New Delhi, Sep 5 (ANI): The country is celebrating teacher's day today commemorating the birthday of former President and eminent scholar Dr S Radhakhrishnan.
Around 300 teachers will be conferred with National Awards.
Vice President Hamid Ansari will give away the awards as President Pratibha Patil is currently on a two-nation tour of Russia and Tajikistan.
Meritorious teachers from primary and secondary stages are selected for the award for their contributions and are selected after a comprehensive screening process.
The 300 awardees include teachers nominated by state governments, the Central Board of Secondary Education, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, the Central Tibetan School Administration, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, the Novodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and the Sainik Schools.
Each award carries with it a certificate of merit, a cash award of Rs.25, 000/- and a Silver Medal. (ANI)