Teachers are one of the most influential people in society as their teachings and beliefs are quite highly regarded and often followed without a second thought. Teachers in the country are not just an example of an intellectually gifted person but are an embodiment of empathy and grace. Every time they have been recognized, it speaks volumes of their power to change the world.
Two Indian teachers will now be recognized for their work as they are currently listed among the top 50 teachers globally and might be the best teacher in the world and win the $1million Global Teacher Prize. Satyam Mishra, A Mathematics teacher from Bhagalpur, Bihar, is one of the teachers featured in the top 50 list. At the same time, a teacher from our city Meghana Musunuri makes it to the list and becomes the first to be shortlisted from India.
Meghana Musunuri is not just a teacher of social, science, and mathematics but is also a philanthropist and a person who is an education futurist and is quite keen on contributing to society. At the same time, she runs Fountainhead Global School & Junior College in Miyapur. The committee interviewed the city teacher. Her contribution to education and her community service, and her role in helping the environment got her into this list from more than 5000 applications worldwide.
Miss Musunuri has described her joy to be part of this recognition. She considers the award equal to a Nobel prize for teachers and wishes to make it to the top 10 as she gears up for more interviews.
A gulf firm Varkey Foundation conducts the prize and the entire program of recognition and UNESCO that recognizes some of the best teachers across the globe promotes their unique teaching methods and applauds some of their methods and ideologies about the environment and their community service.