National Award

President Award for Teachers conferred on Mr.B M Chaudhari

      This year’s Prestigious President Award for teachers has been conferred on Mr. Balasaheb Chaudhari of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kagal Dist: Kolhapur by the hands of His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukharjee on 5th Sept 2012 in New Delhi for his yeoman service in the field of modern education. HRD Minister Shri Kapil Sibal and E Ahmad were present on this occasion.Born to illiterate parents, Mr. B M Chaudhari comes from a remote village of Kukkadwedhe which falls in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. He has been working as an English Teacher at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kagal Dist: Kolhapur since past 20 years.  He has brought several innovations in his teaching methodology, including fine use of technology.    

He has produced record breaking country topper results in his subject in X Class Board exams. Till today his thirty eight students have received the prestigious CBSE Merit Certificate in his subject. His IT Project ‘Multiple Intelligences’ has been adjudged as the National winner and he has the proud privilege to receive the Innovative Teachers Leadership Award in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. Besides, Mr. B M Chaudhari has been one of the seven delegates participated in a Workshop on Project Based Learning in Singapore.He strongly believes that when you come from nothing and you have nothing, then it makes you very hungry and determined. Today’s teachers will have to change themselves and take the strong tool of technology in their hands. He has been using information & technology to enhance the skills and core competence of his students and he has proved it through his results in the Board exams that Technology aided learning can bring miracles in education.

He is bestowed with Guru Param Award six times, Teacher of the year Award, Excellence in Education Award and National Award for his Outstanding Academic excellence. He has not only worked as a Resource person for numerous Teacher training Courses, but also organized the courses for the teaching fraternity. One of them is the workshop on developing Online and Print Manual in Web2 Technology at RIE Bhopal. He has developed his own website to enable his students worldwide to excel in his subject. He has developed an online assessment strategy for the fellow teachers and students. His projects ‘Gonds-Their Art & Culture’ and ‘Use of Web 2 Tools in Education’ have won national awards for him. His students have also developed award winning projects under his guidance.

Mr. B M Chaudhari has initiated various social projects such as ‘Save Baby Girl, Stop Bullying, Water is Elixir, Be Caring to Old folks etc’ He has developed videos and skits highlighting these social problems.He pays his sincere thanks to the Shri R T Lad, Principal, Mrs. Ancy George, Vice Principal, all teachers, family, parents and friends. The District Collector and the NVS Officials have congratulated him on his great success.