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September 13, 2019 Friday 03:19:09 PM IST

National Teachers Award 2018 Winners and How They Achieved it

Source : PIB

The National Teachers Award were conferred on 46 teachers across the country on September 5, 2019 by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India in the presence of Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Union Minister for Human Resources Development and Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for HRD.
Here is the list of award winners and what they did to achieve the award-
1). Haryana -Shri Rajesh Kumar Hindi TeacherGovernment Senior Secondary School, Mohanpur, Bawal, Distt Rewari, Haryana
Shri Rajesh Kumar has developed a Hindi room in the school and deployed innovative and activity based methods to teach the language. He has also significantly contributed to the enhancement of enrolment in the school. Shri Kumar has adopted two toilet blocks in the school, which he cleans himself, to demonstrate the importance of cleanliness to students. He has also mobilized the local community to improve school infrastructure.
2.)Himachal Pradesh -Shri Vikas Mahajan Principal Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
Shri Vikas Mahajan has taken many initiatives including renovation of the school building, mobilizing the alumni and community for making contributions to provide uniforms to the economically weaker students and for providing free coaching to aspirants for various entrance tests. He has also taken steps to increase enrolment in the school.
3) Jammu & Kashmir-Shri Gurnam Singh Master Government Upper Primary School Lahari, Barnoti, Distt Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir
Shri Gurnam Singh has focussed on all-round development of students. He has made personal efforts to arrange school bags, uniforms and track-suits for the poor students. It was through his efforts that a site for the construction of school building was donated. He sensitizes students on environmental conservation and has carried out  an extensive plantation programmes and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan activities. He has trained over 1000 teachers in various aspects of school management and teaching.

4). Punjab- Shri Amarjit Singh Science Master Government Senior Secondary School, Ranghrial, Budhlada, Mansa, Punjab
Shri Amarjit Singh has introduced the ICT and smart classroom concepts in several schools where he has worked,. Because of his efforts, the dropout rate and absenteeism have reduced significantly in his schools. He has authored books on environment and also developed e-content for primary classes. He has contributed in the setting up 4500 smart schools in Punjab.

5) Rajasthan- Dr. (Smt.) Kalpana Sharma,Principal Swami Vivekanand  Government Model School,  Banera, Bhilwara, Rajasthan
Dr (Smt.) Kalpana Sharma has mobilized the local community to donate land for the school. She has developed smart class rooms in the school. She has authored books on Biology for class XI of the Rajasthan State Education Board. She has been instrumental in developing a herbal, nutritional garden as well as facilities for waste management in the school.

6). Madhya Pradesh -Dr. Lalit Mehta Teacher Government Higher Secondary School of Excellence, Sagod Road, Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh
To enhance enrolment and reduce drop out rate, Dr Lalit Mehta has effectively used electronic media and through discussions with parents. He has developed ICT material in science which he made available on social media for free use by students. He has also organized science fairs. He is a resource person at the district level. 

7). Uttar Pradesh- Shri Ashutosh Anand Assistant Teacher Upper Primary School, Miyanganj, Dariyabad, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh 
Shri Ashutosh Anand teaches science through innovative and and easy to set up experiments.  He is a member of the SCERT team for writing text books, e-books and for e-content development. His articles have been published in journals.  He motivates students to take up social work and build community assets. 
8) Uttarakhand- Shri Ramesh Prasad Badoni ,Lecturer (Physics) Government Inter College,  Misraspatti, Sahaspur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Shri Ramesh Prasad Badoni  is a national-level ICT mentor for state schools and works closely with CIET (NCERT). He is a member and resource person for Bal Kalyan Parishad, Uttarakhand, which  looks after welfare and scientific development of kids from underprevileged backgrounds. He is also a resource person for activity-based learning and development of integrated labs.  

