Bengaluru: Teachers from different schools and colleges in the city acquired centre-stage at different events and programmes organised at various levels as part of Teachers' Day celebrations.
While 31 teachers from government schools across the state were felicitated during a special event organised by the department of Primary and Secondary Education at Vidhana Soudha, the Department of Higher Education organised a celebration on a grand scale after 17 years, according to officials.
However, some attendees of the event expressed their displeasure as the event at Jnanajyothi Auditorium was delayed for almost two hours from the scheduled time of 9.45 am.
In another such event held at Korategere in Tumakuru, Deputy Chief Minister Dr G. Parameshwar announced that the best teacher from each taluk of the city would be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 25,000.
"Block Development Officers would be in-charge to identify the best contributors," he said after felicitating teachers on the occasion.
Special celebrations of the day arranged by Holy Angel's High School, Hampinagar saw teachers and students perform cultural events on stage making the occasion colourful.
While Chairman of Law Commission of Karnataka Dr 'Nadoja' S.R. Nayak addressed the students on the special occasion, Circulations Head of Deccan Chronicle Bengaluru Vishwanath R., Chairman of Holy Angel's High School T. Purushotham, Prinicipal P. Lokesh and Director of the institution P. Chandramohan were also present. During the event more than 60 senior teachers were felicitated.
Students and the management of Trio Tots, Sahakara Nagar surprised their teachers by inviting the latter's families to the special event. While teachers were asked to assemble at the school auditorium under the pretext of a training session, the special entry of their family members in school was a moment of pleasant surprise for them, explained Naveen K.M, MD of the institution.
"Encouraging students to learn more and move towards success requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Hence Teacher's Day is the occasion to make every teacher feel special and appreciate their hard work. Events like this not only help in building a strong and healthy relationship between the family members and the teachers, but also promote happiness at the workplace," he said....