Mrunal Manmay Dash

A teacher in Balasore’s Bahanaga block, Pitambar Khilar was felicitated by the World Book of Records in London for his 'matchless contribution in promoting educational cause to serve humanity.'

Khilar, a teacher at Khetramohan High School in Bahanaga, Balasore wrote a 280-page article in August this year about the challenges the Indian education system faces and how to overcome them over the years.

He also made a documentary film on his paper, which caught the attention of the World Book of Records and they invited him to felicitate in New Delhi on October 29.

The event gathered educational leaders and decision-makers from 15 countries. The certificates of excellence were distributed by Corina Sujdea, Romania, founder of RELTTAW for their matchless contribution in promoting educational cause.

Speaking about his achievement, Khilar told OTV, “Being recognised by the World Book of Records is a privilege not everybody can get. I have been trying for last 10 years to feature in the World Book of Records.”

Khilar had also received the India Excellence award from the Prime Time Research Media recently. A total of 45 persons received this award for their contributions to the education sector.

He was also felicitated by UNESCO for his research in educating tribal students.

As a teacher and reformer, Khilar has always put emphasis on eradicating superstition from the society and bringing the downtrodden to the mainstream by educating them.

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