Rajkot teacher gets Life Time Achievement National Award

Rajkot: Ayaazkhan Babi, Rajkot-based veteran teacher got the national award of "Life Time Achievement" (Guruvar-09) for spending her life in teaching.

The prestigious national award in the field of education is given by Varkey James Foundation to honour the services of few individuals/Indians in teaching line and Babi was given the award by Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibbal for Western region.

The Foundation has started to give the award from this year for four categories in which Babi was honoured with Life Time Achievement Award in which he was given a memento and rupees ten lakh.

Nearly 1.28 lakh teachers were nominated across the country in which 48 teachers, twelve each from four zones for four categories, were shortlisted by the five-member committee in which 16 teachers four each from four zones were given the award while remaining 32 were given certificate and rupees 1.25 lakh.

The other three categories were-Outstanding Teacher for Children with special need, Outstanding young Teacher of India and Outstanding Teacher of India.

Bijal Damani of the city-based SN Kansagara School was also honoured for Outstanding Teacher of India.

Babi who spent 45 years in teaching line is now working as a Director of Sanjayraj Education Zone.