Staff reporter

Teachers of three high schools and 13 upper primary schools felicitated

VIJAYAWADA: Teachers working in the schools run by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation were asked to encourage studious children and ensure that they performed well in public examinations.

Participating in the Teachers’ Day celebrations at Tummalapallivari Kshetrayya Kalakshetram on Wednesday, Municipal Commissioner Natarajan Gulzar wanted teachers to strengthen the fundamentals of students in elementary and upper primary schools to improve results at the high school level. Teaching was the noblest of all professions and the future of the students and the country was in the hands of teachers, he observed.

Teachers of three high schools and 13 upper primary schools that achieved the best pass percentage were felicitated on the occasion.

The Commissioner and VMC education committee chairperson T. D. V. Nagalaskhmi felicitated teachers of Gandhiji Municipal High School, AKTPM high school and MAIC Urdu high school for achieving highest pass percentage.

Additional Commissioner G.P. Neelakantham, Congress floor leader Kunuku Rajasekhar and Ms. Nagalakshmi spoke. Corporators M. Ratna Bindu, Afreena Sultana, Veeramachineni Lalitha and Ummadisetti Bahadur were on the dais.

Teachers’ Day celebrations were organised at Montessori auditorium by Montessori Mahila College of Education and Lions Club of Vijayawada Vision, where Acharya Nagarjuna University Vice-Chancellor V. Balamohandas, Registrar K.V. Rao,

Montessori College Committee president V.V. Krishna Rao and Montessori Educational Institutions director V. Koteswaramma were felicitated. MLC Ch. Vara Prasad participated as chief guest.

Several other colleges and schools, including Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala, Nalanda Vidya Niketan and Bhashyam Public School, organised Teachers’ Day celebrations.

Machilipatnam: Krishna district Collector Navin Mittal has asked teachers of government schools to strive hard to get 100 per cent pass in the SSC public examination to be conducted in 2008 and place Krishna district at top position in the State.

1st position

Participating as chief guest at the celebrations, he said the district should secure first position in primary education this year. It secured ninth place in SSC public examinations of 2006-07.

Mr. Mittal complimented 44 head masters for achieving 91.15 per cent result in SSC public examinations conducted this year in Krishna district.

Krishna ZP chairperson Kukkala Nageswara Rao said the ZP had provided Rs.1.5 crores last year for infrastructure in schools in the district, and this year it would provide Rs. 2crores for further improvement of facilities in ZP schools.

Mr. Mittal handed over Rs. 75,000 as cash awards to 9 students who secured highest marks in the district in SSC examinations conducted this year.

K. Rajagopalarao (Nandigama), N. Dominick (Agripalli), E. Rajasekhar(Gudlavalleru), K. Kamalarkar Rao (Visannapeta), G. Jacob (Rachapatnam), A. Hemachand (Punadipadu), Yuvarani (Penamuluru), G. Venkata Rao (Vijayawada), B. Ravi (Mopidevi), M.N.L. Sastri (Machilipatnam) and B. Venkateswara Rao (Vijayawada ) were felicitated as best teachers for the year.

District Education Officer D.V. Krishna Vinayak welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries.