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Punjab State awards for 74 teachers, officials

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 5

School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Saturday conferred state awards on 74 teachers and officials at a function held at the auditorium of Thapar Institute, Patiala. He also paid respects to the former President, scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna awardee, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on this day in 1888. The Cabinet Minister awarded certificates to four Patiala teachers. As many as 70 teachers were given awards through video-conferencing.

Singla, while lauding the efforts of teachers and staff of the Education Department, said teachers were the biggest contributors to the development of any country and on Teacher's Day, he paid respects to the fraternity.

The minister added that government schoolteachers had been working tirelessly to raise the standards of education in the state. With their efforts, the quality of education and infrastructure had improved.

"Punjab has registered 15 per cent growth in enrolments. Around 45 per cent of the government schools in the state have been developed as smart schools," the minister said. Secretary, School Education, Krishan Kumar thanked the teachers for their commendable job during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cancellation of NEP sought

  • Teachers' fraternity under the banner of Democratic Teachers' Front expressed concern over the New Education Policy (NEP) during an event in Bathinda on Saturday
  • Union head Jaspal Bangi said, "The New Education Policy will promote privatisation and centralisation of education sector"
  • The union alleged regional languages would be threatened and the duration of job-oriented academic courses would be increased, and demanded cancellation of the policy

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