The Central Board of Secondary Education honoured 15 mentors and 32 teachers from across the country on Tuesday for their innovation and contribution in the field of education. Introduced for the first time, the mentor award is being given for efforts to promote Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
Meanwhile, three Delhi teachers are on the list of educators who will be honoured by the President on Teachers' Day on Wednesday and receive the 'National Award to Teachers 2011'. The award has been instituted by the ministry for human resource development, which includes a certificate of merit, cash award of Rs 25,000 and a silver medal.
The three teachers who will receive the national award from the President are principal of Bal Bharti School, Ganga Ram Road, LV Sehgal, principal of DPS RK Puram, D R Saini and principal of DAV Public School, Shrestha Vihar, Premlata Garg. "We should all strive to create an environment to improve the teacher-student relationship," said Sehgal.
At CBSE, this was the first batch to receive the newly-constituted award. The 15 mentors were identified by CBSE to help schools implement CCE effectively. "The mentor awards were established to recognize efforts of a few principals selected as mentors to incorporate best practices developed by schools and bring together successes created in CCE adoption," said chairman of CBSE, Vineet Joshi. The awards were given away by MoS for human resource development, D Purandeswari.
Pallavi Sharma, principal of Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School, Vikaspuri, one of the 15 mentors, spoke about challenges of CCE and right to education. "During implementation of CCE, we faced resistance from parents and students. Also. teachers had to be trained on methods that were not in practice so far," said Sharma.