Noornisa Beegum, Headmistress of the Rehuma Beevi Memorial Upper Primary School at Karyara in the district, has been selected for the National Award for Teachers 2011.
The award carries a certificate of merit, a sliver medal, and a cash prize of Rs.25,000. In a communication to Ms. Beegum from the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development earlier this month, it was informed that the award would be presented to her by the President at a function to be held in New Delhi on the occasion of Teachers Day on September 5.
The award is in recognition of her outstanding contributions as Headmistress of the school since the past 33 years. She is also a known social worker of the area.
Some of her initiatives at the school included conducting free extra classes for students weak in studies, special thrust for extra curricular activities, provision of uniform and books to 50 students coming from economically weak families every year, and conducting free spoken English classes for students.
Source : thehindu.com