New Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday conferred the National Teachers' Awards to several teachers for their inspiring, innovative and courageous work in education.
Teachers from across the country were honoured with National Teachers' Award 2017 by the Vice-President at a function at Vigyan Bhawan on the occasion of Teachers' Day.
Also present on the occasion was the Minister for Human resource development Prakash Javadekar.
The awards were instituted in 1958 to commemorate the second President of India S Radhakrishnan, a renowned educationist.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with the recipients of the award at his residence.
Teachers from state or central government schools and those affiliated with CBSE or CISCE are eligible for the award.
The government has made a few changes in the eligibility criteria and other rules for the awards from this year, for instance, making it online and allowing teachers to self-nominate and directly apply for the award.