Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will interact with the winners of ‘National Awards to Teachers 2022’ at his residence at 4.30 pm on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
The purpose of the National Awards to Teachers is to celebrate and honour the unique contributions of some of the finest teachers in the country, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The National Awards to Teachers accords public recognition to meritorious teachers working in elementary and secondary schools.
As many as 45 teachers from across the country have been selected through a rigorous and transparent three-stage online process for the awards this year.
The prestigious awards will be presented by the President, Droupadi Murmu to the selected awardees on the occasion of Teachers’ Day today.
The teachers selected for the awards this year are from Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra and Telangana among other regions.
According to reports, the event is scheduled to held at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi and will be telecast live on Doordarshan and Swayam Prabha Channels of the education ministry.
It may be noted that the ministry of education has been organizing a function at the Vigyan Bhawan on September 5 every year to confer the awards to the best teachers of the country.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated across the country in memory of former President Dr. S Radhakrishnan, a philosopher-author and India’s second President who was born on this day in 1888. He is remembered for his contributions to the field of education.
The tradition of celebrating Teachers’ Day began in 1962 to honour the former President and teachers all over the country.