Bhuwan Chandra Tewari quit a government job to become a teacher 25 years ago and his passion for teaching and guiding youngsters was recognised with an award on Teachers’ Day today.
Tewari,posted in RPVV school in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar,was among the 72 teachers who were felicitated with a medal and a cash award of Rs 10,000 for their services in the education sector.
I came to this profession because teaching was something I always wanted to do. I never liked the 10 am-5 pm jobs. I was in government service but I quit that and luckily I got teacher’s post in a government school, Tewari,who quit his job in the Central Pollution Control Board in 1987,said.
He says today’s students are more well-informed and they have pre-set knowledge about everything and he enjoys interacting with them.
Presenting the award,Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit said,I have had teachers who taught me the values of life,and I respect them for that,I assure you that the government will continue to support and be inspired by them.
Education Minister Kiran Walia said Teachers’ Day has always been an occasion where one can pay tribute to seniors,who have taught us something or the other.
According to Diwan Chand,Education Secretary,the teachers who were felicitated today have been in the profession for at least 15 years.
I always wanted to be a teacher and my husband inspired me always,I am glad that I might be the inspiration for many others coming into this profession, said Veena Chopra,one of the award winning teachers.
Suman Kumar,Principal of a private school,said: I have been a principal of a school,and also been an administrator so I know,what goes into this profession,I hope I become an inspiration to the others.