Best Teacher from India Wins 7crore


Maharashtra Primary School teacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $1 million prize money to the runners-up.

The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO, celebrates "exceptional" teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession.





Ranjitsinh Disale, a teacher at Zilla Parishad Primary School, in the village of Paritewadi in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, was chosen as winner from more than 12,000 nominations and applications, from over 140 countries around the world.

The award recognized his efforts to promote girls' education at the school, whose pupils are mostly from tribal communities.



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