Sunday, September 6, 2015

India's Teacher's Day awards

Nun and priest among India's Teacher's Day awards

Courtesy: radiovaticana
A Catholic nun and a priest were among 34 teachers from India and abroad who were honoured on Thursday for their service to education by the government of India in view of Sept. 5 Teacher’s Day in India.  Franciscan Clarist Missionary of the Most Blessed ‎Sacrament‎ (CFMSS) Sister Zita Cutinha, the Principal of Our Lady Fatima Convent Secondary School (OLF), Gurgaon, Haryana, Carmelite of Mary Immaculate priest Fr. Mathew Thengumpally, Principal of Christ Central School, Kerala and others from schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) received the Teacher’s Award for 2014 from Ms. Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, during a function held in New Delhi.
Sr. Cutinha was honoured ‘in public recognition of her valuable and commendable services rendered to the community for the cause of education as a teacher of outstanding merit’.  Receiving the award, the CFMSS nun who hails from Mangalore expressed her gratitude to the CBSE for acknowledging her service in the field of education and said that the award is a challenge for her to go on working tirelessly for the nation building by imparting value based education to the needy and the poor.
Sr. Cutinha is involved in the field of education for more than 25 years. She has been the  Principal of Nirmala Convent School, Bulandshahar, U.P., St. Anthony Convent School, Faridabad, Haryana and Vice-Principal of St. Joseph’s Convent School, Pathankot, Punjab.  The former Provincial of CFMSS of Delhi, Sr. Cutinha is currently the Vice Provincial.
The Union Minister felicitated the teachers and mentors for their contribution in the field of ‎education as an acknowledgement of the role and impact of the teachers in shaping the future ‎generations. Irani congratulated all the awardees ‎and said that their contribution in nation building and liberating generations is unparalleled. “Teachers ‎are truly the pride of a nation,”  she said. ‎ 

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