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President Kovind felicitates winners of National Teachers’ Award

Newdelhi:5/9/19:President Ram Nath Kovind today gave away the National Teachers’ Award to 46 teachers in New Delhi. The award is given to meritorious teachers on Teachers Day to celebrate the unique contribution of teachers and to honour those teachers who have improved the quality of school education and enriched the lives of students.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kovind said, the foundation of character building is laid in schools and teachers are largely responsible for building the moral character of young minds.

The President asked the teachers to understand their fundamental responsibilities and said values like honesty, discipline and integrity are instilled in young minds by the teacher.

Mr Kovind said Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was not only a great philosopher, statesman, and writer but also an extraordinary teacher.

Our correspondent talked to some of the awardees who expressed happiness at receiving the award.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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