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CEIR Recognizes Best Practices of Schools

CEIR (Centre for Educational Initiatives and Research Global) has chosen teachers’ day as the befitting day to honour the schools for the great and extraordinary work done during the academic year 2020-21. Ms. Shalini Nair – Principal of Kikani Global Academy, Zonal Director, CEIR Coimbatore welcomed about 1500 odd guests who were present on Zoom as well as YouTube.

The programme commenced with the Lighting of the Lamp. This was followed by the ceremonial prayer – “VandeGurum”. The goal of the School Excellence Awards when they were launched in May 2021: to shine a spotlight on some of the quiet achievements of school practices in different parameters –  Academic excellence, Innovation in Pedagogical practices, Health, Wellness, Happiness, Welfare and Safety measures, Innovation in utilization of existing infrastructure, Innovation in Continuous Professional Development (CPD),  Life Skills Training and Value Education , Environment conservation ; Emergency preparedness ,  Innovation in use of ICT , Promotion of Multilingual Activities & Inclusive Education .

Mr. KrissIyer, the motivational speaker and consultant Psychologist, was the Chief Guest for the day. He reiterated the importance of teachers in the present situation, especially during the pandemic. It was a proud feeling to spend the two hours with him.He impressed the audience with his highly scintillating and down to earth speech.

Ms. Priya Murali – Zonal Director – CEIR Bangalore presented the best practices of the schools who had nominated themselves for the award. Some of the best practices include the Reading Millionaires Scheme, Making of Bird Feeders, Helping the school zone during the pandemic, Hubs of Learning and many, many more. The best practices would help in the holistic development of the students. Each school was awarded a certification of excellence for their best practice.

Dr Suresh Nair, Principal, Vivek Vidyalaya, Mumbai and General Convener of CEIR who coordinated the CEIR Awards of Excellence spoke of the criterion related to the award. There were 23 schools all over India and abroad have been entered into the final scrutiny. Delhi Public School, Bengaluru East bagged the first position in the Gold Excellence Award, followed by DAV Public School, Sector 14, Gurugram and St. John’s Public School, Chennai. In the Silver Excellence Awards, BVB Public School, Hyderabad, followed by The Orchid School, Pune, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala, Kerala and The Millennium School, Dubai, UAE bagged the awards. Dr. Nair said “Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, understanding and nurturing. Winning is the result. This result comprises of five C’s – Character, Courage, Conviction, Compassion and Commitment with three D’s – Dedication, Devotion and Determination”. He thanked the jury comprising of Dr. Subhash Nair, Principal, Shanti Niketan School, Doha; Ms. Priya Murali, Zonal Director, CEIR – Bangalore; Dr Anupama Sharma – Principal, Edify School, Chhatarpur and Mrs. Nirmala Thakur – the founder Principal of Ambassador Kindergarten, Dubai, UAE. Dr. K. K.  Shahjahan, Chairman, National Public School and President – CEIR proposed the vote of thanks. He appreciated Dr.Sreeson Gopinath General Secretary, CEIR who was the pillar of support and Ms. Vijayam Kartha, Head – Academics- CEIR for their passion, commitment and involvement for the success of the event.

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