VIT Founder gets ‘Jee­van Gau­rav Puraskar’

The life­time achieve­ment award by the Na­tional Teach­ers’ Con­gress is given to ed­u­ca­tion­ists for their ex­cel­lent per­for­mance

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VELLORE: Dr G Viswanathan, Founder and Chan­cel­lor of Vellore In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, has been be­stowed with the ‘Jee­van Gau­rav Puraskar’ – a life­time award for be­ing an in­spir­ing teacher through­out, and for show­ing his ex­cel­lent per­for­mance in teach­ing, re­search and in­sti­tu­tion build­ing by the Na­tional Teach­ers’ Con­gress and MIT World Peace Uni­ver­sity, Pune. The award cer­e­mony took place at the third edi­tion of ‘Global Na­tional Teach­ers’ Con­gress’ which was held at MIT World Peace Uni­ver­sity, Kothrud, Pune on Jan­uary 6.

This award is the lat­est feather in the cap of noted ed­u­ca­tion­ist, for­mer Par­lia­men­tar­ian and for­mer Min­is­ter in the Tamil Nadu Gov­ern­ment, Dr G Viswanathan, who has been in­stru­men­tal in cre­at­ing and nur­tur­ing Vellore In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy as one of In­dia’s finest higher ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion pro­vid­ing ed­u­ca­tion in dif­fer­ent sub­jects to the young gen­er­a­tion of this coun­try, es­pe­cially eco­nom­i­cally weaker/ back­ward sec­tions from all across the coun­try.

A ci­ta­tion, signed by Anil Kakod­kar, renowned Atomic En­ergy Sci­en­tist and Found­ing Pa­tron of Na­tional Teach­ers’ Con­gress, R A Mashelkar, Pres­i­dent of the Con­gress and Na­tional Re­search Pro­fes­sor and Em­i­nent Sci­en­tist and Dr Vish­wanath Karad , Founder of MIT World Peace Uni­ver­sity recog­nised the awardee’s recog­ni­tion and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of his mo­men­tous con­tri­bu­tion as a ‘Vi­sion­ary Aca­demic Leader’ of the coun­try. The ci­ta­tion listed out the ex­em­plary ca­reer, po­lit­i­cal, aca­demic, and pub­lic life of Dr Viswanathan and also noted: “You are an aca­demic leader with an un­end­ing thirst for knowl­edge that makes you strive harder and achieve var­i­ous mile­stones.”

The event was sup­ported by the Gov­ern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra, All In­dia Coun­cil for Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and UN­ESCO Chair for Hu­man Rights among other re­puted in­sti­tu­tions. The Na­tional Teach­ers’ Con­gress, was founded in the year 2016, to in­spire the teach­ing com­mu­nity of un­der-grad­u­ate and post-grad­u­ate col­leges from across the na­tion and form other coun­tries.

In the due course of time, the Con­gress has been able to gain an ac­tive sup­port of the Union Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, Min­istry of Higher and Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion.

Apart from that more gov­ern­ment bod­ies like Gov­ern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra, As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dian Uni­ver­sity (AIU), Na­tional As­sess­ment and Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil (NAAC) and the UN­ESCO Chair of Hu­man Rights, Democ­racy, Peace and Tol­er­ance, Pune, to name a few have been very sup­port­ive in the es­tab­lish­ment of the Con­gress and give it a na­tional recog­ni­tion. Deven­dra Fad­navis, Chief Min­is­ter of Ma­ha­rash­tra is the Pa­tron of the move­ment. Over 5,000 renowned teach­ers from all dis­ci­plines and from all over the coun­try took part. in the third Con­gres. This yer’s theme of the event was ‘Leap-frog­ging to a Fu­ture Ready Higher Ed­u­ca­tion.’

Over 5,000 renowned teach­ers in dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines, from all across the coun­try took part in third edi­tion of ‘Global Na­tional Teach­ers’ Con­gress’ which was held at MIT World Peace Uni­ver­sity, Pune. The event which took place on Jan­uary 6, was around the theme – ‘Leap-frog­ging to a Fu­ture Ready Higher Ed­u­ca­tion’

Dr G Viswanathan re­ceiv­ing the ‘Jee­van Gau­rav Puraskar’ at MIT World Peace Uni­ver­sity

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