September 5th is celebrated as Teachers day in India, marking the birthday of the
second President of the country, Dr. SarvepalliRadhakrishnan, both a teacher and
a distinguished scholar of comparative religion and philosophy. Once venerated as
“gurus” and the sole repositories of knowledge, teachers today seem to have lost
this status, despite the fact that they are arguably the most important factor in
delivering quality education, especially in the elementary years of schooling.
No education system in the world has excelled without making a significant investment in building a cadre of quality teachers. As the Government of India (GoI) frames the New Education Policy (NEP), it will be critical to focus on teachers and teacher education to ensure quality education.
Keeping this view in mind, this year Scientific & Engineering Research Society (SERS)
announces ‘Teacher’s Spirit Award’ to rewardTeachers of schools/ colleges up to
12th standards torecognize outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers
to science education.
‘‘Teacher’s Spirit Award’celebrates the spirit of a Teacher.We are happy to invite
nomination by teachers or students for their teacher of any college for the ‘Teachers
Scientist Award’. It is a SERS initiative to award GURUs of today’s world.
‘Teacher’s Spirit Award’will bear CashuptoRs. 10,000 followed by a Medal, Certificate
of Honor and a Laptop.
‘Teacher’s Spirit Award’ will be state- wise and standard- wise. Each year each
state will award one award for each standard i.e. in any state like Gujarat there
will be one award for one teacher of each standard.