English Language Teacher Wins National Award for Implementing Joyful Learning
Pramod Kumar Shukla, English Lecturer at Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS), Karpawand, Bastar, Chattisgarh, has won the National Teachers Award 2021along with 43 others. The winners were selected after a rigorous 3-stage online selection process.
Mr Shukla's teaching of English is through joyful learing techniques such as Free Drama Day, 'Padhai Tunhar Para' and Vocabulary Rocket to make learning stimulating and experiential based. You Tube channels, Cable TV were effectively used to ensure that learning was undirupted during Covid-19 pandemic.
The EMRS comes under Ministry of Tribal Affairs and currently 632 EMRS has been approved by the ministry while presently 367 such schools with a total strength of 85700 students is functioning across the country .Sh. Arjun Munda, Minister of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), on his achievement shared, “It is a proud moment for EMRS. This achievement will motivate the entire EMRS teaching fraternity to showcase their excellence in the education field and uplift the standard of quality education provided to tribal students.” The award is a result of concerted efforts put in by the Ministry to work for the cause of improvement in quality of education for tribal students.
Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta and Sh. Bishweswar Tudu, Ministers of State for Tribal Affairs congratulated Sh. Pramod Shukla and entire fraternity of EMRS teachers and said that such achievements would motivate other teachers to give their best for promoting education in remote tribal areas. Award is a recognition for all the EMRS teachers and principals working for raising the quality education standards for tribal students.