Raipur: A total of 44 teachers of the country were felicitated for their exemplary work in the field of education through video conferencing by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind in the felicitation ceremony organized on the occasion of Teachers' Day. Dr. Pramod Kumar Shukla of Eklavya Model Residential School, Karpavand, Bastar district of Chhattisgarh was also honored with National Teacher Award 2021 by the President in virtual programme.
The function was organized at Mantralaya Mahanadi Bhawan here today., Scheduled Castes and Tribes Department Secretary DD Singh and Commissioner Shammi Abdi presented Dr. Shukla a medal, citation, shawl and shriphal on this achievement and wished him a bright future.
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the teachers on this occasion. He said that I am extremely happy to be a part of the National Teacher Award ceremony. I extend my heartiest congratulations and thanks to all the teachers who received the award today for their distinguished contribution. Knowing about such teachers strengthens my belief even more that the construction of future generations is safe in the hands of our qualified teachers.
Dr. Pramod Kumar Shukla is posted as an English teacher in Eklavya Model Residential School, Karpavand of Bastar district. He has made many innovations in the field of education. To remove the fear of English from the minds of the children, he made an innovative experiment of staging English text based plays once a week.
Apart from this, Dr. Shukla has also been made the District Nodal Officer for Inspire Award Standard. As the nodal officer, he also got an interaction program and online guidance done of students from far flung areas of Bastar with experts from institutions like Central University Lucknow, Bastar University. As a result, for the first time from a remote district like Bastar, 145 students were selected for the Inspire Award by the National Selection Committee and all were awarded an amount of Rs 10,000.