HP teacher donates national award money to Leh children

A teacher, who was presented a national award by President Pratibha Patil for her outstanding contribution to the field of education today, donated the cash prize for the flood-affected children of Leh.

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2010, 22:39 PM IST

New Delhi: A teacher, who was presented a
national award by President Pratibha Patil for her outstanding
contribution to the field of education today, donated the cash
prize of Rs 25,000 to create education infrastructure for the
flood-affected children of Leh.

Dr Meera Singh, Principal of the Laureate Public School,
Shimla, made a bank draft of the cash prize of Rs 25,000 she
received from the President and deposited the same in the
Prime Minister`s Relief Fund, a Himachal Pradesh government
official said.

"She showed kind-heartedness and magnanimity of a
teacher when she donated entire amount of cash prize to create
education infrastructure for the flood-affected children of
Leh," he said.

At a function here, about 374 teachers from different
parts of the country were facilitated with national awards for
the year 2009 for their outstanding contribution to the field
of education on the occasion of teachers` day.

Singh has earlier been awarded prestigious Paul Herris
Fellowship, Green Earth Award and Bhartiya Sahitya Samman
Award besides other awards and recognitions from various
govt and non-governmental organisations, he said.

She is president of the Shimla Amateur Garden and
Environment Society for last three years and has made
"significant contributions in successful implementation of the
Green Shimla and Clean Shimla Project," he added.

PTI