9). Delhi- Shri Devendra Kumar Vice Principal, Shaheed Bhai Bal Mukund Government Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Shankaracharya Marg, Zone Seven, North Delhi, Delhi 
Shri Devendra Kumar has promoted innovation in science education. He has written books to explain the basics of Physics. He has introduced ICT based innovations through different social media platforms, television and print media. He has created interactive software and low cost teaching aids for science. He has made efforts to motivate community to support their school through donation of educational material, infrastructure and services. He has conducted national integration camps.  
10). Daman & Diu- Shri Virendra Shantubhai Patel ,Incharge Head Master,Government Upper Primary School Bhimpore Ashramshala, Bhimpore, Nani Daman, Daman, Daman & Diu

Shri. Virendra Shantubhai Patel has taken the initiative to use e-content for teaching-learning activities. Every classroom in his school has internet facility. He has set up a School Nutrition Garden with the help of local villagers.  His school has been declared a model school for the region.

11). Goa-- Dr. (Smt.) R.C. Suvarna Fonseca Teacher Carmel Higher Secondary, Majorda, Nuvem, South Goa, Goa 
Dr. R. C. Suvarna Fonseca e Antao uses ICT based innovations and teaching and learning methods with hands on activities. She is a qualified homeopath and uses her medical skill to provide treatment to needy children. She has developed counselling techniques to help students manage time effectively and to develop positive life-skills. She leads the Red Cross unit in the school. She has made immense efforts to generate awareness on environment and health. 
12). Maharashtra -Dr. Amol Subhash Bagul Assistant Teacher Shri Samarth Vidya Mandir, Prashala  Sawedi, Ahmednagar,  Maharashtra
 Dr.  Amol Subhash Bagul has successfully mobilized funds for the procurement of ICT material and hardware for the school. He has prepared many educational videos. He has taken up several cocurricular activities in the school including NASA Kids club and Microsoft classrooms. He has developed innovative practices and methodologies for physical education programmes such as use of e-content for yoga and outdoor games. 
13). Andhra Pradesh- Shri  Battu Suresh Kumar Gazetted Head Master Gr. II Zilla Parishad High School, Nidamanuru ,Vijayawada Rural Mandal, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh Shri Battu Suresh Kumar has successfully mobilized the community for improving enrolment, school infrastructure and setting up of smart classrooms. He has contributed to the development of e-content at the state level and promoted the use of ICT for improving teaching-learning. He has encouraged teachers to participate in professional development programmes and updating their teaching methods with innovative pedagogic approaches. 
14). Telangana -Ms. Bendi Asha Rani School Assistant English Zilla Parishad High School Jeedimetla, Quthbullapur, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Telangana Ms. Bendi Asha Rani, has contributed to setting up smart classrooms in her school and for the development of e-content. She has developed innovative methods for teaching communicative English among teachers. She has authored three English textbooks. 
15). Karnataka -Shri Shashi Kumar B.S. Assistant Master Government High School Yelekyathanahalli, Nelamangala, Bangalore Rural, Karnataka Shri Shashikumar B.S. has developed school infrastructure through donations from NGOs and the community. He has set up smart classrooms and has developed e-content He is a State Resource Person for training teachers of science and computer science across the state. He contributes to radio programme and has developed teacher training modules. He has created a 'school wiki' for the benefit of students.

16) Karnataka -Shri Suresha Marakala Assistant Teacher Government High School, Besur,Somwarpet, Kodagu, Karnataka Shri. Suresh Marakala has developed innovative ways of teaching through a programme named „Jeevan Shikshan‟. He imparted Gandhiji‟s Basic Education concepts to the students through enjoyable activities. He has published Poems, Short-Stories and Articles in state level newspapers & journals. He teaches social science through activities including plumbing and mask-making.
17). Bihar -Shri  Pappu Harijan Head Master Upgraded Middle School Kulhariya, Aminpur, Amarpur, Banka, Bihar 
Shri Pappu Harijan has guided the school towards academic and co-curricular achievements in a sustained manner. He focuses on development of scientific temper among students. He has created interest in local cultural activities among students who in-turn have represented the state in national level cultural competitions. The co-curricular activities promoted by him include kitchen garden, sports, yoga and tree plantation. He has written and directed school plays. He arranges debates on socially important themes. He has engaged consistently with the community to increase enrolment and to reduce dropout rate, particularly of girl students.

18) Chhattisgarh- Smt. Seema Chaturvedi ,Head Mistress, Government Middle School Syahimudi , Katghora, Korba, Chhattisgarh 
Smt. Seema Chaturvedi has mobilized community support for the establishment of a computer lab and a smart class in the school. She has led the overall development of the school as a well regarded institution resulting in movement of students from private schools to the government school headed by her.

