The Education Minister, Punjab, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema here today honoured 2 academicians with Lifetime Achievement Award, 34 teachers with State Award, 33 teachers/education Officers/employees with commendation letters.
The state level function to mark the ‘Teachers Day’ held today at CGC Landran was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Punjabi Suba. On the occasion, Sister Mirabel and Principal Swaran Singh were honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards which were awarded for the first time. They were also presented with an amount of Rs. 1 lakh each, a medal, a shawl and a commendation certificate.
The state awardees were presented with the increased amount of Rs. 25,000 each which earlier stood at Rs. 10,000.
The state awardee 34 teachers were also honoured with a medal, shawl and a commendation certificate. These teachers would also get an extension in service for the period of one year. Besides this, another 33 Teachers/Education Officers/Employees were awarded a shawl and a commendation certificate.
The State level function commenced with Saraswati Vandana. After this, Chief Guest Daljit Singh Cheema paid homage to Former Presidents Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.
The function reached its pinnacle when before the presentation ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award, a documentary showcased the yeoman’s contribution to the field of education rendered by the 2 awardees Sister Mirabel and Principal Swaran Singh. The whole hall resonated with a thunderous applause for quite a few minutes. The awardees were then seated on the dais where they were felicitated by Dr. Cheema.
Earlier, before beginning the award ceremony Cheema while addressing the teachers said that the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award has been started for the first time to honour those who have devoted their entire life spans to serve the cause of education.
Cheema also congratulated the teaching community on behalf of Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal and also remembered the former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan whose birthday every year is celebrated as the ‘Teachers Day’. He also exhorted the teaching community to take pledge for making Punjab No. 1 in academic sphere.
He said that after infrastructure, now the target is to make Punjab topmost state academically. Before this, Principal Secretary Mr. G.Vajralingam and Director General School Education Mr. Pradeep Agarwal also stressed on the value of education and teachers. Mr. Pradeep Agarwal also read out the messages of the Prime Minister of the country.
On this occasion, the Chairman of C.G.C. Landran Mr. Satnam Singh Sandhu addressed the gathering and welcomed Dr. Cheema and all the other guests. DPI (Secondary Education) Mr. Balbir Singh Dhol presented the vote of thanks. During the occasion, DPI (Elementary Education) Mrs. Pankaj Sharma and Director Administration Mrs. Gurpreet Kaur Dhaliwal read out the commendation letters of the teachers. The programme was anchored by Lecturer Rupinder Kaur Grewal.
On the occasion, students of Government Senior Secondary School Nurpur Bedi presented qawali, students of Bhutto school and Ropar school girls showcased their talent in Bhangra with choreography by CGC Landran students acting as the icing on the cake. The function culminated with national anthem by NCC cadet of CGC Landran.