On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, conferred National Awards on 47 teachers from across the country. The award ceremony was held virtually due to Corona pandemic. The President in his speech congratulated the winners of the award and appreciated the steps taken by the teachers in order to improve school education qualitatively.
President Kovind said that our teachers are taking the help of this technology to reach out to the children. Applauding the skills of teachers in shifting to this new technology driven teaching, he said that it is important for all teachers “to upgrade and update” their skills in the field of digital technology so as to make education more effective and also make the students conversant with the new techniques.
Kovind said the online education system has made it obligatory for the parents to join hands with the teachers and encourage children to evoke interest in new fields of learning. Pointing out at the digital divide, he also emphasized that steps should be taken so that children from tribal and far-flung areas are also benefitted.
Over National Education Policy, President Kovind opined that the newly introduced policy is an endeavour to prepare our children for future needs and has been designed after considering the opinion of various stakeholders
The Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank delivered the welcome address.
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— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) September 5, 2020