September 4, 2015
Teachers and students will take Bengal forward: WB CM at Shiksha Ratna ceremony
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that teachers, students and youths will steer Bengal on the path of progress in future.
She was speaking at the Shaiksha Ratna award ceremony where felicitated one hundred teachers from across the state and awarded 42 schools.
The government launched the Shiksha Ratna awards for school teachers in 2013.
Speaking on the occasion, WB CM said, “Mothers give birth. Teachers instill values and education. Teachers take lessons from the past, educate the present and shape the future.”
She reiterated that her government was committed to developing Bengal as an educational hub. “14 new universities and 45 new colleges have been set up in Bengal in the last four years. 67 model schools have been set up, several schools upgraded,” she said.
“We started Kanyashree scheme for empowerment of girls. 27 girls have been registered. We are proud of them,” WB CM added.
Highlighting that Bengal has 100% coverage of mid-day meals in schools, she said, “Till 2011 there were only 1300 medical seats in Bengal. We added 1400 new seats in four years.”
The Chief Minister also talked about the success of Bengal in Nirmal Bharat scheme and Swachh Vidyalaya initiative.
Mamata Banerjee had earlier tweeted:
On the eve of Teachers’ Day today, our government will honour teachers from across the State with #ShikshaRatna awards
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 4, 2015