Nitte announces best school award winners

Nitte announces best school award winners

Nitte Education Trust and Nitte (Deemed to be University) have announced the winners of the Dr Nitte Shankara Adyanthaya Memorial Best School Awards for the year 2018.

Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva High School Alike has emerged as the Best Rural Kannada Medium School in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod districts and will receive a prize of Rs 15 lakh.

Shri Ramakunjeshwara High School, Puttur stands second in the category and will receive a prize of Rs 10 lakhs.

Sri Annapoorneshwari High School, Agalpady has been selected for a special prize of Rs 3 lakhs as the best among the schools from rural Kannada medium schools in Kasargod district.

Dr Nitte Shankara Adyanthaya Memorial Best School Awards were constituted in 2016 with the objective of recognising rural Kannada medium schools excelling in all spheres of education. Schools are evaluated on the performance of students in 10th Standard examinations, achievements in sports, cultural and other extracurricular activities and innovative practices in school education.

For the year 2017-18, applications were invited from the schools of three districts – Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod and short-listed schools were visited and assessed by a team of educationists. The Award Committee was headed by Justice N Santosh Hegde, former Lokayukta of Karnataka and included representatives of the district offices of Public Instruction/Education.

The prizes will be awarded at a function to be held on March 16 at K S Hegde Auditorium, Deralakatte. Justice N Santhosh Hegde will present the awards and N Vinaya Hegde, Chairman, Nitte Education Trust will preside over the function.