19).Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti -Shri  P. Rajesh Principal Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Udmari, Kalaigaon, Darrang, Assam

Shri Rajesh has strived to provide a joyful and energetic atmosphere in the school. He has developed e-content for the teaching of Economics at the higher secondary stage. He has actively organized seminars, workshops, and sports activities for the holistic development of children.

20) Tamil Nadu- Dr. M. Mansoor Ali B T Assistant Diamond Jubilee Higher Secondary School, Gobichettipalayam, Erode, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Mansoor Ali has been practicing innovative teaching through dramatics and adoption of joyful learning experiences. He has encouraged students to take up tree plantation on a large scale. He has made the school eco-friendly, clean and green.

21)Tamil Nadu -Shri  Selvakkannan R. Head Master Panchayat Union Primary School, K Paramathi, Karur, Tamil Nadu

Shri Selvakkannan has successfully mobilized the local community for improving school infrastructure including the setting up of smart classrooms. He transformed the school into a green campus and has developed a herbal garden. He has arranged for the teaching of yoga, music etc by making use of locally available experts in the field.

22) Kerala Shri  Mahesh Kumar M. P.D. Teacher Government Lower Primary School, Cheriyakkara, Kayyur, Nileshwar, Kasaragod, Kerala

Shri Kumar‟s constant efforts have led to a substantial increase in enrolment. By involving the local community, he has converted the school in to a place of joyful learning.  He has deployed a Mobile App „Know my child‟, for day to day interaction with parents on the progress made by the children. He himself drives the school bus gifted by the alumni.  

23) Puducherry- Shri  S. Sasikumar Primary School Teacher Pavendhar Bharathidhasan Government Primary School, Koonichampet, Villianur, Puducherry 
Shri Sasikumar has helped mobilize adequate funds to improve school infrastructure including smart classroom, library, playground, additional classrooms, dining hall, kitchen, audio visual hall, hand wash area and toilet blocks. His engagement with the local community has resulted in substantial increase in the enrolment. He has been instrumental in establishing a child-friendly Library for the primary level. He has been the brain behind establishment of an effective social audit system for the school.

24 ).Gujarat- Shri Anandkumar Babu Khalasi Head Teacher Primary School Bhagad, Gandevi, Navsari, Gujarat 
Concerted efforts by Shri Anand Kumar have resulted in increase in enrollment in the school. He has promoted sports and yoga among the students. He has created special text books for students so as to reduce the weight of the school bag. He has developed a school garden. He has introduced health cards for all children.  

25). Gujarat- Ms. Kanchan Khodabhai Pandya, Assistant Teacher ,Mamtamandir Vidyamandir Palanpur, Banaskantha, Gujarat

Smt Kanchanben K. Pandya is a teacher in a school for the hearing-impaired. She has built effective liaison with parents and the community to support the development of the children. She has guided students to achieve success, by encouraging their participation in various state-level events. She strives to make the teaching-learning process more interesting in the class through use of sports and other co-curricular activities.

26) Lakshadweep- Dr. Abdul Hakeem, Assistant Head Master ,Shaheed Jawan Muthukoya Memorial Govt Senior Secondary School, Amini, Lakshadweep 
Dr Abdul Hakeem has been involved in launching of e-class room, English living camp and happy reading and review initiatives. He has guided students for participating in National Science Congress. He has created an effective digital learning environment in his school.

27)Andaman & Nicobar Islands -Dr. Bency Joy Graduate Trained Teacher Government Middle School, Kinmai, Car Nicobar, Nicobar, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Dr. Bency Joy has been instrumental in developing a model for effective classroom which lays emphasis on integrating different aspects. He has established a Mathematics Club in the school. He has also inculcated among students the love of nature through Eco Clubs. Dr Joy is actively involved in the psychometric testing and psychological counselling program of students.

