NEW DELHI: Its a matter of pride as two Goan teachers Sudhir Suresh Pai and Nilesh Raya Rai have been awarded with the National ICT award.
Sudhir Suresh Pai is teacher from S.S. Angle Higher Secondary School while Nilesh Raya Rai is a teacher from the Don Bosco Higher Secondary School.
National ICT Award for School Teachers Ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest Minister of State for Education, Govt. of India, Annpurna Devi at Nalanda Auditorium, Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.
“Today, those teachers are being rewarded who accepted the challenge of time and circumstances, made modern communication technology a weapon and lit the light of education even in those dark corners where the path of communication was considered difficult,” said Devi during her address
“In order to motivate teachers to use ICT in school education in a big way, the National ICT awards are given away every year. A selection process is followed for short-listing and recommendation of the required number of awardees to the Ministry of Education (MoE), GoI,” ICT said
The award proposes to felicitate those teachers and teacher educators who have enhanced student learning by effectively and innovatively integrating technology supported learning into the school curriculum and subject teaching, and thereby promoting enquiry-based cooperative-collaborative learning using ICT amongst students, the website said.
Teachers of primary, upper primary, secondary, higher secondary schools and Teacher Educators from the following organizations are eligible to be nominated for the award. Also Schools run by the state government, Union Territory (UTs) administration, schools run by local bodies, private schools affiliated to state boards, aided by state government, UT administration are eligible.