CBSE Teachers and Mentors Honoured

On the eve of Teachers’ Day, the Honourable Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, felicitated the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Teachers and CCE Mentors for their contribution to the field of education. Commemorating the birth anniversary of former President Dr. S Radhakrishnan, the Board acknowledged the role and impact of the teachers in strengthening the future generations. The glittering Ceremony, held at Maneckshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt, was attended by distinguished dignitaries from the MHRD, representatives of NVS, KVS and Govt. schools.

Hon’ble Minister congratulated all the awardees and said that “Good teachers have an ever lasting impact on the students. Their contribution in nation building and liberating generations doesnot have a parallel. Teachers are truly the pride of a nation”.

Thirty three (33) teachers from across the country and abroad were conferred CBSE award for their innovations in classroom teaching. The selection of the awardees is based on the academic efficiency and desire for improvement, genuine interest and reputation in the community, love for children, perseverance and commitment towards the field of education.

Fifteen (15) Mentors were awarded for collaboration and handholding through regular visits to clusters of schools. The Mentors awards recognize Principals who goan extra mile in their endeavour to promote excellence. Mentors are selected on the basis of their training experience, professional guidance, positive role-modelling, collaboration with mentee schools and initiating innovative practices.

These awards consist of a Merit certificate, a shawl and a cash prize of 25000/-. The process of selection is both rigorous and transparent. It is seen that schools from all CBSE regions are equally represented. In order t o ensure transparency in CBSE Awards, for the first time, the names of proposed awardees were made public and responses were invited.

Also for the first time, Sports promoting schools were also felicitated to encourage all schools to organise sports activities and promote the spirit of well-being and health of school-going children. There are 159 such schools which have organised CBSE inter-school sports and games competitions at different levels. The schools were awarded a Certificate, a shawl and a plaque. By awarding the teachers, the Board honours the contribution of pioneers of education.

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