Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh has conferred Award on nineteen teachers, including three national awardees and sixteen state awardees.
Governor presented National Awards comprising of a cash prize of Rs 60,000 along-with a set of books and shawl to three teachers besides State Awards of a cash prize of Rs 40,000, silver medal, cap, shawl, a set of books and certificate to 16 teachers.
The Governor stressed the need to educate the girl child for women empowerment in its true sense and said that women were pillars of the society and their empowerment was a must for building a strong nation.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said education was on top of government agenda and primary schools have been opened within 1.5 to 2 Km distance and over 15,000 institutions were functional in the state. The state government has made a provision of Rs 3,836 crore for education sector for current year which was 18 percent of the total budget, Singh said.
SDMC felicitates teachers
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has felicitated 35 teachers, including six principals, on the occasion of the Teachers' Day.
The teachers, 26 primary, two nursery and a special teacher, were awarded a cash prize of Rs 7,000, a commendation certificate, a memento and a shawl, a statement from the civic body said.
The dignitaries present at the function included Mayor of South Delhi Sarita Choudhary. Municipal teachers from four zones presented colourful cultural programmes.
The officials also announced increase in cash prize to Rs 9,000 from next year and establishment of a smart class room equipped with modern technologies like computer, learner board, audio visual facility etc, to boost the teachers' morale to carry forward their work towards excellence.
Arunachal CM exhorts teachers for quality education
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has encouraged teachers to dedicate themselves to imparting quality education to students.
"Arunachal needs good, committed, hardworking, sincere and dedicated teachers with best of the minds," Tuki said while addressing the teachers on Teacher's Day here this morning.
"Teachers are the cornerstones of our future and act as foundation for creating responsible citizens and good human beings," he said.
The chief minister lamented that there was a general concern that the government schools are not functioning up to the mark in the state as in far flung locations and teachers do not attend the classes regularly.
"This is affecting the very status of the existence of government schools as students prefer private schools. Even our teachers are receiving salary at par with the best of the lots in the country," the chief minister pointed out.
Tuki acknowledged the hardships being faced by the teachers, especially those serving in interior areas where even basic amenities to live a life of dignity is unavailable.
Despite hardships like lack of basic facilities, teachers in remote areas have proved more than their mettle in educating and churning out intellectuals over the years.