Mohali: The Education Minister Punjab, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema on Monday honoured two academicians with Lifetime Achievement Award, 34 teachers with State Award, 33 teachers or education Officers or employees with commendation letters.
The state level function to mark the ‘Teachers Day’ held on Monday at CGC Landran was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Punjabi Suba. On the occasion, Sister Mirabel and Principal Swaran Singh were honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards which were awarded for the first time. They were also presented with an amount of Rs 1 lakh each, a medal, a shawl and a commendation certificate.
The state awardees were presented with the increased amount of Rs 25,000 each which earlier stood at Rs 10,000. The state awardee 34 teachers were also honoured with a medal, shawl and a commendation certificate. These teachers would also get an extension in service for the period of one year. Besides this, another 33 Teachers or Education Officers or Employees were awarded a shawl and a commendation certificate.
The state level function commenced with Saraswati Vandana. After this, Chief Guest Dr Daljit Singh Cheema paid homage to Former Presidents Dr S Radhakrishnan. The function reached its pinnacle when before the presentation ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award, a documentary showcased the yeoman’s contribution to the field of education rendered by the 2 awardees Sister Mirabel and Principal Swaran Singh. The whole hall resonated with a thunderous applause for quite a few minutes. The awardees were then seated on the dais where they were felicitated by Education Minister Dr Cheema.
Earlier, before beginning the award ceremony Dr Daljit Singh Cheema while addressing the teachers said that the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award has been started for the first time to honour those who have devoted their entire life spans to serve the cause of education.
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