India celebrated its 50th National Teachers' Day this year on 5th September. It is marked on the birth anniversary of India's second president Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna, who was also a scholar, philosopher, and Bharat Ratna awardee. On this day, the Department of School Education and Literacy and the Ministry of Education have been organizing a National Level Function every year to grant the National Awards to the best teachers in the nation. These candidates are selected through a stringent transparent and online three-stage selection procedure. The teachers are selected for their exceptional work in the field of education ranging from orienting creative teaching methods in schools and uplifting students to taking up activities like kitchen work and gardening to enhance gender-neutral roles. The central purpose of this award is to celebrate the outstanding contribution of teachers in India and to honor them for such visionary actions.

The Ministry has stated,

“The purpose of National Awards to Teachers is to celebrate the unique contribution of teachers in the country and to honour those teachers who through their commitment and industry have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students."

On this occasion of the National Teachers' Awards 2022, President Droupadi Murmu presented awards to 46 teachers. Each award carried a certificate of merit, a cash award of Rs 50,000, and a silver medal. Moreover, Prime Minister Modi also announced the development and upgradation of 14,500 schools across India under the Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana. These schools will become model schools that will carry the full spirit of new education policies. In such academic aspects of India, its teachers are one of the most influential associates of the development of the nation. And such recognition certainly inspires more and more citizens of India to work together for the betterment of the nation.

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