Gujarat Governor Mr. O. P. Kohli today honoured 32 teachers with best teacher prizes on occasion of Teachers day. Governor also remembered Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who dedicated his life to education. He was not only a teacher but also a philosopher, knowledgeable person and also a great thinker. Mr. Kohli said that Teachers should keep in mind the dedication of Dr. Radhakrishnan and aim for new height of their duty.
Mr. Kohli appreciated the initiatives taken by the State Government of Shala Praveshotsav and Gunotsav every year for improving the quality of education.
Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today on 5th September 2018 addressed a gathering to mark “Teachers Day” in the presence of Governor of Gujarat. Mr. Rupani Awarded 32 best teachers for their remarkable works in the presence of Governor at Gandhinagar and exhorted them to adopt innovative ideas & newer methods to make learning interesting.
During the teacher’s felicitation programme Hon’ble Governor and Chief Minister honoured 32 teachers with shawl, Certificate and Cash Prizes. Mr. Rupani said that parents send their children’s to the teachers with a hope to build the intelligence of their offspring’s and parents have a lot of expectations from the teachers.
Mr. Rupani said, through the commitment and dedication of these Teachers, there has been a tremendous success in Praveshotsav and Gunotsav programs in government schools and now with the help of these teachers, the Chief Minister expressed his commitment to create a position that the children of the state will be well educated for writing-reading-calculation through the Mission Vidya campaign.
Mr. Rupani said that the State Government has allocated an amount of Rs. 27 Thousand Crore for Education. Briefing the details Mr. Rupani said that till 95-96 there were only 42 thousand schools in the state which has now increased to 60 Thousand and the number of students has also reached to 1 crore in the state. Literacy rate has increased 9% in 10 years.
Education Minister Mr. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama in his occasional speech briefed about the role of the teachers in educating a child.
Those who marked their presence included Minister of State for Education Department Smt. Vibhavriben Dave, Principal Secretary Education Smt. Anju Sharma, and State Project Director of Sharva Shiksha Abhiyan Smt. P. Bharti and other dignitaries.
In the end Secretary of Primary and Secondary Department Mr. Vinod Rao extended a vote of thanks.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat