DHARAMSHALA, India: Mr Kesang T Bhutia, Principal of Central School for Tibetans, Kalimpong, has been recommended by the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) for the year 2010 National Award to Teachers.
Around 370 teachers across India will receive awards from the Indian President Pratibha Patil at a function scheduled to be held in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Teachers’ Day on 5 September 2011. Teachers’ day is celebrated in India on 5th September in honour of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, former president of India, a philosopher and a great teacher.
The award carries with it a certificate of merit, a cash award of Rs. 25,000 and a silver medal.
The National Award to Teachers, instituted in 1958 by the Government of India, is given every year to give recognition to meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools. Each Indian State, Union Territory and Organisation has an earmarked quota based on the number of teachers. The scheme also covers teachers of the schools affiliated to CBSE, ICSCE, Sainik Schools, KVS, NVS, CTSA and schools run by the Atomic Energy Education Society.
The Department of Education (DOE) congratulates Mr Kesang T Bhutia on receiving the prestigious national teacher award.