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Recognised: Primary school teachers who were conferred district-level awards at a Teachers’ Day function in Bellary on Saturday.
Recognised: Primary school teachers who were conferred district-level awards at a Teachers’ Day function in Bellary on Saturday.

Staff Correspondent

Teachers congratulated for improving literacy rates

13 teachers conferred awards in recognition of service

Good teaching instrumental in human resource development, says Deputy Commissioner

BELLARY: Speakers at the Teachers’ Day celebrations here on Saturday shared a common view: teachers had a pivotal role in helping the students to become an asset to the nation and increasing female literacy in the district.

President of the Chitradurga Zilla Panchayat Mohammed Rafique, who inaugurated the function, complimented the teachers for their efforts in improving the district’s literacy rates. The district, now ranked 15th in the State, is up several notches from the 29th position, in the Human Resource Index of the State. He appealed to them to put in more effort to further improve the situation.

He also underlined the need for the teachers to impart education to all, especially females, and improve the female literacy rate which currently stood at 36 per cent in the district.

Guru

N. Rudragouda, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Education and Health, said that after parents, it is the guru (teacher) who is instrumental in moulding a child’s life and underlined the need for teachers to maintain a standard not only to ensure that their position is respected but also as role model for others, especially students.

B. Shivappa, Deputy Commissioner, said that education had been accorded top priority as it helped the development of the human resource.

Considering the importance of the sector, teachers should strive hard to discharge their duties and yield positive results, “A government employee’s mistake in other department may not have a major impact, but a teacher, not discharging his/her duties for one year, will have a direct bearing on a whole generation,” he observed.

Thirteen teachers from various government schools – eight from the primary section (Anjani, (Mundargi), K.M. Rajashekariah (Kallukhamba), N.D. Rekha (Hadagali), Mallaiah Rudraiah (Chennapur), Y. Swami, (Banavikallu), B.Sharnappa (Kalingeri) and Veeresh Shetty (Harekallu) and five from the high school section (T.P. Veerendra (Meerakoranahalli), Basavaraj (Banad, T.B. Dam), M.S. Kalgudi (Tambralli), L. Shankuntala (Kottur) and Saibanna (Hosa Daroji) were conferred with the district-level awards in recognition of their services.

As many as 33 government high schools in the district, which have secured cent percent results in SSLC, were given encouragement awards comprising Rs. 10,000 cash and a citation.

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