The SBERA Awards 2020 – Changemakers of Punjab!

September, 2020: A teacher is the means for young minds to imagine, young souls to introspect, young hearts to yearn and young hands to raise to change the world. While the presence of a teacher stays limited to the classrooms, there are lessons that teachers give that shape who we are, without even acknowledging the difference that they made in our lives. To honour the teachers who create the leaders of tomorrow, Bharti Foundation organised the Satya Bharti Educational Rockstar Achievers (SBERA) Awards.

The SBERA Awards is the platform that recognises and facilitates teachers for not only their pedagogical achievements but also their extraordinary efforts to bring about a transformation.

This year, the SBERA Awards witnessed hundreds of entries in the three different categories namely:

  1. The teachers’ Subject Knolwedge Test Awards for exemplary subject specific knowledge
  2. The Pedagogical Awards for recognition by valuable titles and organisations
  3. The Teachers’ Changemaker Awards for preventing the outbreak of COVID-19

A total of 25 out of 42 awards were bagged by the Satya Bharti School teachers from Punjab in the above three categories.

The Teachers’ Subject Knowledge Test Awards in the Primary and Elementary Category were won by Ms. Harpreet Kaur from Kanjali, Sangrur, Ms. Kavita from Lakhowal, Ludhiana (E), Ms. Kuljit Kaur from Bath, Amritsar, Mr. Prem Devi from Jhaneri, Sangrur, with a tie for the National Topper between Ms. Kuldeep Kaur from Sialka, Amritsar and Ms. Satvinder Kaur from Kandhargarh, Sangrur. The Senior Secondary category winners were Ms. Rupinder Kaur from Jhaneri, Sangrur, Ms. Ritu Rani from Jhaneri, Sangrur, Ms. Jagdeep Kaur from Rauni, Ludhiana (E), Ms. Mandeep Kaur from Rauni, Ludhiana (E), Ms. Kirandeep Kaur from Chogawan, Amritsar, Ms. Mandeep Kaur from Jhaneri Sangrur, Ms. Mandeep Kaur from Fattubhilla, Amritsar and the National Topper title was awarded to Ms. Jagdeep Kaur from Rauni, Ludhiana (E).

The Satya Bharti School teachers have worked relentlessly to ensure that no child is left deprived of education. For their determined endeavours, they have been awarded different Pedagogical awards as well. From the state of Punjab, Mr. Amarjeet from Behlolpur, Ludhiana (E) and Ms. Harpreet Kaur from Jhaneri, Sangrur, have been awarded the ‘Regional Topper – Middle School Maths’ and the ‘Subject Topper – Secondary School Maths’ award respectively by CENTA (Centre for Teacher Accreditation). Mr. Sharanjeet Kaur from Tungaheri, Ludhiana (W), has also been presented with the ZIIEI (Zero Investment Innovation for Education Initiatives) Award 2020, which was felicitated by HRD Minister Mr. Ramesh Pohkriyal “Nishank” for Innovation Idea.

The world, these days, is facing a challenging situation and everyone is doing everything in their power to fight the Coronavirus. However, there are some of us who are going above and beyond their call of duty to not only safeguard themselves but also everyone around them. To celebrate the teachers of the Satya Bharti Schools who have prevented the outbreak in their communities, the Teachers’ Changemaker Awards were presented to the following teachers from Punjab:

SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND PARENTS DURING COVID-19

Prevention of outbreak through comprehensive awareness (GOLD)

Paramjeet Kaur from Khanpur, Ludhiana (E): Paramjit made extraordinary efforts to educate people in her community about COVID-19 prevention measures. She leveraged technology to spread awareness through virtual plays on platforms like Google Meet, Zoom and YouTube. She also involved other teachers to make this initiative a success.

SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND PARENTS DURING COVID-19

Prevention of outbreak through distribution of Safety Kits (BRONZE)

Surinder Kaur from Gosal, Ludhiana (E): When Surinder saw children going out in public without masks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, she understood the gravity of the situation. She took immediate steps and got herself involved in making and distributing masks among children and their families.

SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND PARENTS DURING COVID-19

Prevention of outbreak through contributing and facilitating distribution of food supplies (SILVER)

Sharanjeet Kaur from Tungaheri, Ludhiana (W): Sharanjit, during her online interaction with students, learnt that their families were facing food shortage during the lockdown. She was quick to respond and informed the sarpanch about the situation. Because of her efforts, ration was arranged for all the families who were struggling to acquire food supplies.

SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND PARENTS DURING COVID-19

Prevention of outbreak through contributing and facilitating distribution of food supplies (GOLD)

Jaswant Singh from Hanbran, Ludhiana (W): After receiving calls from parents of children about shortage of food in their village, Jaswant left no stone unturned to ensure nobody sleeps empty stomach. He contacted the Sarpanch and other influential people of the area, and arranged cooked food, thereafter, ensuring that families got their rations on time.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

Prevention of outbreak through comprehensive awareness (BRONZE)

Anita Grover from Ladhowal, Ludhiana (W): To check the spread of COVID-19 in her community, Anita took up the responsibility to aware people about the disease and preventions means. Every day, she called people informing them about the steps they should take to protect themselves from the coronavirus. She still continues to do so.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

Prevention of outbreak through distribution of Safety Kits (SILVER)

Harleen Kaur from Bath, Amritsar: Adept in sewing, Harleen used old clothes in her house to stitch masks. She distributed them among the needy in her community to save them from the coronavirus.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

Prevention of outbreak through contributing and facilitating distribution of food supplies (BRONZE)

Rupinder Kaur from Hambran, Ludhiana (W): Rupinder ensured during the lockdown that everybody in her community got their quota of ration.  She consistently worked with the Sarpanch to provide uninterrupted food supplies to those in need.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

Prevention of outbreak through contributing and facilitating distribution of food supplies (SILVER)

Daljit Kaur from Khiduwali, Amritsar: Daljit show exemplary service to society during the lockdown. She used her savings to buy food packets and distribute them among the needy. She also involved many people, including her family members, friends and relatives living abroad, in her initiative.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks for their contribution in transforming rural India!

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  • To support School Heads / Principals and strengthen the curriculum planning, delivery and class room
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  • To optimize usage and improvement of school’s infrastructure and facilities especially working toilets,
    functional library, computer labs, Science labs and energized classrooms.
  • To activate critical processes such as sports, drawing and other student cantered activities and events.
  • To smoothen academic operations throughout the year and also non-academic operations viz sports
    day, annual day, republic day, community volunteering, PTM etc.
  • To support teachers through interactive sessions.
  • To conduct subject wise week in schools for Science, English and Math linked with the annual
    curriculum.
  • To extend technical support to teachers on subject specific skills.
  • To support on difficult concepts and conduct specific need-based refresher training.
  • To extending support in planning the entire academic year including curriculum rollout, remedial,
    assessments and processes for ongoing monitoring and mentoring.
  • Candidates should aware about local language.