Even as the teaching fraternity is gearing up for the forthcoming Teacher's Day, the city presents an altogether different picture.
This is evident as not one teacher from the city has been able to fulfil the criteria for the State Teacher's Award. Not only this, the district education department did not recommend any teacher for the prestigious award. The award is given to teachers for their contribution in the field of education.
"There is a set format for awarding marks to teachers. Unfortunately none of our teachers could qualify for the same," said Manoj Kaushik, district education officer (secondary).
"We have list of applicants and are waiting for September 5, when the winners will be announced." Kaushik said, "Not only Gurgaon but teachers from other districts also could not fulfil the set pattern."
Blaming the authorities for not providing them with basic infrastructure, a teacher not wishing to be named, said, "Government school teachers are blamed when students don't perform well. We are equally competent. The problem is with infrastructure."
"When computers have not been provided to teachers, how will they impart education? Likewise, how should we maintain records when there are limited rooms for students."