The Union Ministry of Education (MoE) will be conferring the National Teachers Awards 2021 today, September 5 to 44 selected teachers. The teachers will be awarded virtually this year by President Ram Nath Kovind, from 10:30 am.
Two teachers have been selected for the award from each state including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Bihar, and Tamil Nadu. This year nine of the awardees are women teachers.
Among the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools, two teachers will be awarded from Rajasthan’s Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Jhunjhunu, and from Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka, Delhi.
A teacher from Eklavya model residential school, Bastar, Chhattisgarh also has been selected for the award while one each from Sainik School, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Kerala.
The teachers are selected on the basis of several criteria. Only regular teachers and heads of schools are eligible for the award. Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras are not eligible.