UT Admn. to honour 12 teachers on Teacher's Day

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Chandigarh, Sep 2 (UNI) The Chandigarh Administration will honour eight teachers with the state award and equal number of them with commendation certificates at a state level function on the occasion of Teacher's Day.

The awardees include 4 rural and 4 urban teachers one each from senior secondary, high school, Middle School and primary school categories. One award will be given to the teachers working in the State Institute of Education.

The state award consists of a citation, silver medal and a cash award of Rs 10,000 while the commendation certificate consists of a citation and cash award of Rs 1,000, Education Secretary Sanjay Kumar said.

This will encourage the teaching fraternity for rendering excellent and quality education in the schools, added Mr Kumar.

The Awards have been instituted for each category of teachers including principals and headmasters of both rural and urban schools.

NGOs which are active in the field of education and welfare of children would also be honoured. All the national and State Awardees of earlier years including the retired teachers would also be honored.

This year, a separate state award has been instituted for the teachers of State Institute of Education for imparting crucial in-service training to teachers.

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