Panaji, September 9, 2015Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has said that, henceforth additional three state awards will be conferred on the teachers imparting technical and higher education.

 The Chief Minister was speaking after conferring state awards on eight teachers on the occasion of 54th Teachers Day celebrations held at Master Dinanath Mageshkar Hall, Kala Academy, Campal, Panaji today.

 Presently, the Government is presenting awards to the teachers from Primary to higher secondary level in recognition for their immense contribution in the field of education. He said the additional three state awards of which one for technical education and two for higher education will be conferred on the occasion of forthcoming Goa Liberation Day Celebrations.

 Emphasising the need for imparting quality education to the students the Chief Minister outlined the measures adopted by the state Government for quality education. He said in order to facilitate quality education the Government has already accorded permission for introduction of four years BSC. BEd and BA. BEd. Courses. The BSC BEd. Course has already started at Harmal in Mandrem and BA BEd. at Vidyaprobhodini, Porvorim in Bardez taluka. The students who have passed XIIth can seek admission for these courses informed the Chief Minister.

 The Chief Minister said as many as 325 English teachers have been appointed by the Government for Government run schools to teach English subject to the students. Similarly grants to develop infrastructure in school are being given to equip educational institutions with all the necessary infrastructure facilities. The Chief Minister also assured the teaching community that their problems would be addressed. In this context the Chief Minister informed that efforts are being made to streamline the procedure as regards NOC’s to filling up of posts of teachers.

 On the Chief Minister conferred state awards for the year 2015 on  Mrs. Flavia D’Souza (GPT), Govt Primary Middle School, Mapusa, Bardez  and Mrs. Sulabha P. Gaonkar (GPT), Govt. Primary School, Bethmoddi, Kakoda in the primary category.

In the Secondary category Shri Arun Mahadev Patil Asst. Teacher, Hutatma Bapu Gawas Memorial Govt. High School, Chandel Pednem and Mrs. Colette Francisca Xavier Asst Teacher, Pope John XXIII High School, Quepem.

 Similarly, in the Headmistress category Smt. Shobha Mhadgut, Headmistress, The Progress High School, Panaji and Mrs. Snehal S. Sanzgiri Headmistress, Deepvihar High School, Head Land Sada, Vasco.

 In the Higher Secondary category Shri Navnath B. Sawant, Teacher Grade I, from Smt. C. T. Naik Higher Secondary School, Curchorem, Goa and   in the Principal category Shri Anil G. Samant, Principal, Purushottam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School, Khorlim Mapusa were among others.

 Shri Virendra Kumar, IAS, Secretary for Education and all the State Awardees expressed their views on the occasion.

 Earlier Shri Gajanan Bhat, Director for Education welcomed the guests. Shri Shailesh Zingde, Dy. Director proposed a vote of thanks.