On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind would be conferring 47 teachers with highest teachers’ awards ‘National Teachers Award 2020’. Every year the ceremony is held physically but this year due to pandemic outbreak, the ceremony would be conducted virtually.
This year, the Education Ministry informed all the teachers who would be receiving the awards that the ceremony will be conducted virtually in view of the pandemic.
The notification also reads,“It’s been decided to distribute award certificates and silver medals to awardee teachers through the respective district collectors/district commissioners on September 5, 2020.”
This year due to the awards being given away virtually 33 teachers have written to the President of India saying, “We respect your decision of taking precautionary measures considering the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Sir, we all are happy to get your blessings and wishes on the 5th of September Teachers’ Day through a webinar. But, we want to receive the award from your kind hands. We place our humble request to your Excellency the award ceremony may happen in future after the situation becomes favourable.”
आज महामहिम राष्ट्रपति श्री रामनाथ कोविंद जी से शिष्टाचार भेंट की तथा उन्हें आगामी 5 सितंबर, 2020 को ‘शिक्षक – दिवस’के अवसर पर आयोजित होने वाले वर्चुअल-कार्यक्रम हेतु निमंत्रण दिया और ‘राष्ट्रीय शिक्षक पुरस्कार कार्यक्रम’ की रूपरेखा पर चर्चा की।@rashtrapatibhvn pic.twitter.com/VmYkxoPpr6
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) September 3, 2020