the Best School with Eco-Friendly Facilities category, 40 Schools in the Best School with Excellent Academic Infrastructure category, 13 Schools in the Best School with Innovative Teaching Practices category and 16 Schools in the Best School with Excellent Sports Facilities category respectively.
In the Best Principal Awards category, 48 Principals of the private schools from all over India were honored with Dynamic Principal Award while 11 principals bagged the Lifetime Achievement Award and 04 principals were honored with Young Principal Award.
While delivering his address during the closing ceremony of FAP National Awards, 2022, Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Som Parkash "The New Education Policy focuses on academic delivery in local Indian languages.
This will not only enhance the learning level of the students, but will also encourage them to take those subjects, like engineering, medical, architecture, which till now have been only available in english.
FAP National awards is a unique platform to recognize talent and excellence in the school education imparted by the private sector. After independence over the years, the role of government in the field of education started decreasing, while private sector enhanced their presence by providing quality teaching – learning facilities to the students".
Earlier, community based organizations such as Arya Samaj, Chief Khalsa Diwan, Sanatan Dharam, Missionary Schools were established to increase the accessibility of the school education in India but with the passage of time, philanthropists, industrialists and renowned academicians also established their schools in the private sector to help flourish the gift of education, Minister Som Parkash added.
The Minister added that, "The impact of New Education Policy has already started showing great results in India as the Nation has been able to attract 50000 foreign students to pursue their higher education.
The private sector schools offer large-scale employment to the Indian youth as currently 41 % of the total number of teachers at school level are employed in private sector. The quality of education in India needs to be enhanced to global level so that, the exodus of Indian students to foreign countries in the search of quality education can be stopped".
While talking about the progress of India at global level, Union Minister said, "The projections given by the global agencies such as World Bank & IMF has categorized India as the fastest growing economy of the world.
Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has become the preferred destination for global investment. Every year, India breaks its own record in terms of the amount of FDI inflow in the country, while on the other hand, the number of exports from India have touched new height.
Our Prime Minister has given a vision of making India a developed nation by 2047 and today's youth will witness that India will emerge as the next global super power in the next twenty-five years. The government has intentionally put curbs on imports of certain items, so as to increase the indigenous production by the local manufacturers".
Talking about the status of economy in Punjab, Union MoS, Som Parkash said "Before 2001, the per capita income of Punjab was amongst the top in the states, which has declined today as the state ranks 16th. The GDP growth of other states have surpassed than that of Punjab.
The state today has a debt of three lakh crores. Therefore, it is necessary for all political parties to rise above the party lines and introspect about the state of economy in Punjab. We have to work towards making Punjab a progressive state once again".
Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor Chandigarh University said, "The awards conferred today will encourage and motivate others to work on the parameters of quality and hence improving the learning experience of the students".
Dr. Jagjit Singh Dhuri, President FAP said, "Federation of Private Schools and Associations of Punjab is committed to bring reforms in the school education. The FAP awards is an opportunity for managements of private schools to converge on a platform and discuss the future challenges which education sector is facing today".
Some of the award-winning schools in FAP awards, day second were given under the categories of
• Best School in Innovative Teaching Practices Award
Dhanwantri Dharam Veer Public School Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Swami Vivekanand Saraswati Vidyamandir, Uttar Pradesh, Merry Mint Public High School, Punjab, Indus Global School Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, Tagore International School Punjab, Flying School Punjab, Delhi Public School, Balwan, Punjab, Blooming Buds Montessori, Punjab Mahavir Senior Model School, Delhi.
• Best School in Academic Performance
Shaheed Ganj Public School, Mudki, Punjab, Guru Harkrishan School, Punjab, Judge Model Senior Sec. School, Patiala, BBJS Senior Sec. School, Hayatapur, Punjab, Bhupendra International Public School, Guru Nanak Senior Sec. Public School, Moga, Punjab, Gyan Ganga International Public School, Punjab.
• Dynamic Principal Award
Dynamic Principal Award, Mr. Naresh Kumar, SPS Covent School, Haryana, Ms Gauri Shaili, Punjab Public School, Jalandhar, Punjab, Jitendra Kaur Mann, Swami Mohandas Public School, Jalandhar, Punjab, Simmarjit Kaur, Oxford Junior Pre- School, Jalandhar, Punjab, Dr. Sandeepa Sood, Saffron Public School Kapurthala, Punjab, Dr. Malka Kaur Grewal, Britanica Public School, Ludhiana, Punjab, Dr. Amandeep Kaur Bakshi, East Wood International School, Ludhiana, Punjab, Jaswant Kaur, Saint Xavier School, Ludhiana, Punjab, Ms Neha Ratan, Unirise World School, Ludhiana, Punjab, Ms Sutinder Kaur, Modern Secular School, Malerkotla, Punjab, Deepak Wahab,Oasis Public School, Malerkotla, Punjab, Ms. Rosy Jain, Shefali International School, Ludhiana, Punjab, Dr. Som Parkash, The Cambridge School, Malerkotla, Punjab, Mahesh Kumar, Arya Senior Sec. School, Mansa, Punjab, Jagdeep Kumar, Sardar Chetan Singh Vidya Mandir School, Mansa, Punjab, Dr. Gagandeep Prashar, Sarv Hitkari Vidya Mandir, Mansa, Punjab, Anjana Rani, Blooming Buds Senior Sec School, Moga, Punjab, Shweta Bansal, SGGS School, Moga, Punjab, Sanjeev Kumar, Shri Tarachand Vidya Mandir Senior Sec. School Mansa, Punjab, Ruchika Sukheja, Mahavir Senior Sec., School Northwest Delhi, Jolly Babu, Shining School, Moga, Punjab, Ms Punita, North Delhi Public School, Northwest Delhi, Ms Vineeta Mahajan, JMK International Public School, Pathankot, Punjab, Ms Nishu Sharma, KCM Memorial School, Pathankot, Punjab, Ms Shubra Rani, Pratap World School, Pathankot, Punjab, Ms Sukhjit Kaur, Sri Ram Vidya Mandir High School, Pathankot, Punjab