National Teacher Award 2023 to be awarded to outstanding teachers by the President of India

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The President of India Draupadi Murmu will confer the National Awards to Teachers 2023 to 75 teachers on September 5, 2023, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

An Overview of the News

  • The event is organized annually on 5th September, the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, which is celebrated as National Teachers' Day in India.

  • The objective of the National Teacher Awards is to acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary contribution of teachers to education and the positive impact they have on the lives of students.

Reward Benefits:

  • Each award includes a certificate of merit.

  • Cash prize of Rs. 50,000.

  • A silver medal.

  • Opportunity to interact with the Honorable Prime Minister.

Extent of Award Area:

  • The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education organizes this event to honor outstanding teachers.

  • This year the National Award to Teachers has been expanded to include the following teachers:

    • Higher Education Department

    • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Number of award winners:

  • A total of 75 teachers will be honored in 2023:

    • 50 school teachers

    • 13 Higher Education Teacher

    • 12 teachers from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

History of Teacher's Day in India:

  • In 1962, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan became the President of India.

  • His students approached him to celebrate 5 September as a special day.

  • Instead, Dr. Radhakrishnan proposed to celebrate this date as Teachers' Day.

  • Its objective was to recognize and honor the valuable contribution of teachers to society.

  • While the global World Teachers' Day falls on 5 October and is led by organizations like UNESCO, UNICEF, and ILO, India decided to celebrate it on 5 September.

  • Dr. Radhakrishnan's students accepted his suggestion and since then 5th September has been celebrated as Teacher's Day in India.

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