CM presents Indira Awards

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday stated that education system in Delhi has transformed to facilitate all round development of students and to make them pioneer in all relevant fields.

Dikshit said, ‘Education, in fact, determines direction of the future. The government schools in Delhi are since treated far better than the public schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas’.

Dikshit while addressing a gathering of students, teachers and parents at Thyagraj Stadium in a function organised to present Indira Awards 2012 to the best schools, outstanding teachers and meritorious students, stated that the implementation of Right to Education (RTE) would go a long way in empowerment of people across the country.  

Chief minister added that Delhi government is now concentrating on skill development as mere school teaching is not going to suffice to make passed out students capable enough to sustain in a competitive world. The government has tied up with Singapore government to offer technical training in more than 20 useful trades in an institute being set up at Jaunapur.  The institute will also offer training to the trainers.

Dikshit also complimented school children in making number of Delhi government’s campaigns successful.  

Indira Award was instituted in the year 1999 and since then, the Directorate of Education has been honouring its best schools, teachers and students year after year uninterruptedly. On Monday’s function, in all 382 students, teachers and schools are being felicitated by disbursement of awards worth Rs 23,20,500 and around 350 silver medals.

Dikshit presented the best school award, CM Trophy, to Government Sarvodaya Co-ed Vidyalaya, Rohini Sector-8, Delhi.  The CM Trophy carries an award of Rs 1 lakh and a citation.
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