Guruvar Teacher Awards
The Varkey GEMS Foundation initiated the Guruvar teachers awards in India to recognize the critical role that teachers play in the community. They are the biggest and most valuable teacher awards in the world.
The Foundation believes that a healthy and sound education system is one of the pillars for any developing nation. A proper education can lift people out of poverty; it can educate us on the importance of cultural and religious tolerance and help us tackle other global challenges like, climate change.
Teachers create the leaders of tomorrow in all facets of society. For these reasons the Foundation believes that teaching is the noblest of professions. We need to continue to acknowledge our teachers and promote teaching as a preferred profession amongst the youth in India.
“The Guruwar Awards has honoured my vocation as a teacher. The award has made me profoundly happy and my school, family and friends proud.”
Award winner, Mrs. Anna Pinto
“These awards help to uplift the status and honour of the teachers in the society and thereby attract the new generation to select this profession.”
Award winner, Suresh Mannarasala
“This award has inspired me to continue in this profession with the same spirit, but with more dedication and commitment. It gives me an added responsibility to strive and work hard to produce better results in the days to come.”
Award winner, Vedala Simhadri