✍️By Special Correspondent
Lions Club International District presented “Gurukul Awards”- defining excellence in education – 10th editions on Saturday 19th November, 2022, at Lions Children Corner, Deshapriya Park, and Kolkata .
It was organized by Lions Club of Kolkata, Mother Teresa Sarani in association with Lions Club of Calcutta Kankurgachhi, powered by FACES & DUCKBACK.
Lions Gurukul Awards was conceived and conceptualized by its Founder Chairman, Lion Ashish Jhunjhunwalla in the year 2007 under the banner of Lions Club of Kolkata Mother Teresa Sarani, when the 1st edition of Gurukul Awards was organized. It is only one of its kinds in Eastern India since then.
Education is the integral tool that aids the development of human civilization where teachers play the key role to educate one individual. The relationship between teacher and the student is the foundation to create an educational atmosphere that is both pleasant and effective. Thus “Gurukul Awards” honored the bond between the teacher (Guru) and student (Shishya) and are given to those who had managed to keep this sacred tradition alive. “Gurkul Awards” does not reward just excellence but sustained excellence over a period of time.
There are more than 65 categories of AWARDS which extends the length and breadth of the EDCATIONAL FRATERNITY, viz. Montessori, Schools, Colleges, Private Institutes, Board Toppers, Professional Exams’ Toppers, Life Time Achievement Award Etc.
Few Awardees of the 10th Edition were –
1 .Best Pre-School – Little Bright Stars Pre-School
- School of the Year (CBSE) – LAKSHMIPAT SINGHANIA ACADEMY
(ICSE)- LA MARTINIERE FOR BOYS
(WB) – THE BSS SCHOOL
- Principal of the Year – (School) – Loveleen Saigal, Birla high school
(College)- Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio , St. Xavier’s College
- College of the Year – St. XAVIERS COLLEGE
- EDUCATIONIST OF THE YEAR – Ms. SUVINA SHUNGLU, SRI SRI ACADEMY
- LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – MR. TERENCE IRELAND, ST JAMES’ SCHOOL
- BEST PRIVATE UNIVERSITY – JIS UNIVERSITY
- BEST MAINTAINED COLLEGE – J D BIRLA INSTITUTE
- BEST MAINTAINED SCHOOL – DPS MEGACITY
Ashissh Jhunjhunwalla, Founder & Chairman of Gurukul Awards said, “The motive for organizing the Gurukul awards ceremony is to recognize excellence in education as well as to motivate students, teachers, principals’ educationists and educational institutes to reach to greater heights and achieve success.”
IMRAN ZAKI – PRESIDENT – FACES
Also, Imran Zaki, the President of Faces said, “It’s my pleasure to be a part of this “Gurukul Awards”. I believe that people are the most valuable asset. And today is the moment of proud to award those who has reached the milestone in their profession and sets their sights on future ambitions. I wish them all the success in their future.”