North East India is proud of these 9 teachers on Teachers’ Day!
TNT News | September 5, 2018
In what may be termed as a great achievement for the Northeast Indian region, 9 teachers from the Northeastern states have been conferred with the National Award for Teachers for the year 2017. Barring Meghalaya, teachers from all 8 states proved themselves eligible for the award.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu conferred the National Awards for 2017 on today at a function organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also interacted with the National Teachers' Awards receipients.
Sutapa Sur from Tripura, Sashanka Hazarika, from Darrang, Assam, Murugan, a mathematics and science teacher in Nagaland, Motilal Koirala, Mamta Awasthy and Karma Chomu Bhutia of Sikkim, Lutni Perm, Headmaster of a school in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, GS Zaithantluanga from Mizoram and Khangembam Indrakumar Singh from Manipur featured from the region.
Sikkim led the way by bagging 3 awards out of all states.
The award carries a citation, a silver medal and a cash prize of Rs 50,000.
It may be mentioned that the Ministry of Human Resource Development recently revised the guidelines for the selection of teachers for National Awards, 2017. Under the revised guidelines, all the regular teachers will be eligible to apply and they should have at least a minimum 15 years of work experience.
TNT- The Northeast Today pays due respects to each and every teacher all around the world this Teachers' Day and hope that more and more youth are enlightened in the years to come.