Govt school teachers can directly send nominations for National Award

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NEW Delhi: Government of India on Wednesday said that teachers of government schools from across India can now directly send their entries for National Award.
Till last year, entries for the award were selected by the state governments.
“In the new system, government school teachers or principals can nominate themselves online. Three teachers will be selected from every district and ultimately six teachers will be selected from every state. An independent jury at national level will select 50 outstanding teachers/ heads of schools for the National Award. Teachers can also upload the videos of their work done,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here.
The jury will select the best teachers for the award on the basis of their style of teachings and innovations and revolutionary changes in education system.
He said the purpose of National Award to the teachers is to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers and to honor those teachers, who through their commitment have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students.