Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik felicitates National Award Winning Teacher Om Prakash Mishra

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik felicitates National Award Winning Teacher Om Prakash Mishra at Secretariat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed Omprakash Mishra, a teacher from Jeypore in Koraput district of Odisha. Modi met Mishra personally and highly appreciated his effective use of school labs and technology in teaching of science and mathematics.

The 48-year-old teacher is the only teacher from Odisha among the 45 teachers selected for the national award given by the Ministry of Human Resources Development this year.

Mishra, who was honoured with the state governments best teacher award last year, said he had begun his teaching career from remote Mathapada high school under Boipariguda block in the district in 1998.

During his stint at Mathapada, he realised that practical classes were difficult to be conducted in rural areas as science equipment were not easily available. So he planned to write a science practical handbook to help teachers of rural areas and wrote ‘Experimento’ in 2015.

This apart, to help the students in clearing the national means-cum-merit scholarship (NMMS) test, which is conducted for Class 8 students, he prepared a 40-day practice book ‘Kinetics’.Mishra, has also co-authored two books titled ‘Transit’ and ‘Transit-2’ a bridge course in mathematics for students of Classes 7, 8 and 9.

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