Dr Meenal Sangole to get National Teacher Award

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Sep 2017 10:02:50


Staff Reporter,

In all, five teachers from Vidarbha region to get National Teacher Award in a ceremony to be held in New Delhi on Teacher’s Day

A teacher with Muk Badhir Shala in Shankar Nagar is among five teachers from Vidarbha region who will be honoured with National Teacher Award-2017 in a ceremony to be held at Vigyan Bhavan on September 5, the Teacher’s Day. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India, is likely to grace the function.


Dr Meenal Sudhir Sangole, Assistant Teacher with Muk Badhir Shala, Shankar Nagar, has been selected for National Teacher Award in then category of Special Teacher (Secondary). Incidentally, she is the only teacher from Maharashtra in the category to have been selected for National Teacher Award.


Sanjay Wasudeo Narlawar, Headmaster, Priyanka High School, Kaneri, Gadchiroli district, has been selected for the national award in the category of Secondary school teacher.
Sanjay is among seven teachers nominated for the award
from Maharashtra, and only one from Vidarbha.


In the category of Primary teachers, three teachers from Vidarbha region have been selected for the national award. They include Suresh Ukanda Shingne, Assistant Teacher, Zilla Parishad (ZP) Upper Primary School, Pimpalgaon Chilamkha, Deulgaon Raja tehsil, Buldana district; Raseshkumar Atmaram Fate, Assistant Teacher, ZP Primary School, Dongargaon, Lakhani tehsil, Bhandara district; Amin Gulmahammad Chauhan, Assistant Teacher, ZP Upper Primary School, Nimbha, Digras tehsil in Yavatmal district.


Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, Dr Meenal Sangole said that she was very happy about the award and felt that the National Teacher Award increased her responsibility as a teacher. Working with Muk Badhir Shala for 25 years, she has earned a PhD from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University on the topic ‘The phonetical problems in hearing impaired children and speech therapy’.


Dr Sangole attributed credit for her success to her husband Sudhir, who, she said, lent her strength and encouraged her at every setp in her life. Sudhir Sangole is an Engineer with Indoworth industrial unit in Butibori.


Dr Sangole, who has nine years more in service till superannuation, said that she would strive for imparting better quality education to the hearing and speech impaired children and also for their rehabilitation. “National Teacher Award is like a championship won for my school. I give credit to my school team and officials of Social Justice Department. I am thankful to them for providing opportunities to me,” she said.


Dr Sangole has been instrumental in starting junior college in Muk Badhir Shala. According to her, the junior college opened new avenue for rehabilitation of hearing and speech impaired children, by way of providing them with higher education opportunities. Previously, these children used to get job of peon etc owing to lack of higher education opportunities. With the Cochlear implant technology available at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur, she has been creating awareness about it among parents of impaired children.


Many parents of children coming from rural areas are not aware. Apart from being a teacher, Dr Sangole is an anchor, interpreter, and a counsellor too.