The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 29 May 2016 presented the Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar for the year 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The award was conferred upon 15 teachers from Punjab for their rare contribution in the field of education.
The awardees were facilitated with 1 lakh rupees cash, certificate of excellence, a Robe of Honour and a medal.
The initiative was mainly taken to promote the quality teaching in the schools besides encouraging the hundred percent attendance of girl students in the government schools.
About Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar
• The Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar was instituted by Mohinder Singh Syngle Education & Research Society.
• It was instituted in honour of its founder Malti Mohinder Singh Syngle, eminent educationist and social worker.
• Every year, government school teachers from Punjab Government’s High & Higher Secondary Schools receive this award for their contributions in the field of education.
• The teachers already awarded with the National or State Awards were not considered for this award.
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Where: New Delhi
When: 29 May 2016