Special Correspondent

KURNOOL: Chairman of Legislative Council Chakrapani Yadav honoured veteran teachers Ayyanna and Sarma at a function in connection with Teachers’ Day here on Wednesday. Ayyanna taught Mr. Chakrapani and mayor Raghurami Reddy at school.

Addressing the meeting Mr. Chakrapani said teacher’ s job was a noble profession in society. Of all professions, teachers commanded the highest respect in society even today. He called upon teachers to work with missionary zeal to improve literacy rate in Kurnool district, which topped among the districts with highest illiteracy and child labour. He said many philanthropists were willing to donate large amounts if good work was turned out. He complimented Collector M. Dana Kishore for his Vidyanidhi scheme, which funded the education of meritorious students in corporate colleges.

Mr. Raghurami Reddy said his teacher had played a great role in his life after education. The inspiration and encouragement from one of his teachers motivated him to join politics. MLA M.A. Gafoor said strong educational foundation was important at school level. The government should consider investment in education and health as creation of capital assets.

Collector Dana Kishore said improving the literacy levels in the district was the onerous task on the shoulders of teachers and administration in Kurnool.

Despite the best staff, Kurnool stood second from the bottom in literacy in the state. He wanted teachers to counsel the parents of the children to improve enrolment.

A total of 92 teachers were honoured along with veteran teachers at the function.

Role play

Teachers’ Day was celebrated with all enthusiasm and reverence for veteran teachers at Ravindra High School in Madhavi Nagar here on Wednesday. Veteran Mathematics teacher Lakshmana Murthy was felicitated on the occasion. Children played the role of teachers in the school.