Mohd Ali and Sonam Gyaltson National Award-winning teacher felicitated by Union MoS for External Affairs and Education India and LG Ladakh
Leh, Sep 26: The Hon’ble MoS Education Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh during visit to Ladakh felicitated the national award-winning teachers – Sonam Gyalson, Headmaster, Middle School Taknak, Leh (2020) and Mohammad Ali Akhone, Teacher, Middle School, Karith, Kargil (2021). They were given the medal and certificate, award and also been felicitated by shawls and momento. The awardee teacher shared their experiences and achievements for improving the learning of the students in Ladakh which made them eligible for the prestigious award.
The Hon’ble MoS also facilitated national-level winners of Kala Utsav – Maqsooma Bano, Govt. High School, Kaksar and Tsering Kunsal, Lamdon Model Senior Secondary School, Leh. It is pertinent to me that Maqsooma Bano has won second place in Visual art. Similarly, Tsering Kunsal hold third position in instrument traditional folk in all India level competition.
The event was organized by the Department of School Education, UT Ladakh.
Congratulating the winners, Dr Singh stressed on the need to use human resources to its optimum level and emphasized on infrastructural development to transform the education system. Ladakh is doing extremely well, however added quality and equality is required for further strengthening of Ladakh’s education system
Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur while addressing the event as the guest of honor, expressed hope that the award-winning teachers will become examples for the teaching fraternity of Ladakh and the entire nation.
“They have proved that more than what one learns, it is more important how one learns. The teaching methodology adopted and the innovations brought about in imparting education can give birth to innumerable changes for the success of our students,” stated LG Mathur.
While expressing gratitude to the Hon’ble Minister for his presence on the occasion, LG Mathur highlighted the essence of the National Education Policy which stresses on adopting a holistic approach to education.
“I feel that the first objective of education is to ensure happiness and safety of the children to avoid instances of depression, which is seen to be on the rise,” stated the Hon’ble LG.
LG Mathur apprised the Hon’ble MoS of the initiatives being taken by the UT Administration for the development of the education sector of Ladakh while requesting for help in addressing challenges arising due to Ladakh’s weather and unique conditions. “While our students and teachers are bright and dedicated, we are yet to achieve the expected results and UT Administration is making all possible interventions to achieve the desired goal,” stated LG Mathur, while requesting the Hon’ble MoS for support in CBSE affiliation for all schools at the earliest and establishment of more central schools in Ladakh.
Commissioner Secretary Ajeet Kumar Sahu, in his welcome speech, assured that with visionary interventions by the administration, Ladakh’s education system will witness developments in the coming years.
Speaking during the event, Executive Councillor, LAHDC Leh, Stanzin Chosphel, highlighted the contribution of LG Mathur and UT Administration in improving the education sector in Ladakh and spoke of initiatives such as the YounTab scheme, which has made education accessible to students in remote areas of Ladakh.
Director, School Education, Dr Safdar Ali gave a detailed presentation on the intervention being made by the department, Ladakh Vision 2050, the targets and indicators, budget, the five-year action plan for school education, budget allocated for school education 2021-22, the challenges and issues of the education sector in Ladakh, NEP/PLA, Padhna Likhna Abhiyan (PLA), action taken to tackle the loss of access to quality education during the COVID-19 pandemic through YounTab Scheme and community classes, and training and capacity-building exercises to the teachers.
Advisor Umang Narula, Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Shrikant Balasaheb Suse and other district officials were present during the event.