5 Sep : Governor Shri Rameshwar Thakur honoured teachers by presenting them Shrifal, Shawl and citation at a function organised at Ravindra Bhavan today on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. School Education Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis presided over the function.
On this occasion Shri Rameshwar Thakur said that the teacher is always a respected and revered person in Indian culture since ancient times. Therefore, respecting them is the responsibility of the whole society. Referring to his relationship with the famous thinker and educationist Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna, Shri Thakur said that an ideal teacher works with dedication towards himself and humanity. The Governor appreciated the efforts of the state government to revive the tradition of Guru-Shishya Parampara and appealed the teachers to mould the younger generation of character, culture and good manners. He stressed upon to completely banning commercialization and political interference in the field of education and said that special attention should be paid towards making education employment-oriented. The Governor felt the need to change the curriculum in accordance with the needs of the times and in tune with the future maintaining the rich traditions of the Indian culture.
School Education Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis spoke about importance of teachers in the society and country as well. She told the teachers to focus completely on the overall development of students. She informed on the occasion that the incentives being provided to the teachers at present who have been felicitated with the President and state-level awards will be incorporated in the recruitment rules. She also informed about the decision of the state government that it would provide three per cent subsidy to the teachers for construction of their own houses in rural areas and at the Nagar Panchayat level. Smt. Chitnis further informed that the teachers to be recruited on contract basis by the Vyavasayik Pariksha Mandal would now be paid better honorarium. Along with this, the directives issued by the state government with regard to the welfare and facilities of teachers would be implemented cent per cent within three months. Honouring the teachers on behalf of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Smt. Chitnis informed that in the next one year the process of promotion on all the posts in the School Education Department would be completed. She also extended the greetings and best wishes to the teachers who had given better examination results. Following the request made by the School Education Minister the Governor felicitated two teachers who had delivered an inspiring lecture in an academic symposium held recently.
Earlier, the Governor Shri Thakur and School Education Minister Smt. Chitnis garlanded the pictures of Goddess Saraswati and Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The Principal Secretary Shri Deepak Khandekar read out the letter written by late Abraham Lincoln, former President of United States of America to the teacher of his son. Commissioner Public Instructions Shri Ashok Varnawal presented the report of the school education department. On this occasion, Chairman M P Board of Secondary Education Shri Rakesh Bansal, Commissioner, Rajya Shiksha Kendra and large number of teachers were present besides the prominent citizens. The artists of Hindi feature film ‘Peepli Live’ presented folk songs.