6 rural govt school teachers to be honoured with state award
A total of six teachers from government schools in rural areas of Ludhiana will be honoured with a state award at a function in Jalandhar to mark teachers day on September 5. The teachers were selected on the basis of their outstanding services in the field of education.
The teachers included - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, head teacher at Government Elementary School, Buraj Hari Singh, Sukhram, head teacher, Government Primary School, Bhammian Khurd, Trilochan Singh, head teacher, Government Primary School, Nagra, Megh Dass , science teacher at Government Middle School, Bharthala, Dharampal Mianavi, social studies teacher at Government Middle School, Raheemabad and Sudagar Singh, PTI master at Government Middle School, Giaspura.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, head teacher at GES, Buraj Hari Singh, said, "Teaching is my passion and I always try to educate as many students as I can. I joined the school as a head teacher in 2007 and at that time 165 students were studying in the school. Now the strength of the school is 225. We teach the students through smart classrooms. Besides, our school also has a school band."
Another head teacher, Trilochan Singh at Government Primary School, Nagra, said, "Of the 35 years of service I have put in, I have taught students by opting creative ways. I teach my students by recording a chapter in a form of play and make the students listen to the same on the radio. Through this way the students understand the concept of the chapter and at the same time I try and clarify their doubts on the spot. We also encourage students to contribute in the school magazine."
Sudagar Singh, physical education instructor at Government Middle School, Giaspura, said, "I have been teaching students since 1978 and two of my students have bagged gold medals at National level. When I joined the school in 1998 as an incharge, the school had strength of 113 students but now the school has 445 students. We have only three classes 6, 7 and 8 and the school has a proper building, computers as well as RO system."
Dharampal Mianavi, social studies teacher at Government Middle School, Raheemabad, said, "I have been in the teaching profession for the past 44 years and I have always focused on using innovative ways to teach students. I do not believe in rote learning as my aim in each lecture that I take is that the students understand the concept. Whatever I teach my students, the next day I revise the same chapter in class to get an idea that where my students stand."
A science teacher at Government Middle School, Bharthala, said, "When I first joined this school in 2001, it only comprised of a single room in a dharamshala. The school was upgraded in 1996 but with lack of proper infrastructural facilities. So that is when I didn't give up and continued to make efforts. An NRI donated an amount of `2 lakh and even the members of the village panchayat contributed and the school came up with six classrooms. Today, there is enough infrastructure for the school to function smoothly and even midday meal is served to the pupils."