President conferred National Awards on 47 teachers from across the country

 

President Kovind confers National Awards on Teachers Appreciates Role of Teachers through Digital Education during COVID times National Education Policy to prepare Children for Future Needs

  • Ms. Jyoti Arora,  Principal, Mount Abu Public School, Rohini, B-8, North West Delhi & Sh. Surender Singh, Teacher, MCP School, Sarai Pipal Thala-II, Adarsh Nagar, North West Delhi conferred from Delhi
 

 

New Delhi. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred National Awards on 47 teachers from across the country in the first ever award ceremony held virtually today (September 5, 2020) on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. The President in his speech congratulated the winners of the award and appreciated the steps taken by the teachers in order to improve school education qualitatively. He observed that about 40 percent of the winners of the National Awards were women and appreciated the role women have played as educators.

Paying obeisance and tributes to Dr. S Radhakrishnan, President Kovind said that he was a visionary, statesman and most significantly an extraordinary teacher. Celebrating his birthday as Teachers’ Day is a mere token for the services he had rendered towards the development of the nation and also a mark of respect for the entire community of educators, he added. This occasion also gives an opportunity to pay respect to our teachers for their commitment and supreme contribution in the lives of pupil. He further opined that it is this commitment that is the foundation stone for any school as teachers are the true nation builders who are instrumental in building the character and knowledge of the children.

Emphasizing on the importance of digital technology in challenging times of COVID pandemic, President Kovind said that our teachers are taking the help of this technology to reach out to the children. Applauding the skills of teachers in shifting to this new technology driven teaching, he said that it is important for all teachers “to upgrade and update” their skills in the field of digital technology so as to make education more effective and also make the students conversant with the new techniques. President Kovind said the online education system has made it obligatory for the parents to join hands with the teachers and encourage children to evoke interest in new fields of learning. Pointing out at the digital divide, he also emphasized that steps should be taken so that children from tribal and far-flung areas are also benefitted.

Talking about the National Education Policy, President Kovind opined that the newly introduced policy is an endeavour to prepare our children for future needs and has been designed after considering the opinion of various stakeholders. It is now the teachers who would be at the center-stage for making the policy successful and productive, he added. All efforts are being made to make the teachers competent to implement the new National Education Policy and only the best would be chosen for the field of education, President Kovind said.

The Union Minister for Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ delivered the welcome address while the Minister of State for Education, Shri Sanjay Dhotre gave the Vote of Thanks.

 

 

 

List of selected teachers for National Awards to Teachers, 2020

 

The Ministry of Education, Department of School Education & Literacy, constituted an Independent Jury at National Level to select the award recipients for the year 2020.

  1. The Independent Jury at National Level reviewed the list of 153 teachers as shortlisted by all the 36 State & UT Selection Committees and 7 Organisation Selection Committees through Video Conferencing.
  2. The Jury considered the applications and presentations made by all shortlisted teachers and after detailed deliberations recommended the names of the following candidates for the National Awards to Teachers, 2020. Hon’ble Education Minister approved the same.

S.

No.

Name of Teacher

State/UT/ Organization

1

Mr. Manoj Kumar Lakhra,

Teacher, Government Sr. Sec. School Bajghera Gurugram, Bajghera, Gurugram, Gurugram, Haryana, 122017

 

Haryana

2

Mr Nardev Singh,

Lecturer GSSS Biar, Biar, Bijhari, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, 177119

Himachal Pradesh

3

Mr. Rajinder Kumar,

Teacher, Govt. Primary School WaraBhaika, Wara Bhaika, Jaitu, Faridkot, Punjab, 151205

 

Punjab

4

Sh. Surender Singh,

Teacher, MCP School, Sarai Pipal Thala-II, Adarsh Nagar, North West Delhi.

