National Education Day-2011 and International Literacy Day were observed today across the country with the slogan ‘Labour, Skill and Technical Education; School Zone of Peace, Wish of all Nepalis.’ On the occasion, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav conferred Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Award (NBBA) and Nepal Chhatra Bidhaypadak (NCB) on 212 students, scholars and PhD holders.
Dr Yadav awarded ‘A’ category of NBBA to 114 people, ‘B’ to 82, and ‘C’ to 16 for their outstanding performance in the education sector. He also awarded 42 women with NCB. NBBA ‘A’ is given to Nepali PhD holders from national and international universities, ‘B’ to Master level toppers, ‘C’ to Bachelor level toppers and NCB to highest scoring women in the Bachelor and Intermediate levels.
In another event to celebrate National Education Day, Minister for Local Development Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, in-charge of the education ministry until a new minister is appointed, today rewarded 13 best community schools and institutional schools for providing quality education.
Minister Rayamajhi handed over the national shield, flag, certificate of excellence and a cash prize of Rs 200,000 to Balambu Secondary School, a community school in Balambu, Kathmandu and Graded English Medium School (GEMS), an institutional school in Lalitpur, for their excellent academic performance last year.
Meanwhile, Rajesh Khadka, founder principal of GEMS, donated cash to the Girls Education Fund. Five community schools, one from each development region, were awarded on the occasion.
Shree Secondary School, Udayapur; Tarun Secondary School, Kathmandu; Satyabati Higher Secondary School, Tanahau; Shanti Secondary School, Kalikot and Chandrodaya Secondary School, Bajhang, were awarded from the eastern, central, western, mid-western and far-western development regions, respectively.
They were honoured with regional shields, flags, certificates of excellence and cash prize of Rs 100,000 each. Likewise, five institutional schools, one from each development region, were awarded to mark Education Day.
Bal Kalyan Bidhya Mandir Secondary School, Morang; The Excelsior Boarding Secondary School, Kathmandu; New Horizon English Boarding School, Butwal; Janajyoti Bidhya Mandir Secondary School, Dang and Stepping Stone English Boarding School, Kailali, from eastern, central, western, mid-western and far-western development regions, respectively, were the institutional schools awarded.
Each of these schools were honoured with regional shields, flags, certificates of excellence and cash prize of Rs 100,000 each. Similarly, Janata Secondary School, Kalikot, was handed over certificate of excellence and Rs 100,000 cash prize for outstanding performance from remote area. Minister Rayamajhi said until the government guarantees education as a fundamental right and implements it, prosperity of the nation would remain a far cry.
(Source: RSS/The Himalayantimes)