Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat today said it is time to take adequate measures for bringing qualitative improvement in education.
Though there is a quantum jump in literacy rate but providing quality education remains a major challenge, said Devvrat.
Governors point of view on education system
- Addressing the state-level Teachers' Day function at the Raj Bhawan, the government mentioned the need to educate the teaching community about child psychology to make the teaching-learning process effective. The governor also awarded 10 teachers in the event.
- The teachers need to work with honesty and dedication and said they should become a role model for the students, said Devvrat
- Since ancient times India has been known for its education and students from around the world visit the country to gain knowledge.
- He said "gurus" (teachers) were considered as nation builders and was respected highly in the society. The basic purpose of education should be the welfare of society at large
CM's point of view on education system
- "Teachers who willingly want to work in remote and tribal areas should also be awarded and, if need be, the number of state-level awards could be increased," said Chief Minister.
- He said that "the teachers who received the awards today got it due to their hard-work and dedication and need appreciation"
Himachal Pradesh is a second state after Kerala with 88 per cent literacy rate because of the hard work and dedication of the teachers, said CM
The Chief Minister said "the government is keen to provide quality education to the children near to their homes and 1,010 schools were either upgraded or opened mostly in far flung areas to facilitate the education of girl child."
He also said the government is providing Rs 75,000 every student from the state who qualify admissions in the IITs, the IIMs and AIIMS.
Dr Chandreshwar Sharma, Kashmir Singh, Ram Pal, Sandesh Sharma, the four National Award Winners teachers for this year were also honoured on the occasion.