Delhi

5

Dr. Kewalanand Kandpal,

Principal, GHSS Pudkuni, Kapkote, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand

6

Ms. Geeta Kumari,

Teacher S.K.S. Saruponi Maliyon Ka vas bandra, sar ka par bandra, barmer, Barmer, Rajasthan, 344035

 

Rajasthan

7

Ms. Sindhu Prabhu Dessai,

Principal, Government High School Malkarnem, Malkarnem, Quepem, South Goa, Goa, 403704

 

Goa

8

Mr. Mahipalsinh Sajjansinh Jetavat,

Teacher, Shree Tidana Primary Scool, Tidana, Muli, Surendranagar, Gujarat, 363510

 

Gujarat

The names are not in the order of merit:

 

 

9

Mr. Prakashchandra Narbheram Suthar,

Principal, Kanjeli Primary School, Kanjeli, Vadali, Sabar Kantha, Gujarat, 383235

 

Gujarat

10

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Jain,

Teacher, GGPS Dunda, Dunda, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh

11

Mr. Mohammad Shahid Ansari,

Teacher, Govt. Higher Secondary School Khirsadoh, Khirsadoh, Parasiya, Chindwara, Madhya Pradesh.

 

Madhya Pradesh

12

Mr. Akhileshwar Pathak,

Head Teacher, Middle School Chainpur Bhaiswara, Chainpur Bhaiswara, Garkha, Saran, Bihar, 841301

 

Bihar

13

Mr. Basant Kumar Sahu,

Acting Head Teacher, Govt. Upper Primary School, Sarasara, Harabhanga, Boudh, Odisha.

 

Odisha

14

Mr. Tapas Kumar Mohanty,

Teacher, Bhima Bhoi School for the Blind, BMC, Khorda, Odisha.

Odisha

15

Ms. Misha Ghoshal,

Head Teacher, Dhanapati Toto Memorial High School, Totopara, Madarihat

-Birpara Block, Alipurduar, West Bengal, 735220

 

West Bengal

16

Dr. Kalimul Haque,

Head Teacher, Nepalipara Hindi High School, Labourhut, Durgapur Municipal Corporation, Paschim Bardhaman,

West Bengal, 713201

 

West Bengal

17

Mr. Sunil Kumar,

Teacher, Govt. Middle School Jakhar, Upper Primary Tikri, Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir, 182121

 

Jammu & Kashmir

18

Ms. Rooohi Sultana,

Teacher, BMS Kashiporatailbal, Gulab Bagh, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, 190006

 

Jammu & Kashmir

19

Mr. Sonam Gyaltsan,

Head Teacher, Middle School Taknak Sakti, Kharu, Leh - Ladakh, Ladakh, 194201

 

Ladakh

20

Mr. Vikas Kumar,

Principal, S D Inter College Meerapur, Bhooma, Jansath, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, 251315

 

Uttar Pradesh

21

Mr. Mohammed Ishrat Ali,

Head Teacher, P.S.rajwana, Rajwana, Sultanganj, Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, 205262

 

Uttar Pradesh

22

Ms. Snehil Pandey,

Head Teacher, PS Soharamau Nawabganj Unnao, Soharamau, Nawabganj, Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, 209859

 

Uttar Pradesh

23

Ms. Jyoti Arora,

Principal, Mount Abu Public School, Rohini, B-8, North West Delhi, Delhi, 110085

Central Board Of Secondary

Education

 

24

Ms. Sangeeta Sohni,

Teacher, Atomic Energy Central Schools No 4, Mumbai, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400094

Atomic Energy Education Society

25

Ms. Sapana Soni,

Lecturer, Government Higher Secondary School Jeora- Sirsa Durg, Jeora Sirsa, Durg, Durg, Chhattisgarh, 491001

 

Chhattisgarh

26

Mr. Saji Kumar VS,

Teacher, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chennithala, Mavelikkara, Alappuzha,

Kerala

 

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

27

Ms. Sudha Painuli,

Vice Principal, Eklavya Model Residential School, Jogla, Kalsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 248159

