The management, staff and students of MES Indian School came together at a special assembly yesterday to fete principal A P Sasidharan, recipient of the Central Board of Secondary Education's Teacher Award 2010.
Sasidharan had received the award at a ceremony in New Delhi on September 4 from India's Human Resources Minister Kapil Sibal in the presence of Minister of State E Ahmed and CBSE
chairman Vineet Joshi.
School governing body general secretary A Shamsuddeen recalled with pride that of Sasidharan's 38 years of teaching experience, 25 years were with MES itself.
"This is a great honour for the school and Sasidharan himself," he said adding the award represents the dynamic academic leadership and landmark achievements by Sasidharan.
The exceptional results of the CBSE and Kerala Board Examination of 2011, the introduction of the CBSE-i curriculum which has expanded the school's global outreach and the evolution of MES Indian School as the world's largest Wi-Fi enabled e-learning campus, as per the records of the CBSE, have set the seal on the institution's success as a premier education provider.
"The CBSE Teacher Award 2011, is the culmination of all the whole hearted support, hard work and co-operation extended to me by the MES staff, faculty and students, through the years of my tenure. I look forward to MES reaching even greater heights of curricular and co-curricular achievements," Sasidharan said.
Teacher Sikkander Pasha welcomed the gathering. Vice principal and Girls Section head Hameeda Kadar presented a bouquet to the principal.
Vice principal and Boys Section head Aleyamma Mathew read out the citation. Shamsuddeen presented Sasidharan with a shawl. He also presented a memento on behalf of the staff secretaries.
Arabic department head Siraj Ahmed and head boy Soheb Salim offered felicitations. Head girl Aishwarya Shetty proposed a vote of thanks.