News Desk, Amar Ujala, Solapur
Updated Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:45 AM IST
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The Global Teachers Award, announced by UNESCO and the London-based Warkey Foundation, was announced on Thursday 3 December. The award-winning Disley teaches at Paritwadi Zilla Parishad School in Solapur district. The winner was announced by renowned film actor Stephen Frye at a ceremony held at the Natural History Museum in London.
More than 12 thousand teachers from 140 countries took part in this competition. Ranjit Singh received the award for his efforts to promote girls’ education and accelerate the quick-response (QR) coded textbook revolution in India.
The award was established in 2014 by the Warky Foundation. For this, 10 participants were selected from all over the world. This award is given to an exceptional teacher who has made outstanding contribution in his field of teaching. Disley has been congratulated by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on this achievement.
I’ll share 50% of the prize money with fellow top 10 finalists to support their work. I’ll use the rest for creation of a fund to support teachers who are doing good work: Ranjitsinh Disale, a school teacher in Solapur, Maharashtra who won $1-million Global Teacher Prize (03.12) pic.twitter.com/yStuhc2CeB
– ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2020
On the other hand, Disley has announced to share 50 percent of the prize money with nine other teachers who have reached the last round. He said that the remaining 50 percent will be used to create a fund which will be used to help teachers who are doing good work. The event was held virtually in view of Corona.