On September 5, President Droupadi Murmu will bestow 46 chosen awardees the National Awards to Teachers 2022 in recognition of their distinctive contributions to education, according to officials. Three teachers each from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, and Telangana were chosen from the list of candidates.
The recipients from these four states are Yudhveer, Virender Kumar, and Amit Kumar (from Himachal Pradesh); Harpreet Singh, Arun Kumar Garg, and Vandana Shahi (from Punjab); Shashikant Sambhajirao Kulthe, Somnath Waman Walke, and Kavita Sanghvi (from Maharashtra); and Kandala Ramaiah, TN Sridhar, and Sunitha Rao (Telangana), are the awardees from these four states.
Every year on September 5—Teachers Day—the Ministry of Education hosts a function at Vigyan Bhawan to bestow awards to the nation’s top teachers who have been chosen after a rigorous, transparent, and online three stage selection process.
According to a senior official, “The purpose of National Awards to Teachers is to celebrate the unique contribution of teachers in the country and to honour those teachers who through their commitment and industry have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students.”
The selected teachers are Pradeep Negi and Kaustubh Chandra Joshi (Uttarakhand), Sunita and Durga Ram Muwal (Rajasthan), Neeraj Saxena and Om Prakash Patidar (Madhya Pradesh), Saurabh Suman and Nishi Kumari (Bihar), G Ponsankari and Umesh TP (Karnataka), Mala Jigdal Dorjee and Sidharth Yonzone (Sikkim).
The other awardees include Anju Dahiya (Haryana), Rajni Sharma (Delhi), Seema Rani (Chandigarh), Maria Murena Miranda (Goa), Umesh Bharatbhai Vala (Gujarat), Mamta Ahar (Chhattisgarh), Iswar Chandra Nayak (Odhisha), Buddhadev Dutta (West Bengal), Javid Ahmed Rather (Jammu and Kashmir), Mohd Jabir (Ladkah), Khursheed Ahmad (Uttar Pradesh), Mimi Yhoshii (Nagaland), Nongmaithem Gautam Singh (Manipur), Gamchi Timre R Marak (Meghalaya), Santosh Nath (Tripura), Meenakshi Goswami (Assam), Shipra (Jharkhand), Ranjan Kumar Biswas (Andaman and Nicobar), Aravindaraja (Puducherry), Ramachandran (Tamil Nadu), Ravi Aruna (Andhra Pradesh).
“Among the selected teachers one is from CISCE board, two from Kendriya Vidyalayas, one each from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and Eklavya Residential School, while two teachers are from CBSE board,” the official said.