A Chennai school felicitates by CBSE for community services

November 12, 2013, 11:51 am

Guru Shree Shantivijai (GSS) Jain Vidyalaya at Vepery, a Chennai school was among 15 educational institutions that were felicitated by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for their contribution towards community services on Monday.

The birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, which falls on November 11, is celebrated as the National Education Day. The CBSE introduces news themes every year under which schools are honoured. This year’s theme was ’Human Rights and Social Equality.’

More than 200 schools had sent applications, out of which 15 were selected. All the selected schools were awarded Rs 10,000 each. Bhavan’s B P Vidya Mandir in Nagpur was also selected under the Chennai region.

CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi presented the awards. "Our focus is not only on academics, we also seek to create sensitivity towards the community amongst students. This will make them responsible citizens," Joshi said during the event.

Sadhana Parashar, director of academics, training, research and innovation, also participated in the event. "The objective of celebrating the National Education Day is to acknowledge a teacher and a student who have gone that extra mile to connect with people and done something for uplifting the status of the downtrodden," she said.