Bringing laurels to the institution and making the entire city proud, Kaveri Adhikari, principal of Tagore Public School (TPS) has been awarded the National Teachers Award. The award, given by the Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), was conferred to the principal of TPS at a function organised in Delhi on September 4. The award was given to Kaveri by the Union Minister of Human Resource and Development (HRD), M Pallam Raju in the presence of the minister of state for education, Jitin Prasada and Shashi Tharoor along with the chairman of CBSE, Vineet Joshi and secretary MHRD, Bhattacharya.
Kaveri Adhikari started her teaching career as a primary teacher in the year 1988 and in 26 years of her teaching career, she influenced and motivated many of her students. She took the post of principal of TPS in the year 2004 and since then TPS has never looked back under her able administration.
"I feel honoured as this award not only gives recognition for your work but also motivates you and puts you in a more responsible position," said Kaveri while talking to TOI after returning to her school with the award on Friday. This award is for all who have been associated with me and my struggle, she added.
It was a momentous day for TPS when its principal, Kaveri Adhikari returned from Delhi after getting the CBSE National Teachers Award. All the teachers and students were anxiously waiting for her arrival and gave her a warm welcome when she entered school. She was welcomed by the manager of TPS, Dr RK Tandon with the school band which filled the whole atmosphere with pride. He recollected the memories when Kaveri Adhikari was appointed as the principal of the school. Administrative officer, Maya Bajpai gave her heartiest congratulations.