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Honoured: Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar and MP Pralhad Joshi with the teachers who were felicitated in Hubli on Saturday.
Honoured: Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar and MP Pralhad Joshi with the teachers who were felicitated in Hubli on Saturday.

Staff Correspondent

Winners of the ‘Best Teacher’ award felicitated

HUBLI: Competitions, cultural programmes and felicitation marked Teachers’ Day celebrations in various schools in the twin cities on Saturday.

Participating in the taluk-level Teachers’ Day celebrations in Hubli, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar saidthat the State and Union governments had given priority to providing quality education and steps were being taken to improve infrastructure in government schools.

Responsibility

“There is more responsibility on teachers now to provide good education,” he added.

On the occasion, best teachers, schools and students who represented the State at the national-level programmes were felicitated.

The former lecturer M.Y. Sawant was honoured on the occasion.

Crucial role

Pralhad Joshi, MP, said that teachers played a crucial role in nation building by educating children.

Sri Gurusiddha Rajayogindra Swamiji of Moorusavir Math, Navalgund MLA Shankar Patil Munenakoppa, and MLC Mohan Limbikai were among those present.

However, college teachers were disappointed as no announcement was made by the Higher Education Minister on the implementation of the revised University Grants Commission pay scale in the State.

Condemned

In a press release issued here on Saturday, zonal secretary of the All India Federation of University and College Teachers Lingaraj Angadi condemned the delay in the implementation of the revised pay scale. Higher Education Minister Aravind Limbavali had been postponing the decision to implement the revised pay scale for college teachers, he said.

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