MP Mishra in Ranchi on Friday. Picture by Hardeep Singh
A science teacher of a Ranchi-based government school is going to get the best gift this Teachers’ Day.
Mangla Prasad Mishra (51) of Marwari Boys’ High School will receive the National Award to Teacher, 2012, from President Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhavan on September 5.
The senior mentor will receive cash award of Rs 25,000 and a silver medal.
Mishra received a letter from the department of school education and literacy, a wing of the Union HRD ministry, on August 23. He will leave for New Delhi on Saturday.
The coveted award is given as a mark of public recognition to teachers of primary (classes I to V), middle (classes VI to VIII) and secondary schools (classes IX to XII).
Mishra’s contributions include popularising science among students and helping them secure high marks in matriculation. Besides, he has been organising exhibitions and encouraging students to visit suburban areas to carry out surveys.
“I have given my best to this school for the past 10 years,” said an elated Mishra.
Three more teachers from Jharkhand have been also selected for the award.
In the primary section, Hiranand Pathak, assistant teacher of Government Middle School in Serideeh of Latehar, and Kishore Kumar Prasad, assistant teacher of Primary School Ramsai in Chaibasa of West Singbhum, will receive the prestigious award.
In the secondary section, physics teacher of Indira Gandhi Girls’ School in Hazaribagh Seema Kumari will get the award along with Mishra.