The number of teachers’ awards has increased from 103 to 122, says Deputy CM of Delhi – Times of India

NEW DELHI: On the eve of Teachers’ Day, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and state Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said the number of teacher awards has been increased from 103 to 122 this year.

“This year’s Teacher Award will be special. We have made some changes to the award criteria. Previously, awards were given only on the basis of academic performance. We have increased the number of awards from 103 to 122,” the Deputy CM said.



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“Previously, only teachers who taught for 15 years were eligible for the award. We reduced it to three years. Also, there was a ban that only four teachers could apply from the school we removed this year.” Sisodia. “It was also decided that, for the award, the main criteria would be the significant work done by teachers during the Kovid epidemic,” Sisodia said.


“This year, we have received 1,108 applications for the award. 122 awardees will be honored at a glittering ceremony tomorrow,” he added.

Sisodia further announced that this year the state government has introduced two ‘Face of Doi (Department of Education)’ awards for doing any significant work for teachers, not only in education, but in contribution, which has been improving in the field of education.

Delhi’s education minister has praised two teachers who have received the ‘Face of Doi’ award, Raj Kumar and Sumon Aurora.


“Raj Kumar has been in the Guinness Book of Records for playing the sitar for more than 322 hours. IITian Sumon Aurora took the initiative to teach students separately for competitive exams,” Sisodia told reporters.

He said, “Two students taught by Sumon Aurora have passed JEE Mains and five students have passed JEE Advance last year. She has reserved a portion of her salary for needy students preparing for competitive exams.”

Later, the minister tweeted that “teachers will also be rewarded for helping out of duty during the Kovid crisis. 122 teachers in 13 departments like HOS, special education, sports, librarians, mentors will be rewarded. RPVV, EVGC, Misc, guest teachers , MCD, Face of DoE, etc. ”


Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on 5th September every year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. He was a renowned scholar, recipient of Bharat Ratna, first vice-president and second president of independent India. He was born on September 5, 1888.

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