28). Atomic Energy Education Society, Deptt. Of Atomic Energy  Dr. A. Jebin Joel Post Graduate Teacher Atomic Energy Central School Four, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai (Suburban), Maharashtra 
Dr A Jebin Joel has developed several innovative and creative teaching aids. He has developed a QR Code for effective use of e-content in teaching and learning of Physics. He has published research papers on innovative teaching methods. E-content developed by him has been broadcast to a large number of schools.

29). Sainik Schools under M/O Defence -Shri  Bijay Kumar Pandey,PGT English Sainik School Ambikapur, Mendra Kalan, Ambikapur, Surguja, Chhattisgarh  
Shri Bijay Kumar Pandey has introduced innovative practices to impart English Language Communication skills in an enjoyable manner. He has also taken initiatives to streamline academic administration & curriculum management. He is a state level resource person for NDA-cum-career orientation. He has been a mentor for cleanliness programmes and has also organized health checkup camps for NCC cadets. 
30) CTSA Smt.   Reeta Bali TGT Central School for Tibetans, Herbertpur, Vikas Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 
Ms. Reeta Bali has consistently achieved 100% result during the last five years by making science learning joyful through the use of innovative techniques. She guided students to develop an app for those with hearing and speech impairment. She promotes teaching of Hindi language and organises an environmental Olympiad. She played a key role in developing a herbal garden in the school.

31) Arunachal Pradesh-Shri Toni Pertin Vice Principal,Government Higher Secondary School Dambuk, Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Shri Tony Pertin has successfully mobilized the local community for improving school infrastructure. He has developed a child-centric time table in the school. He has focused on improving school infrastructure, increasing enrollment, reduction of drop-out and betterment of school results. 
32). Assam- Smt.   Archana Barua Head Teacher ,1 No. Alubari Junior Basic School, Ward No-4, Margherita Town, Tinsukia, Assam 
Smt. Archana Barua has shown keen interest in creating a joyful environment in a remote habitation near the border. She has made effective use of activity based learning. She has promoted cleanliness drives, tree planting and medicinal garden in the school. She has actively involved the community to increase enrolment.  
33). Manipur- Shri Mutum Tombimacha Singh Primary Teacher,Tekcham Girls Upper Primary School, Tekcham Village, Thoubal, Manipur 
Shri Mutum Tombimacha Singh has mobilized community support for enhancing enrolment among girls in a remote and economically underprivileged location. He has taken special care to encourage children with special needs to be mainstreamed and to participate in national level sports competitions. He has effectively used mother nature as an ally in teaching. 
34 ).Sikkim --Dr. (Smt.) Hannah Yonzan Principal Government Senior Secondary School, Rangpo, Duga, East Sikkim, Sikkim 
As a Principal, Dr. Hannah Yonzan has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and has transformed the school into an abode of joyful learning. She has given special emphasis to developing the kindergarten classes through community support and by this, she successfully tackled the problem of dwindling enrollment. She has introduced One Teacher One Class, Child-centric pedagogy, printrich classrooms, child-friendly furniture, Star Student Award, Super Star Student Award, Super Mom Award. Sharing Day, Kindness Wall etc. She has introduced a concept “Conversation with the Principal” to encourage verbal ability and confidence among students.

35). Mizoram -Shri  Jayanta Nath Maji Head Master Government  High School Keifang, Thingsulthliah, Aizawl, Mizoram

Shri Maji has worked with dedication to improve the infrastructure in his school through community participation. He has been involved in establishment of a science laboratory, smart classrooms and a computer room. He has also laid emphasis on co-curricular activities 
36) Meghalaya -Smt.   Bakordor W. Bannett Principal Pariong Presbytery Higher Secondary School Pariong, Mawthadraishan, West Khasi Hills ,Meghalaya 
Ms Bannett has innovatively deployed effective teaching strategies, zero budget teaching learning materials, Rubrics, Formative Assessment etc. for improved learning outcomes. She has mobilized community support for improving school  infrastructure, arranging guest lectures, improving ICT/ Computer facilities and for financial assistance for needy students.

37) Odisha- Shri  Pabitra Mohan Dash ,Assistant Teacher ,Project Upper Primary School Khataluguda, Borigumma, Koraput, Odisha 
To improve enrollment and reduce drop out rate, Shri Pabitra Mohan Dash has successfully mobilized the local community to donate land for the school playground. Demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities, he developed computer lab, herbal garden, nutrition garden and rock garden for joyful learning of Maths, Science and Language. He has also introduced an innovative and interactive method to promote morality, truthfulness and kindness among students. 

