The Rotary Club of Orchid City Shillong felicitated five teachers with the Nation Builder Award in an event celebrating Teachers Day and World Literacy Day on September 8.
The programme started with a welcome address by Rtd (Prof) Devesh Walia, President of the club, where-in he emphasised that there is a need to build the nation with the help of committed teachers who devote their life for the same. In the present era, to build a stronger nation is of utmost importance and NEP is trying to do so, he added.
The programme was followed by a speech from the chief guest of the programme BDR Tiwari, Commissioner and Secretary Department of Education, where he stated the importance of education and the gap between the teaching and requirements of the industries.
He said that education is such a field wherein the support and contribution of organisations is required for successful translation and implementation of various government initiatives.
Further, he stated that skill-based education will help eradicate illiteracy and is an important component of the National Education Policy 2020.
Rahul S. Chatterjee, the keynote speaker on world literacy day discussed the importance of the ability to think creatively so that we are able to work for growth and development of the nation.
The award is conferred at club’s level after a detailed evaluation process which involves the participation of students and the school principal. Achala Agrawala, Lady Keane Girl’s Higher Secondary School, June Kharkamni, St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, M.S. U. Mazumder, Islamia Secondary School and Puja B Das, Lumparing Vidyapith Secondary School and Prachi Gupta, KV NEHU were conferred with the Nation Builder Award.