Raipur: “Teachers not only impart knowledge of various subjects but also inculcate qualities of a good citizen in their students. Teachers identify the hidden talents of students, nurture them and teach them the right way to live life. They build character and sow seeds of morality in students”, said Chhattisgarh governor Anusuiya Uikey.
She was addressing the State-Level Teachers Award-function 2020 held virtually on Thursday. On the occasion, Governor and chief minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated the teachers for their remarkable work and excellent contribution. Governor congratulated and extended best wishes to all the teachers felicitated on the occasion. Governor also paid tribute to the teachers who passed away due to Covid-19. At the State-Level Teachers Award Ceremony, three teachers selected for State Teacher Award Memorial Award 2020 and 47 teachers selected for State Teacher Award 2019 were felicitated.
Governor said that teachers are our guides, they shape our personality. They not only give us the light of knowledge but also give us the courage to walk on the path of truth. Teachers dedicate their entire life to make this world a better place. She further said for last one and a half years, whole world is struggling with the pandemic, but the teachers overcame the challenges and continued to educate students through Mohalla Classroom or Padhai Tuhar Dwar, through online classes.
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that teachers hold a highly respectable position in our society. Honoring our traditions and development of education sector is our highest priority under the vision of 'Gadbo Nava Chhattisgarh'. We aim to make education the biggest medium of public welfare. He said that great teachers like former President Bharat Ratna Late Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam are a source of inspiration for all of us.
On this occasion, at Raj Bhavan, Governor Uikey felicitated teachers namely- Madhu Sharma from Mahasamund, Naresh Kumar Nayak from Mahasamund, Leena Verma from Raipur and Gopal Varma from Raipur with shawl-shriphal and a bank draft of Rs 21,000. Likewise, at CM House, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel conferred awards in the memory of renowned litterateurs of the state under the State Teacher Award Memorial Award 2020. He conferred the Dr. Mukutdhar Pandey Memorial Award to Rashmi Gupta, Lecturer Government High School, Libyadih, Bilaspur. Dinesh Kumar Pandey Higher Category Teacher Government Pre-Secondary School, Ochinapar, Kota, Bilaspur was awarded Dr. Baldev Prasad Mishra Memorial Award and Munnalal Devdas Pradhan Pathak Government Boys Middle School, Kaundkera Fingeshwar Gariaband with Dr. Padumalal Punnalal Bakshi Memorial Award. Chief Minister felicitated the three awardees by presenting them with a citation, a shawl, shriphal and a bank draft of Rs 50,000.
Baghel also felicitated two teachers, Shailja Suresh, Lecturer Government Higher Secondary School, Kohka Durg and Dr Nilanjana Jain, Senior Teacher, Government Middle School, Newai Durgfor their remarkable work in the field of education.