Eklavya Model Residential

Schools

28

Ms. Chemmalar Shanmugam,

Head Teacher, Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 Jalahalli AFS (East), Bengaluru, Bengaluru, Bengaluru Urban,

Bengaluru, 560014

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

29

Ms. Ishita Dey,

Vice Principal, Tarapore School, Jamshedpur, Road No. 3 Agrico, East Singhbum, Jharkhand, 831009

Council for the Indian Schools

Certificate Examinations

30

Ms. Archana Gurung,

Principal, Government Senior Secondary School Jorethang, Daragaon, Jorethang, South Sikkim, Sikkim, 737121

 

Sikkim

31

Mr. Lomas Dhungel,

Teacher, Government Senior Secondary School Makha, Makha, Rakdong Tintek, East Sikkim, Sikkim, 737134

 

Sikkim

32

Mr. Rahul Sankar Chatterjee,

Lecturer, Shillong Jail Road Boys Higher Secondary School, Jail Road, Mylliem, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, 793001

 

Meghalaya

33

Mr. Sanjay Das,

Teacher, Tilabazar HS School, Tilabazar, Gournagar, Unakoti, Tripura, 799281

 

Tripura

34

Mr. Goutam Dev Sarma,

Teacher, Govt. H.S. and M.P. School Kokrajhar, Kokrajhar, Kokrajhar, Kokrajhar, Assam, 783370

 

Assam

35

Mr. Smith Kumar Soni,

Acting Head Teacher, Govt. Middle School Bano (Project Girls H/S Bano), Bano, Bano, Simdega, Jharkhand, 835201

 

Jharkhand

36

Ms. Nirupama Kumari,

Teacher, Ram Rudra 2 High School Chas Bokaro, Chas, Chas, Bokaro, Jharkhand, 827013

 

Jharkhand

37

Ms. Thankaleta Thankappan,

Head Teacher, Govt LVLPS Chavara South, Thekkumbhagom, Chavara, Kollam, Kerala, 691584

 

Kerala

38

Mr. Madhu Babu Asapanna,

Teacher, Z.P.High School Kasibugga, Kasibugga, Tekkali Division Palasa Mandal, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, 532222

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

39

Ms. Padma Priya Vummaji,

Teacher, Government Nehru Memorial High School, Malakpet, Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana-500036

 

Telangana

40

Mr. Yakub S.

Teacher, Government High School Nada, Nada, Belthangady, Dakshin Kannad,

Karnataka-574214

 

Karnataka

41

Ms. Surekha Jagannath,

Teacher, Government High School Bandarwad, Bandarwad, Afzalpur, Kalaburagi, Karnataka-585265

 

Karnataka

42

Mr. Dhilip S,

Teacher, Government Higher Secondary School Sathiyamangalam, sathiyamangalam, Gingee, Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu, 604153

 

Tamil Nadu

43

Ms Saraswathi R C,

Head Mistress, Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School, Ashoknagar, T.Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600083

 

Tamil Nadu

44

Mr. Narayan Chandrakant Mangalaram,

Teacher, Zhilla Parishad Primary School Gopalwadi, Chedgoan, Rahuri, Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra-414105

 

Maharashtra

45

Mr. Selvamuthukumaran Rajkumar,

Teacher, Indira Gandhi Government High School Katterikuppam, Katterikuppam, Brc Iii, Pondicherry, Puducherry, 605502

 

Puducherry

 

Special Category for differently abled teachers etc.:

 

46

Ms. Joshi Sudha Gautambhai,

Teacher, Secondary School for the blind, Vastrapurahmedabad, Na,

AHMADABAD, GUJARAT, 380015

(Working with Blind students)

 

Gujarat

47

Mr. Sant Kumar Sahani,

Head Teacher, Upgraded High School Kharmauli, Kharmauli, Birpur, Begusarai,

Bihar, 851127

(Visually impaired)

 

 

Bihar

Formal intimation will be sent to all selected teachers on their registered email addresses.