Indian School Darsait organized a unique contest in connection with Teacher’s Day Celebration.

This idea to inspire the educators to think differently was conceived by Mr. Jaikish Pavithran, the President of School Management Committee. Teachers were given three questions to ponder upon and answer: What, according to you, is the best definition of a teacher? What are the five best qualities of a teacher? What are the five traits a teacher should never possess during his/her teaching career?

The response to this thought provoking contest was indeed overwhelming with 100% participation from both Primary & Senior Sections of the school. An acclaimed panel of judges headed by Mr. Varghese Tharakan, Head, Sports Sub Committee and ably supported by Mr. M.P. Vinoba, Senior Principal and Educational Advisor, BoD, Dr. Sridevi P.Thashnath, Principal, Mr. Mohammed Tufail Ahmad, Head Purchase Subcommittee, SMC, Mrs. Blessy Diana Shijin, Head Co-Curricular & Cultural Subcommittee, SMC, Mr. Vinod Kumar. K, Head Parent Relations Subcommittee, SMC adjudicated this phenomenal contest.

Mrs. Preethi Nair won the first prize of INR. 5001/, Memento and Certificate for her exalted words of description of a teacher, Mrs. Sreekala Manoharan who bagged the second prize of INR. 3001/, Memento and Certificate was exceptional in portraying the qualities of a teacher and Mrs. Bhavya Vijelesh secured the third prize of INR. 2001 , Memento and Certificate for delineating her wondrous thought-provoking words. Besides, Mrs. Beena Govind, Mrs. Kala Siddharth, Mr. Saju Joseph and Mrs. Ramna Gupta won the consolation prizes of Memento and Certificate for their overwhelming words.

The President and the Members of the School Management Committee along with the Principal conveyed their appreciation to all the winners for their triumphs and envisaged that such prizes and recognitions would encourage them to continue their service with added vigour and enthusiasm.

The President deeply appreciated Mr. Varghese Tharakan for convening and heading the panel in the most prolific manner and extended a note of deep appreciation to Mr. Vinod, Mrs Blessy and Mr. Mohammad Tufail Ahmad for their unflinching support and inexhaustible guidance in actualizing it to a grand feat. Principal expressed her sincere gratitude to President, Mr. Jaikish Pavithran for initiating the innovative concept and the exemplary guidance given in making it an effectuating venture. She also thanked the panel for their effort in finding the right winners as per the criteria and guideline given.

The winners were announced through the PA system simultaneously in both the sections by the panel members, Mrs. Shama Shamsuddhin, Head – SEN Subcommittee and Mr. Naveen Sudhakaran, Head – Safe Transport Subcommittee and were received with thunderous applause by the students. The felicitation of the winners has been planned on the Republic Day Celebrations to be held on 26th Jan 2019 at the Senior School Campus. The prize winning definition of ‘a Teacher’ will be inscribed on a plaque and displayed at both the sections of the school.