Dr Meenal Sangole from city gets National Teacher Award

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Sep 2017 10:41:59


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The President of India also invites National Teacher Award recipients to Rashtrapati Bhavan, addresses the teachers

Dr Meenal Sudhir Sangole, Assistant Teacher with Muk Badhir Shala, Shankar Nagar, received the prestigious National Teacher Award at the hands of M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India, in a glittering ceremony held at New Delhi on Tuesday on the occasion of Teacher’s Day.

Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister; Upendra Kushwah and Dr Satyapal Singh, both Union Ministers of State for HRD, also graced the occasion with their presence. Dr Sangole got the coveted National Teacher Award in the category of Special Teacher (Secondary).

Incidentally, she is the only teacher from Maharashtra in the category to have got National Teacher Award in Secondary School teacher category.
Talking to ‘The Hitavada’ over telephone from New Delhi, Dr Sangole said that she felt proud and privileged to have received the award at the hands of the Vice-President.

Later, Dr Sangole said, all the National Teacher Award recipients were invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan, where the President of India Ram Nath Kovind addressed them. “This was the first time that the President invited all recipients of National Teacher Award at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” she said.

The President said that the teachers had the very important responsibility of laying the foundation of a child’s future, and that they could be role models for students with their actions and deeds. “It is important that our children should be taught to be good human beings first and imbibe the values of honesty and integrity,” the President’s office tweeted later.

Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister; and Ramdas Athawale, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, have called at their respective offices on Wednesday all the National Teacher Award recipients from Maharashtra.

Dr Sangole is 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’. She was instrumental in starting junior college in Muk Badhir Shala. Dr Sangole is also an anchor, interpreter, and a counsellor.