38). Nagaland --Shri  Satyen Kumar Roy Teacher Mount Moriah  School Ungma, Ongpangkong, Mokokchung, Nagaland As a teacher for over 25 years, Shri Roy successfully developed positive attitude towards joyful learning of mathematics among students. His efforts have led to increase in the enrollment in the school. 

39). Tripura- Smt.   Anamika Deb Barma Head Mistress Bijoykumar Girls HS School, Agartala, Sadar, West Tripura, Tripura Smt. Anamika Deb Barma has been actively involved in enhancing enrolment. She has made effective usage of Teaching Learning Materials in classroom interactions. She has taken initiatives like “Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan”, admission fair, vocational classes, reading corner etc. 
40)West Bengal- Dr. Subhas Chandra Datta, Head Master Kanchannagar D N Das High School HS, Burdwan Municipality, Barddhaman, West Bengal
Dr. Datta resolved not only the long pending issue of an encroached playground, but also successfully renovated the school building and other infrastructure with the help of the community. He has published several research papers and articles on Education, Health, Environment & Food security.  His innovations include use of school building as a learning aid, birds‟ nests in the school banyan tree, biodiversity box etc. He has developed the concept of “Idea Board” to tap the creative spirit of the children.  

41) Jharkhand-- Smt.   Sandhya Pradhan ,Head Master In Charge, Oriya MS Adityapur, Adityapur, Gamharia, Saraikela-Kharsawan, Jharkhand  
Ms. Pradhan has developed books in Odia language with illustrations drawn by her own students and this has resulted in substantial increase in enrolment with a negligible drop out rate. She has made efforts to develop school infrastructure with all modern amenities. She has also developed a Terrace Garden in the school. She has effectively used the Peer Group Learning to enrich the classroom transactions to improve the learning outcomes.  
42). CBSE-- Smt.   Manju Rana Principal Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 
Smt. Manju Rana promotes creativity, environmental sensitivity and academic excellence among students. She believes in inculcating the spirit of lifelong learning with the use of innovative teaching learning practices through dedicated reading corners, use of technology, music in education and encouraging sports etc. She has taken several ecologically positive measures in school including rain water harvesting, vermi composting and waste paper recycling.  
43) CBSE- Smt.   Vineeta Garg PGT Computer Science SRDAV Public School, East Delhi, Delhi  
Smt. Vineeta Garg has prepared e-content like teaching videos, blogs, android apps, animation videos and interactive content. She has also designed audio visual books for students with special needs. Her low-cost innovative teaching aids and integration of performing arts especially music have made the learning joyful..Her “Robotics For All” campaign has helped to create interest in Science, Maths and Computers among young students including those with special needs or from underprivileged backgrounds.
44). Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan -Smt. Iyer Revathy Rajaram, PGT Kendriya Vidyalaya, MEG, Sivanchetty, Bengaluru, Karnataka 
Mrs. Iyer has developed e-content for teaching Hindi at the higher secondary stage. She was a key member in the development of Simple Teacher Friendly calendar for continuous and comprehensive evaluation. She is a convener for class X & XII Study Material and a Master trainer for class VI New textbook.

45). Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan -Smt. Remya Parameswar Iyer, PGT Biotechnology,Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara, Kamrup Metropolitan, Guwahati, Assam  
Smt. Iyer strives to ensure that every child must make progress imbibed with human values and skills necessary for 21st century. She developed a new and modern biotechnology lab in her school. Her input has been crucial in attracting children to take up the subject.
46). C.I.S.C.E. Smt.  Radhika Dalvie Principal Wisdom World School, Hadapsar, Kumar Picasso, Pune, Maharashtra 
As a principal, Smt Radhika Dalvie has been involved in establishing systems, building infrastructure and teacher training to provide holistic education to prepare global citizens out of her students. With emphasis on "value based education", her goal is to create sensitive, disciplined and responsible individuals. Significantly, she has also rescued and rehabilitated many abandoned children during the last 7 years and created a safe home for them