50 teachers bag Brainfeed awards
Fifty teachers out of the 500 applicants from across the country bagged the Acharya Devo Bhava award 2017 at a function held in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Hyderabad: Fifty teachers out of the 500 applicants from across the country bagged the Acharya Devo Bhava award 2017 at a function held in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Brainfeed magazine, headquartered in Hyderabad in association with Society for Promotion of Academic Excellence in Schools (SPAES) constituted the awards in 2014.
Speaking on the occasion, Telangana legislative assembly speaker S Madhusudhana Chary said that it was Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country who termed big projects as temples of modern India but he felt that the schools that nurture the future leaders are true modern temples.
Dr Chukka Ramaiah, educationist and president SPAES said that the awards were constituted to recognise the services rendered by teachers and to attract teachers to the profession at a time when the youth is moving towards IT and ITeS sector. He also said that the government needs to rethink its policy and not recruit teachers but select teachers. The word ‘recruitment’ itself is anathema.
For the 50 teachers who landed in the city from across the country and the two Telugu speaking states it was a day of celebration and exchange of ideas.
The Rs 1 lakh cash prize winner, Nita Arora, principal, Sri Venkateshwara International School, New Delhi said, “I am elated and grateful to my teachers who instilled a sense of pride and confidence. Today, if I am considered as good orator it is because of them.” It may be noted that the awards were given based on several parameters including an extempore speech.
This year 17 teachers were felicitated.
The first prize money was Rs 1 lakh followed by Rs 50,000 each for two teachers, Rs 25,000 for four teachers and Rs 10,000 each for ten teachers. K V Brahmam, chief editor, Brainfeed magazine said that the magazine has always since its inception in 2013 endeavoured to bring all the stake holders onto a single stage to discuss on contemporary issues.
The remaining teachers were given separate awards as a token of appreciation.Chief patron C Rajendra Prasad, executive chairman, CCL Products (India) Ltd said that corporate world should lend a hand to the development of education. Swamy Bodhamayananda, director, Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Mutt said that India sends 108 satellites into space but it is hard for a man to cross a road. There is this paradox.
India is excelling in engineering and technology but lagging behind in human excellence. There is too much animosity, jealousy and hatred among youth. School teachers should give more importance in nurturing good human beings and must get away from the ‘complete the syllabus’ syndrome. ‘Content is more important than the container.’ he quipped.