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Teachers transformed schools win National Awards

Teachers who transformed their schools win National Awards

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, contributed to the education sector. He was a great scholar and philosopher. To commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, National Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th September every year. The tradition of celebrating Teachers’ Day began in 1962.

Today is Teachers’ Day. To honor teachers for their unique contributions and achievements, National Awards are given to select teachers by the President of India.

Teachers who try to improve the quality of education and support students for their improvement through their hard work and commitment will be selected from various areas across the country for the award.

This year, 46 teachers have been selected for the National Award. As per the Ministry of Education, the National Award to Teachers will carry a certificate of merit and a silver medal along with a cash award of ₹50,000.


The National Award to Teachers will give good recognition to teachers working in elementary and secondary schools for their commendable efforts.

While only one teacher was selected from many states and union territories, two teachers were selected from a few states for the award.

Two Teachers from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Maharashtra have been selected for the award.

At the same time, only one teacher has been selected from some states and union territories. These include Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura, Assam, Jharkhand, Delhi, Puducherry, Chandigarh, Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides, two teachers from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, one from Karnataka and another from Kerala, received the award. Also, two teachers from the Central Board of Secondary Education, one from Telangana and another from Punjab, received the award.

In addition, two teachers received the National Award in the differently-abled category: One divyang teacher from Uttarakhand and another who works with visually impaired students from Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Today, President Droupadi Murmu honours and confers them with the National Award.

These National Award winners will interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 4:30 pm at his office.

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