Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri Ram Shanker Katheria, while addressing the gathering on the occasion of the Foundation Day celebration of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan today at New Delhi said that teachers today have to shoulder the great responsibility of nurturing students to become better citizens who can steer the nation forward in the present prevailing conditions. He said that Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers have shouldered their responsibility well by showing the students a new and novel direction in education. Minister of State added that Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is also celebrating its Golden Jubilee year of its becoming an autonomous body.
Shri Katheria, the Chief Guest of the Occasion added that the Kendriya Vidyalayas while materializing the dreams of the Prime Minister Shri Modi have touched new heights in the field of Education. He further said that teachers are the ones who guide the students forward on the path of progress by becoming their role models. The country strides the path of development only with the help of its teachers and students.
Twenty one KV teachers, officers and staff who were recipients of National Awards -2014 were honoured on this occasion. One hundred and six teachers were given National Incentive Awards for their new, modern and innovative experiments in the field of education.
KVS Commissioner, Shri Santosh Mall while highlighting the achievements of Central Schools said that the credit goes to the students and teachers of KV for its present day glory and achievement. He added that KVS has come a long way from 20 KVs in 1963 to the present 1122 KVs in the country today. Today KVs are situated in every region across the country. More than 55000 teachers are imparting modern and value based education to its 12 lakh students.
Also present on the occasion were Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy Shri S.C. Khuntia, Additional Secretary, Smt Rina Ray, Joint Secreatry, Smt Satbir Bedi and other senior officers of KVS.