CM Uddhav Thackeray felicitates Global Award Winner 'Ranjitsinh Disale'
This is not the first international recognition for Disale. He has earlier been recognised by Microsoft as the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his deputy Ajit Pawar on Monday felicitated Ranjitsinh Disale, a school teacher from Solapur who recently won the coveted USD 1 million Global Teacher Prize.
According to an official statement, the Zilla Parishad (ZP) school teacher's parents too were felicitated on the occasion. Ministers Balasaheb Thorat, Eknath Shinde, Aaditya Thackeray, Varsha Gaikwad and others were present, said the statement.
The ZP primary school teacher from Paritewadi, a village with less than 2,000 people in Maharashtra's Solapur district, was recognised for his efforts to promote girls' education. Disale has said he will share 50 per cent of the prize money among his fellow finalists.
This is not the first international recognition for Disale. He has earlier been recognised by Microsoft as the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. And also won the National Innovation Foundation’s Innovator of the Year Award in 2018.
Mr Disale would also donate some of the prize money to establish a Teachers Innovation Fund, which will help teachers like him bring ideas for students.
Since winning the award, Disale’s name has been trending on social media and he has got congratulatory messages from celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan but he is most excited to celebrate the achievement with his students in Paritewadi.
“I am going to meet them on Sunday and will celebrate with them. I have already shared the news with them and they are too happy. Now I want to see the happiness on their face,” Mr Disale said.