Vikash Sharma

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday felicitated 44 selected teachers of the country with the prestigious National Teacher Award at a special function held virtually.

Two teachers from Odisha- Ashok Satpathy (Bhadrak) and Ajit Kumar Sethy (Ganjam)- were honoured with the National Teachers Award, 2021.

The National Award is given to teachers as a mark of respect and to honour their contribution in improving learning outcomes and enriching the lives of students.

Ashok Satpathy, a teacher of Zilla Government School, Bhadrak played a crucial role in developing infrastructure in the school. He connected with school alumni and motivated them to donate for the development of the school.

With the funds, Satpathy built up the school infrastructure, new conference hall, computer labs and procured other ICT equipment.

“I am happy that my work has been recognised. The day I learnt that I would be awarded the National Award, everybody started congratulating me for arranging scholarships for poor students. After retirement, I will also set up a trust to help such students,” said Satpathy.

Similarly, Ajit Kumar Sethy (Acting head) of Chattrapur Upper Primary School also won the National Award. Sethy was instrumental in helping students understand abstract concepts with the help of musical instruments.

“I teach students using low cost ICT equipment and musical instruments,” said Sethy, who also mobilised school alumni to raise funds for development.

(Edited By Pradeep  Singh)