National Award Winners – 2017
S. Dhilip – TAMIL NADU
He is a very dynamic teacher. He has many awards & recognitions to his credit. He has been awarded by Hon’ble President of India for his outstanding educational services. He published research papers & articles on education in international & national level. He authored for IV social science textbooks Tamil medium and English medium provided by Tamil Nadu government. He talked in 3 TV shows (kalaignar-1,jaya TV-2 about effective usage of ICT tools in teaching English, Trained more than 25000 teachers in using ICT in the state, Trained 1000 teachers of Andhra Pradesh and 800 teachers of Telangana in ICT usage in classroom, Trained 7600 English teachers in using phonetics method for reading skill, Oriented more than 5000 students to appear for SSLC English and score 100/100, Created more number of E-contents in all subjects, Trained more than 1200 teachers in ELCOM (English Language Communication), running RICE( Rural information centre for empowerment) a voluntary service by me and my wife to create digital awareness among rural people. taught computer soft skills to more than 81 students from my village, Translated the pedagogy wheel into Tamil, setup a Multipurpose smart auditorium in my School with 200000 donation collected, sponsored 300 Free Dictionaries to students, prepared material for SSLC students in English and given to more than 45000 students free with CEO fund
Dr. Lakshmanbhai Chaudhari – GUJARAT
He worked as member of Core Group of National Repository of Open Educational Resource (NROER), Gujarat, MHRD. Also an expert for Evaluation of E-content for Physics in Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), New Delhi. He was chairman of “District Community Science Center-Patan”, recognize by Gujarat council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), DST, Govt. of India. He remained convener, Quality Development Circle, State Level Science Exhibition from 2002 to 2017. Worked as an Expert in “Bhaskryachary Institute of Space Application and Geo-informatics (BISAG)” Gandhinagar. He has written a book PATAN Ni VIRASAT. He is an Innovative teacher. Twenty one Innovations, prepared by me and submitted to the Education Innovation Bank of the IIM, Ahmedabad. Under his leadership, his school received the “Best School Award-2008”, “Best school Award-2014” and “Best School State Award-2015” and cash award 3,00,000 INR. He has motivated people & get a donation of Rs.16,04 ,000/- from NRI and local donors for well-being of school. He has several awards to his credit and he is the 1st National ICT Awardee from Gujarat.
Neeru Mittal – DELHI
She is a computer science educator, teaching 11th and 12th graders for the past 22 years. She is also Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Certified Educator, Skype Master Teacher, Global SDG Ambassador, Global Minecraft Mentor, Microsoft Office Specialist, Teacher trainer and the IT school coordinator presently. She advocates inculcating programming skills in students. She has made paperless classroom by inculcating technology in teaching. She is expert in STEM Education & have established robotics club of students in my school. As part of our social Initiative, she is providing ICT education to children of nearby government schools and slum areas. They are given Basic IT training after school hours. The number of children is growing gradually. She is also educating underprivileged kids with the help of a charitable trust. Under her leadership as project co coordinator, her school was selected for NCERT all India competition on “Innovative Practices and experiment in education for schools and teacher education institutions “Award for the year 2015-16. She co- authored a series of ICT books for Government schools of Ghana. My co- author is Geoffrey Gelly an education advisor for Knet Government schools network Ghana.
Bhavna Chibber – HARYANA
She is educating underprivileged students in evening hours and raising funds for these students for their school tuition fees with the help of several NGO’s. She has also conducted workshops for the women empowerment and education in different educational institutions. She is working with few other organizations to help the school in e-waste management. She is the most prominent member of GEG India community and keeps motivating educators on web literacy apps and tools. She has written computer book series for classes 1 to 5 & content writer for Oxford publication.. She hold a workshop on Cyber Security and School Profile in South Dartmoor Community College UK, London , UK during my visit in July , 2015 to that school. She framed ICT curriculum for NCERT CIET for classes I to X in 2017 & also acted as CBSE JEE observer.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh - BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY (BHU)
He is M.Sc. (Bioinformatics) in 2005, MBA (Information Technology and Human Resource Development) in 2010 and Ph.D. (Bioinformatics) in 2015. Presently he is working as Information Officer at Centre for Bioinformatics, School of Biotechnology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He is the Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Medical and Clinical Research. He is lifetime member of Indian Society of Vegetable Science, International Association of Engineers and International Forensic Science. His working areas are Genome Informatics, NGS Data Analysis, Forensic Biotechnology, DNA Fingerprinting, Cyber Forensic and Forensic Psychology. He published 65 Research Articles and 54 conference proceedings. He is serving in area of In silico Biology since last 12 years. For his outstanding In silico Biology work, he received Best Citizens of India Award 2014, Glory of India Award 2017, Bharat Excellence Award 2017 and Rising Men of India Award 2017 awards. His major focal area is Digital Biology and specially working for Information Technology Revolution to Forever Green Revolution for Human Welfare.
Balaji Jadhav – MAHARASHTRA
Balaji is a primary school teacher and presently he is also a member of e-Gov. IT cell , state video creation team. And many other organization w.r.t. IT use in education. He has made 25 offline android app for education. 500 free online test exams for competitive exams, written 10 articles on technology, attended 200 teachers’ workshops by state govt., arranged 5 lakhs funds for school welfare by motivating the local people. He has made virtual rips to 25 countries with his student to provide them global exposure. He has got state best web award & his work also recognized by Google, Microsoft, and MKCL & Gujrat Govt. Daily more than 12,000 schools, students & teachers across the state are being benefited by his online test, videos, apps, & tutorials. He has done a commendable job at primary level besides limited resources.
Raju Pokharnikar – PUNE
He is a primary teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Pune and is also a social worker. He is serving the society in different spheres along with teaching. He has adapted well to the modern trends in teaching and his lessons are based on animations, Videos, power point presentation by using modern technological devices like LCD, White Boards, Cameras, headphone, mobile apps. He has promoted learning in rural areas by giving free demos to more than 5000 students. He has also been working as a volunteer for the “Digital India” programme launched by Ministry of HRD, Government of India and had contributed in bringing awareness among the school children and village people on “The use of Mobile Apps, Debit Card and Credit Cards, PayTM, Bhim Apps, ATM “etc. for Digital Cashless Services .He mobilized the society for “SAVE WATER” “CONSERVATION OF TREES”, “BANN ON PLASTIC BAGS” etc. by giving free demos at his own expenses. He ha got Ideal Teacher Award 2016 & Phule Shahu Ambedkar Rashtriya Lokmitra Puraskar 2017 for his outstanding services.