MANGALORE: Seven primary school teachers, five high school teachers and as many retired teachers were felicitated at the official function to celebrate Teachers’ Day on Saturday at Town Hall here.
The primary school teachers felicitated are Devaki, Head Mistress, Primary Section, Government Higher Primary School (GHPS), Munnur, Mangalore taluk; Bhaskar Rai, Physical Education Teacher, Primary Section, GHPS, Kallige, Bantwal taluk; K. Srinivas, Assistant Teacher, Primary Section, Mai De Deus HPS, Puttur; Seetaram Gowda M.B., Head Master, Primary Section, GHPS, Pailaru, Sullia; Devadas Hegde M., Principal, Primary Section, St. Ignatius HPS, Paladka, Moodbidri Education Division; V. Prabhakar Hegde Assistant Teacher, Primary Section, GHPS, Mangalateru, Belthangady taluk; and V. Mangesh Bhat, Principal, Primary Section, Ganapati Aided HPS, Mangalore. The high school teachers are: Aloysius D’Souza, Principal, Rosario High School; Purushotham M.S., Art Teacher, St. Philomena High School, Puttur; Prabhushankar, Assistant Teacher, Government Pre-University College, Gerukatte, Belthangady taluk; M. Abdulla, Assistant Teacher, Nehru Memorial Pre-University College, Aranthodu, Sullia; and Elisa D’Souza, Physical Education Teacher, Carmel Convent Girls High School, Modankapu, Bantwal.
The retired teachers are S. Ganesh Mallya of Canara High School, Dongarkeri; Susan Jose, M.J.C. High School; Urmila P. Kumar, Kerala Samajam High School; Pelsi M. D’Silva, St. Joseph HPS, Kulasekhara and Yashoda, B.R.C. Centre, Gandhinagar.
District in-charge Minister J. Krishna Palemar and Mangalore (Ullal) MLA U.T. Khader said that the tendency of students lodging complaints against teachers who punish them had to be curbed. Mr. Khader suggested enactment of a law that ensured that all complaints against teachers were heard only by the Education Department. He did not want to police to investigate them.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and Mayor M. Shankar Bhat were present.