India is becoming an important global center of education and teachers have a big role to play in transforming educational institutions into a center of knowledge, said Basavaraj Patil Sedam, President of the Association of Human Resources, Agriculture and Culture of Kalyana Karnataka (KKHRACA).
He was addressing a rally after the inauguration of Teachers’ Day celebrations at Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya in Gita Nagar on the outskirts of the city on Monday. The program was jointly organized by the Zilla Panchayat and the Department of Public Instruction.
Mr Sedam said many universities flourished in ancient India including the famous Taxila and Nalanda. He said teachers have a vital role to play in bringing back that glory and making India a hub of knowledge.
The director of Prajapita Brahma Kumari Vishwa Vidyalaya, Rajyogini Vijaya, called on teachers to shift from viewing education as mere information centered on accumulated knowledge to education as critical awareness and self-reflexive awakening.
Primary school teachers Chandrakala Jaganath, Dattu Melkeri, Kasturi Bai Madiwala, Sangeeta Janthe, Raviteja, Shabbir Ahmed, Bannappa H.Jogi, Lakshman, Sridevi Sali, Sangeeta, Mallikarjun, Amrita Shirwal, Yellappa Batgera, Vijaykumar and Shivaraj Gond were conferred the district award for best graduate teacher.
Also, secondary school teachers Rajesh Nagoor, Vanishree, Basavant Reddy, Bheemrao, Aruna Desai, Nandkumar Tagadpur and Prahlad Kumar received the best teacher award.
Legislative Assembly Member Basavaraj Mattimod, Legislative Council Member Shashil G. Namoshi, Additional Public Instruction Commissioner (Kalaburagi Division) Garima Panwar, Zilla Panchayat Director General Girish Badole and City Corporation Commissioner Bhuvanesh Patil were present.