12 Sep :"A good teacher teaches well, but a better teacher imbibes humanistic values in the ward in such a way that they become the guideposts for a lifetime", said the President of India in her speech at the award function.
BITsians Towering above the Rest in India Today. The Principal of Birla Public School, Doha, A K Shrivastava received the coveted National Award from the President of India, Pratibha Singh Patil on Teacher’s Day.
Shrivastava has worked in prestigious schools at New Delhiwhich include Jindal Public School and Cambridge School and as Vice Principal in APJ School, Shaikh Sarai, New Delhi. Shrivastava also worked in Al Ghubra, Oman, as a Vice Principal before joining Birla Public School (BPS) in Doha as Principal in 2004.
From 1970 to 1972, Aditya Shrivastava was a student of Birla Institute of Technologyand Science (BITS), Pilani which in India today is one among the top ranking universities and obtained his MSc Physics.
After winning the award, in an exclusive message to his alma mater BITS Pilani, Aditya wrote "I in my ignorance may claim to have won the award, but reality is that I owe it to my parents and teachers and my Alma Mater. Whatever I am today it’s because of all of them. How can I forget my teachers from Pilani Prof. Ghule, Prof, Subramaniam, Prof S.K.Sharmaji, Mr. & Mrs.Shrivastava and Dr.Maheshwari from EEE Department, Prof. Jaseja, Prof. J.S.Verma and of course Shri.Shiv Yogi Tiwariji. I still quote them in my classes. They shaped my destiny. "
Aditya Shrivastava (Email firstname.lastname@example.org) who could remember the names of his teachers 36 years after graduating from BITS Pilani, is indeed Proud to be a BITSian and is bound to climb many more peaks in the years to come.