Rs. 110 crore allocated for infrastructure in government schools, says Minister

Honouring the noble profession of teaching, 23 teachers and school staff from the district were felicitated at a function organised to celebrate Teachers’ Day in Vizag on Wednesday.

“Indian tradition reveres the teacher as Guru on par with the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. This lays a great responsibility on teachers,” Minister for Tribal Affairs P. Balaraju said. Teachers have to help the students cope with the competitive world and make the best use of the facilities being provided by the government, he added.

The government was committed to ensuring that the teachers have no reason to complain, he said. The government was taking steps to fill up all the vacant teacher posts apart from ensuring that they get proper salary, he said.

The teachers have a great social responsibility as they lay the foundation of values in the future citizens of the country, the Minister said and congratulated the teachers on being selected for the awards. Other teachers should be inspired by the award and work to qualify for it, he added. Next year Teachers’ Day function would be held on the own premises of the Education Department, the Minister hoped.

The Education Department had allocated Rs. 110 crore towards development of infrastructure, including toilets and running water, in schools in the district, he added.

There was a need to promote the government schools and the district administration should take up a campaign before the next academic year to popularise the government schools, Visakhapatnam West MLA Malla Vijaya Prasad said. The infrastructure in the government schools should be improved to attract more students, he said.

Teachers should innovate to motivate the students towards learning the subjects, Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer D.V. Reddy said and cited the examples of government school teachers in the district who were using innovative methods to teach mathematics and grammar.

Collector V. Seshadri, District Education Officer Krishnaveni, project officer Rajiv Vidya Mission Vidyasagar Rao and other officials also spoke. The Minister and the Collector felicitated the award winning teachers.

Call to teachers

Each teacher should adopt a student lagging behind studies to achieve better results, Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana has said.

Participating in the Teachers’ Day celebration at GVMC, he recalled his days as lecturer and his association with teachers during his tenure as ITDA project officer. Ten retired teachers were felicitated on the occasion.

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