Two from Sikkim receive National Teachers’ Award from Prez in online event

Gangtok, 05 Sept [IPR]: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Teachers' Awards to forty-four teachers from across the country on the occasion of Teachers' Day, in the National-level event organised in a virtual mode by the Ministry of Education, Government of India from New Delhi, today.

This year, two teachers from Sikkim namely Mingma Sherpa, Primary Teacher, Government Primary School Lum, North Sikkim and Prem Das Chhetri, PGT Physics, Sir Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School, Gangtok, have been selected for the prestigious National Teachers' Award have joined the event through video conferencing at NIC, Gangtok. The event was also joined by Additional Chief Secretary, Education Department, GP. Upadhayay, Secretary Anil Raj Rai along with a host of Officials of the Education Department.

On behalf of the President, the Award, Certificates and Medals were conferred to the awardees by the Additional Chief Secretary, Education Department, G.P. Upadhayay, today.

During the video conference, the President spoke in brief about the historical significance of Teacher’s Day and also mentioned the importance of the role of teachers in one's life. He congratulated the awardees and urged them to continue working for a better future. He asked them to adopt innovative ways of teaching according to the needs and demands of the changing time.

The Additional Chief Secretary congratulated the awardees on bringing honour to the State and the Nation. He mentioned that Sikkim has been consistent in achieving more than one award in this sector for the past few years and expressed his gratitude to the officers of the department for carefully selecting and recommending these awardees to the Ministry of Education.

A documentary film on each of the forty-four awardee teachers was also shown during the virtual award ceremony.

The awardees also assured that they would continue doing their work with utmost sincerity.

It may be mentioned here that the State-level Teachers' Day function has been postponed till further notice as Sikkim is currently observing three-day-long state mourning as a mark of respect to former Deputy Chief Minister of Sikkim, late P.T. Lucksom.