Himachal teacher gets national award; donates money to Leh children

Shimla: Dr. Meera Singh, principal, Laureate Public School Shimla was presented the national award by President Pratibha Patil for the year 2009 for her contribution in the field of education.

A citation and cash prize of Rs. 25,000 was presented to Dr. Singh in a function organised at New Delhi today.

Dr. Meera Singh donated the cash prize of Rs. 25,000 in the prime minister’s Relief Fund to create education infrastructure for the flood-affected children of Leh.

At a function in New Delhi 374 teachers from different parts of the country were facilitated with national awards for the year 2009 for their outstanding contribution to the field of education on the occasion of teachers’ day.

Dr. Meera Singh has earlier been awarded prestigious Paul Herris Fellowship, Green Earth Award and Bhartiya Sahitya Samman Award besides other awards and recognition from various government and non-government organisations.

She is also president of the Shimla Amateur Garden and Environment Society for last three years and has been associated with the implementation of the Green Shimla and Clean Shimla Project.

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