Two city schools - DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, and Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Majitha road bypass - had been felicitated with the CBSE Sports Promotion Award on Friday for their volunteered efforts in hosting and organising CBSE sporting competitions and promoting sports and games at the school level.
DAV principal Neera Sharma received a shield and a certificate at a function held on the occasion of Teacher's Day at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi. Union HRD minister Smriti Irani was the chief guest at the function.
DAV was among 160 schools from across India to be felicitated with the award.
Organising secretary of sports Vipan Thakur was also felicitated during the function.
Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Majitha road bypass, also received the award for valuable and commendable services for promoting sports and games at grass-roots level.
Principal Dapinder Kaur along with school DPE S Deepinder Singh received the prestigious award from union human resource development minister Smriti Zubin Irani.
On the occasion of the Teacher's Day, the school held a special assembly in the morning and paid tribute to the great visionary and educationist Saravpalli Radhakrishnan. They recited self composed poems and sang inspirational songs to show their gratitude to their teachers.
Arya Ratan Punam Suri President DAV CMC, New Delhi sent his best wishes for the teachers. In his message for the teachers he said, "Teachers have always been front runners in all educational reforms. Our teachers constitute our most precious human resource as we look towards them to guide the children".
Dr. Neera Sharma Principal of the school congratulated the teachers on this day and said that the Nation that respects the teachers can progress and shine on the global map. She advised the teachers to treat each and every child individually and ignite their minds to spread light around. According to her a teacher should be a fecilitator and a guide who takes the students out from the shackles of ignorance.
Regional director Amritsar Zone Dr (Mrs) Neelam Kamra Principal BBK DAV College Lawrence Road , Amritsar and Dr KN Kaul , the Manager of the school sent their best wishes for the teachers and advised them to nurture the children with love and affection and be a part of the nations's progress.