“Good buildings, expensive equipment or facilities do not make a good school, but teachers play a crucial role in building a good school. They are the ones who develop the basis for knowledge and character building in our students,” said Kovind at the virtual award ceremony.
Praising the role of teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic when schools and colleges are closed, the president said, “We also need to ensure that the medium for digital education is available in rural and remote areas.”
The Ministry of Education invited teachers to nominate themselves for the awards via the online portal. The first level review was conducted by the District Selection Committee (DSC) under the direction of the District Education Officer. On the basis of prescribed selection criteria, DSC shortlisted three names and forwarded them to the State Selection Committee via an online portal.
This year the candidates appeared before the jury by video conference and gave presentations.
“The selected award winners, with their commitment and industry, have not only improved the quality of school education, but also the lives of their students and their community through various activities such as improving enrollment and reducing school dropouts, and introducing joyful and experiential teaching and learning Enriching learning practices.
“… developing and using inexpensive teaching materials, organizing extracurricular and extracurricular activities, spreading social awareness among children, promoting community participation, appropriate and effective use of ICT in teaching, promoting nation building and national integration”, Said Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.