New Delhi: Two teachers from Odisha were among the total 47 teachers who were conferred with the National Award on the occasion of Teacher’s Day today. During the first ever virtual award ceremony held on the occasion due to the Covid-19 pandemic President Ram Nath Kovind awarded Basant Kumar Sahu, a Teacher at Government Upper Primary School, Sarasara in Boudh and Tapas Kumar Mohanty, a Teacher at Bhim Bhoi School for Blind in Khordha and 45 others with the national awards.
For making the teaching process interesting for students through shadow puppets and string puppets, the Ministry of Education conferred the national award on Sahu.
Similarly, Mohanty was awarded for his contribution in making better learning materials and developing audio book for visually impaired students.
The President in his speech congratulated the winners of the award and appreciated the steps taken by the teachers in order to improve school education qualitatively.
The national awards are given on Teachers’ Day to celebrate the unique contribution of teachers for infusing innovative methods of teaching and adopting best practices to teach students. Some of the finest teachers in the country are honoured annually on Teacher’s Day for their commitment in not only improving the quality of school education but also enriching the lives of their students.
Paying obeisance and tributes to Dr S. Radhakrishnan on the occasion, President Kovind said the event gives an opportunity to pay respect to our teachers for their commitment and supreme contribution in the lives of pupils. Describing teachers as true nation builders, the President opined that they are instrumental in building the character and knowledge of the children.