Himachal awards 16 teachers, honors 4 National Award winners on Teacher’s Day
Shimla: On Teacher’s Day, 16 teachers of Himachal Pradesh were conferred upon the State Awards at a state level celebration event held at the Raj Bhawan on September 5. The Governor paid tributes to late Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, former President of India as this day is celebrated on the date of his birth.
The awards were distributed by the Governor Acharya Devvrat for the year 2017 in the presence of the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
Teaching is a noble profession and carries a huge responsibility because the conduct, character, and thoughts of teachers influence the students and therefore, they should perform their duties honestly and sincerely,
List of Awarded Teachers
- Suresh Kumar Vidyarthi, GSSS Udyapur
- Adit Kansal, GSSS Rajpura
- Dharampal, GSSS Keolidhar
- Rakesh Kumar, GSSS Reckongpeo
- Vijay Bharat Dixit, GSSS Thural
- Joginder Pal, GSSS Kangar
- Manisha Kumari, GSSS Palampur
- Prem Raj Sharma, GGSSS Lakkar Bazar
- Jagat Ram Sharma, GSSS Hallan
- Hari Das Chauhan, GSSS Jeori
- Chhering Gatuk, GCPS Shichling
- Chaukas Ram, GPS Dhangota
- Hari Chand, GPS Chillage
- Daleep Singh Chauhan, GCPS Brayogi
- Joginder Singh, GCPS Mattahni
- Jai Parkash Shyam, GPS Sharan Kandal
Four National Award Winners Who Were Honored
- Bhupinder Gupta, Principal GSSS Bhumti
- Krishan Chand, Principal GSSS, Paurakothi
- N aresh Kumar Shastri, GSSS Shorshan
- Shyam Lal CHT GCPS Sagirthin
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the state has taken a lead in imparting education. In a survey, he claimed, Himachal was adjudged as the Best Big State in imparting higher education to youth in the country.
The literacy percentage, which was 7.98 in 1951, was 88 percent in 2017, he said.
He informed that at present, there are more than 15,636 schools and 129 colleges in Himachal. He said the current government opened 50 new colleges in far-flung and rural areas during its tenure. The girl students are outnumbering boys in all institutions of higher learning, he said.
The government has also introduced vocational education in 967 schools of the State, he said.
Teachers are the backbone of the civilized society and they should work with dedication,
said the Chief Minister.
A colorful cultural program was presented on this occasion.
Sanjay Gupta, Principal Secretary, Education, Manmohan Sharma, Director, Elementry Education, Lady Governor Smt. Darshana Devi, Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Forest Minister, VC Pharka, Chief Secretary, and BL Binta, Director Higher Education were also present on the occasion.