Urging teachers to mobilise the community and make them an integral part of school development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday exhorted them to work towards bringing out the inherent strength of students, especially those from poor and rural background.
He also encouraged the teachers to digitally transform their schools and its neighbourhood.
The prime minister stated it while interacting with the awardees of National Teachers’ Awards, 2017, on the eve of Teachers’ Day.
Also, present on the occasion was Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar.
Congratulating the awardees for their efforts towards improving the quality of education in the country, the prime minister commended their dedication towards education and for making it their life mantra.
Stating that a teacher remains a teacher throughout life, the Prime Minister said the educators should work towards removing the disconnect between the teachers and students so that teachers are remembered by the students throughout their life.
The awardees narrated to Prime Minister Modi their stories in transforming their schools into centres of learning and excellence.
The awardee teachers also thanked the Prime Minister for the new online nomination process and for schemes like Digital India, which is bringing a big qualitative change in school education throughout the country.
Ministry of Human Resource Development had revised the guidelines this year for the selection of Teachers for National Awards.
The new scheme envisages self-nomination and was inspired by recent innovations in major national awards. The scheme is transparent, fair, and rewards demonstrated excellence and performance¸ an official communiqué said.