MS felicitates teachers in AP

By : |April 28, 2005 0

NEW DELHI: Microsoft Corporation India presented teachers in Andhra Pradesh with its Innovative teachers awards under its nation-wide program, Project Shiksha – ‘Empowering the future’. The Andhra Pradesh education minister Nedurumalli Rajyalaksmi felicitated the winners along with Microsoft Corporation India public sector director Nandu Pradhan.

Rajyalaksmi also launched the 2005-2006 training calendar for teachers under Project Shiksha and announced the commencement of an inter-school ICT competition in the Project Shiksha trained schools.

The winning teachers under the ‘Innovative Teachers Awards’ were selected on the basis of the innovative way in which they used IT for classroom teaching. The contest was held amongst teachers who had been trained under Microsoft’s Project Shiksha at the Microsoft IT Academy in Hyderabad.

Commenting on the announcement, Rajyalaksmi said, “We believe that IT has tremendous potential to contribute towards the education process. Microsoft’s vision of digital inclusion is in synergy with our mission to create an IT-enabled society. We are confident that our dream to make Andhra Pradesh a model IT-empowered state will be realized through our partnership with Microsoft.”

Commenting on the teacher training, Pradhan said, “At Microsoft we are striving to create a knowledge-driven society in India. Our comprehensive program Project Shiksha aims to enhance the teaching and learning experience, and to empower students and teachers alike to realize their full potential with technology. The IT academy in Hyderabad is a key deliverable under our partnership with the state government for accelerating IT literacy in the state and is aimed at providing state-of-the-art infrastructure to unleash the next wave of IT education in Andhra Pradesh.”

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