Celebration of National Education Day- 2013
by Deepak on September 8, 2013.
November 11, the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and the first education of minister of independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, was declared as the National Education Day by the Government of India in 2008. The CBSE Board has since been regularly commemorating the birthday of this eminent scholar by recalling his contribution to the cause of education.
On National Education Day, the schools affiliated to cbse board organize seminars, symposia, essay-writing, elocution competitions, workshops and rallies on the importance of literacy and nation’s commitment to all aspects of education.
According to Maulana “Every individual has a right to an education that will enable him to develop his faculties and live a full human life”. To promote this altruistic thinking among students, the Board has decided that a teacher and a student will be honoured on this day for their exemplary contribution in disseminating education to masses and making a positive difference in the lives of people. The details of the theme for this year and other modalities are given as hereunder:
‘Human Rights and Social Equality’
To acknowledge and honour a teacher and a student who have gone that extra mile to connect with people and done something for uplifting the status of downtrodden in society.
One teacher and one student nominated by the school that have been involved consistently and extensively in Human Rights and Social Equality and are responsible for bringing about a visible change in their area of work. The teacher should have worked for at least two years and the student should have worked for one year continuously and should be in class VI or above.
Focus Areas: A positive impact on the society through -
- Work done for the underprivileged
- Work done with children having special needs
- Addressing environmental issues
- Supporting people in Old Age homes
- Creating ICT Literacy
- Exemplary work for addressing gender issues
- Any other
- Registration by the school through the CBSE website www.cbseacademic.in on or before 15thSeptember, 2013. The registration can be done online or a copy of the downloaded form can be sent in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A scanned copy of the registration form can be sent on email email@example.com together with Annexures A and B (Download Annexures A and B). Each school needs to send a processing fee of ` 500/- (` five hundred only per school) addressed to ‘The Secretary CBSE’ along with registration form.
- Two teams (a student and a teacher in each team) will be selected from each CBSE region by distinguished panellists on the basis of the details filled in the questionnaire and the digital evidences.
- The shortlisted teams will be invited to Delhi on 11 th November, 2013 for the Final Round of interactions/presentations with eminent panellists.
- The Final Round will consist of a four minute presentation on the work done by the participants and interaction with the judges.
- The teams will be awarded for their contribution to the Society, with Certificates to the participants and Cash awards to the school to motivate them to continue with the exemplary work.
- The invited schools will be given travelling allowance of 2nd class sleeper fare for the teacher and the student from their place of boarding to Delhi (to and fro). The participants will have to make their own stay arrangements in Delhi.
- For further queries please contact to Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Education officer on 011-23217128 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.