Principals of three Delhi schools have been awarded the prestigious National Award for Teachers for 2011.
The award is given to meritorious teachers working in primary,middle and secondary schools. The ceremony will be held at Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday and President Pranab Mukherjee will felicitate the teachers.
Laksha Vir Sehgal,Principal,Bal Bharti School,Ganga Ram Hospital Marg,is one of the awardees. He is the chairperson of the National Progressive Schools Conference,a body of Delhis top schools.
He is also a member of three important CBSE committees related to curriculum,examinations and sports. Sehgal was awarded the CBSE Award for Teachers in 2008.
Other awardees from Delhi are: D R Saini,principal of DPS RK Puram; Prem Lata Garg from DAV Public School in Shreshtha Vihar; and Margarita Nalini Arul Raj from Somerville School,Noida.
Jamila Firdaus,a special educator and psychologist,Navrachana Higher Secondary School,Varodara,was selected for a special award by the President.
CBSE also felicitated 32 teachers for their achievements on Tuesday. Minister of State for Human Resource Development,D Purandeshwari,presented the awards to the teachers.
Speaking on the occasion,CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi announced that a subject called Knowledge of Traditions and Practices of India will be added in classes XI and XII in this academic session.
For the first time this year,mentor principals,who take care of schools under the CCE programme,were also awarded by the Board.
One of the awardees,Dilip Kumar Pandey,said,The teacher cannot impose his ideas on students,who are citizens of the future. Thus,it is important for all teachers to learn from their students before they can teach them, Pandey said.