NEW DELHI: Thirty three teachers from across the country, including six from Delhi, were conferred with CBSE National Teachers Award 2014 for their innovations in classroom teaching.
HRD minister Smriti Irani presented the awards on the eve of Teachers’ Day. Irani congratulated the awardees and highlighted the role of teachers in inculcating values in children.
From Delhi, Jyoti Arora, principal, Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5 Rohini; Rema Alex Daniel, principal, Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony; Dhirendra Mohan Sharma, principal, G D Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj; Promil Bali, principal, Titiksha Public School, Rohini; Sunita Tanwar, Delhi Public School, Dwarka and Tushar Deshpande, physical education teacher, Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj received the award. “This recognition is a big motivation for all of us. I am feeling more responsible,” said Arora.
The selection of the awardees was based on 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 mentors were also awarded for collaboration and handholding through regular visits to schools.
The awards consist of a merit certificate, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 25,000. In order to ensure transparency in CBSE awards, names of proposed awardees were made public and responses were invited, for the first time.