CHENNAI: On the occasion of Teachers Day, 377 teachers of various government and government-aided schools in the State were honoured with Dr Radhakrishnan award by K C Veeramani, Minister of School Education, in a function organised by the Tamil Nadu School Education Department in Chennai.
Conveying the wishes of the CM to the teachers, Veeramani said, “Radhakrishanan, on whose birth anniversary teachers day is celebrated, is a role model for all teachers.”
Observing that the Chief Minister had recognised the work of teachers, which has considerably improved education in the State, T Sabitha, principal secretary, School Education said, “The State government is keen in bringing up the quality of education in the State, in the current year alone the government allocated Rs 19,634 crore for education. Special training was given to post-graduate teachers, which increased the pass percentage in subjects like science and math.”
She said, additional houses would be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore for the benefit of teachers visiting Chennai on official work. She said the existing houses would be renovated at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.
Maternity leave for women workers was increased from three to six months, which will benefit women teachers a lot, she added.