At least 49 teachers from across the country have been conferred with the National Teacher’s Day Award 2020 by the Indian president Ramnath Kovind. The award is given to teachers for their innovative ways of teaching. 18 teachers who received the award were women.
President lauded the transition to technology-driven teaching when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted the traditional classroom.
Chemmalar Shanmugam, the headmistress of Bengaluru Kendriya Vidyalaya, received the award for her versatile methods of teaching English Language and for raising awareness on social issues.
Snehil Pandey, the teacher of UP's PS Soharamau, transformed her school with innovative and joyful learning activities and stressed equality.
Padma Priya Vummaji, Government Nehru Memorial High School Hyderabad, taught Maths in a fun way.
Archana Gurung, Government Senior Secondary School principal, introduced the system of taking attendance five times a day and introduced steps for safe and joyful learning.
Sudha Painuli from Dehradun creates programmes in order to inculcate the love of learning amongst tribal children through innovative concepts like theatre education, youth parliaments, and environmental awareness.
Roohi Sultana is lauded for her teaching process during difficult times, by introducing children-friendly resources for enhancing literacy and numeracy and has strived for the inclusion of children with special needs.