National Teachers Award 2020 Manish Sisodia congratulates Delhi Teachers Team on being chosen for CBSE awards. Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia congratulated the team of teachers from Delhi on being chosen CBSE Teachers Awards 2020. This time a diverse range of teachers has been chosen from the National Capital Region. Listed below are the efforts and achievements of a few winners.
The teachers have been rewarded for many different teaching approaches used by them. They range from creating a smart classroom by gathering personal resources to working to break taboos around menstruation. There are 12 awardees from Delhi which include three from government schools and one from a North MCD school.
Balwan Singh Said:
Balwan Singh, one of the awardees, is a teacher at North MCD School in Bankner. One of his biggest achievements this year has been creating a smart classroom in his school. His school was a little short in resources compared to other MCD schools. He said while talking to reporters, “My children study used to in a private school.
On seeing smart classrooms there, I felt even my students deserve it. I collected Rs 5,000 from the principal and senior teachers and arranged a large donation from a jewellery business in Chandni Chowk. Acquaintances offered to do the installation work of the projector and whiteboard for free, and we managed to get the system installed in 2017. It is now used as a common classroom; the interests of children in subjects like math have really increased.”
Arti Qanungo said:
Arti Qanungo has won in the Government school category and teaches English at a girls’ school in Shakarpur. Her achievement was to spread awareness of menstrual health. She informed about her efforts saying, “It began with conversations with my students, but later I felt the need to extend this to the community. Through my students, I’m able to connect with people living in nearby areas and speak to both men and women.”
Seema Pandey Said:
Another awardee, Seema Pandey is an artist taking art classes at Ramjas School Pusa Road. Using a different approach she tried to integrate her subject with other subjects. She explained it by saying, “I talk to teachers of mainstream subjects and think of what activities can be introduced. Before the students learnt about concave and convex mirrors, we had an activity in which students did concave and convex portraits with spoons. I don’t think they’ll ever forget the subject. I had introduced them to the Bengal school of art when they learn about the nationalist movement.”