In another accolade for the Union Territory (UT), Neeru Sangotra, a primary school teacher of KV AFS Highground school in Chandigarh is among the special guests invited to witness the Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi on August 15.
As many as 25 teachers, along with their families, are among around 1,800 persons who have been invited to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation from ramparts of the iconic monument.
The initiative to invite the people from all walks of life, across India, and be a part of the celebrations has been taken by the central government in line with its initiative of ‘Jan Bhagidari’.
Of the 50 teachers invited to witness the celebrations, Sangotra, a resident of Mohali (Punjab) is one of them.
Speaking to DD Punjab, Sangotra thanked Modi for inviting her as a special guest and recognise her commitment towards teaching young students. She said that with innovative pedagogy she tries to perform her duties and responsibilities with full enthusiasm.
Notably, she was first in her school to launch a campaign to aware children and parents to “shun school bag load from soft shoulder of students of Class 1-5, and also was first to start campaign related with cleanliness drive way back in 2012 under the project “who will do this work”.