Udupi: The district administration and the G Shanker Family Trust jointly organised a district-level Teachers’ Day at the Shyamili auditorium here, on September 5.
The programme began with an invocation. DDPI Divakar Shetty welcomed the gathering. The district minister-in-charge and state Urban Development minister, Vinay Kumar Sorake, inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp. Later, he offered floral tributes to the portrait of Dr Sarvapalli Radhkrishnan.
In his inaugural message, Sorake said that teachers mould students to become better and civilized citizens. A teacher plays a prominent role in shaping the career and life of students. Teaching is a noble profession and it is also a service of giving knowledge to students and developing them into good humans. Udupi District has had the distinction of securing first place among the districts in Karnataka in SSLC examination, second place in PUC, second place in CET, eighth rank in IAS and first place in Aksharadasoha. The selfless service of the teachers in educating young minds of the district has made us proud. The government has initiated efficient measures to improve the education system, he said.
Twenty teachers were honoured with the Best Teacher District Award for 2015. 24 teachers were honoured with the Sadhaka Sikshaka award 2015 on this occasion.
Best Teacher award – Government and Aided Schools
Primary Section: Ravindra Hegde (Assistant teacher Government Primary School Nellikatte Mudradi Karkala), Rathi Y (Assistant teacher Government Model Higher Primary School Hejamadi), Vedavathi (Assistant teacher Sri Dharmasthala Model Higher Primary School Mayadi Byndoor), Ashok Thekkatte (Assistant Teacher Government Higher Primary School Heskatthur Kundapur), H Sakharam (Assistant teacher B B Hegde Aided Higher Primary School Keelanje).
High School Section: Kiran Hegde (Assistant teacher Government High School Kavadi), Prabhakar Mithyantha (Vice-principal, Government Pre-university College Koteshwar), Dr Kishore Kumar Shetty (Assistant teacher Government High School Hakladi), B Gunaka Shetty (Assistant teacher U Kamalabai High School Kadiyali), Prakash Naik (Assistant teacher Government Pre University College Byndoor).
Primary Section: Jayasheela Kamath (HM, Venkataramana Hr Pri School Kundapur), Sandhya Hegde (HM R V Hr Pri School Tenkanidiyoor), Gajanan Bhat (HM Prakrathi Education Kanthavara), Shakeela (Asst Teacher, Shubhada Hr Pri School Kirimanjeshwara), T Geetha Shetty (HM NG Hr Pri School Malpe)
High School Section: Jyothi Mayya ( Asst Teacher Sandipan High School Kambadakone), Aparna Achar (Asst Teacher Amritha Bharath Vidyalaya Hebri), Fr Mahesh D’Souza (HM Milagres Eng Med School Kallianpur), Geetha Devi (Asst Teacher VKR Memorial High School Kundapur), Prabhakar Shetty (PET DT Hr Primary School Uliyaragoli)
Udupi MLA Pramod Madhwaraj presided over the function. G Shanker Family trust president Nadoja Dr G Shanker delivered the introductory remarks. Udupi Zilla Panchayat president Savitha Kotian, ZP member Ida Gibba D’Souza, CMC Commissioner Manjuathayya, ZP CEO M Kanagavalli, TP president Sunitha Naik and others were present.