Rotary Gurudakshine Award

Gurudakshine is a joint project of four rotary clubs in Rotary International District 3190 .

Gurudakshine has two objectives:One–‘Gurudakshine Awards’ for outstanding teachers in 8 categories and Two-to build a corpus to help the Teachers at their time of need.

Rotary Gurudakshine Award

Pleased to release the details of much awaited `Gurudakshine Award,. They are pleased to invite nominations for the Gurudakshine Award from the Educators. Following are the categories of Awards for the excellence in Teaching by Teachers/ Educators working in the respective areas.Nomination can be done by self/anyone or Institution or organisation or Rotary Clubs. Documentation requirements are same in both cases.

Categories of Awards1.Pre-Primary 2.Primary3.High School 4.College 5.Sports 6.Art and Music 7.Traditional Knowledge 8. Special Children

Requirements for Nomination

a)Brief ProfilePlease attach Nominees brief profile in pdfwith the following details 1. Name, Address, CurrentInstitution, 2. Contact No, Email Id 3. Area of basic work.4.Impact created –Recent 2-3 years and in the past 5. No.of years of Experience 6. Educational Qualification, 7. Organizations worked for 8. Contribution in other areas. 9. Other Awards received if anyb)Submission of a Portfolio:A teaching portfolio is usually a document that describes and documents different aspects of theirprofessionalachievements. Teaching portfolios are usually 6–10 pages in length, and maycontain supplementary material in appendices.A teaching portfolio is similar to an artist’s portfolio: it is a material record of things developed in practising your profession. It contains both primary material –
documents produced in the course of teaching and
secondary material – documents produced in reflection upon teaching. Creating portfolios allows teachers to think seriously about their teaching
goals and strategies, and to present those thoughts to others.

For these Gurudakshine Awards create a portfolio to:

  1. Showcase 3 innovative ideas in teaching, learning or assessment that teachers have recently tried out with their students.
  2. Each of these ideas must be described in about 300 words and accompanied by at least 2 samples of evidence of the idea having been implemented in class – in the form of 2 photographs, 2 min video clips, student feedback, school head’s or peer feedback and a self-reflection on what makes the idea
    innovative for you.
    c) Service above Self :
    Please describe instances of service extending beyond self (Selfless Service) involving you in your past.
    This shall be a pdf file.
    Additional requirements for nomination for category 5 and 6 : Please provide details of your 3 students with their contact details who have achieved in their respective
    field under your guidance
    iii.Selection Process
    Phase 1 – Nomination and Submission of Entries :
    Nominations must be submitted either
    A) Online at or
    B) On a DVD or store on a Pen Drive and courier to : Rtn. Prasannakumari. D-304. Mantri Elite.
    Bannerghatta Road. Bangalore 560976. Ph : 9449750492
    (Please write the title of the Awards: Gurudakshine, Name of the teacher, Category of Award, Name of the school: Contact number of teacher E-Mail id of teacher on the CD /DVD / Pen drive)
    Organisers will not be responsible for lost entries. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified.
    Phase 2 – Shortlisting and Panel Interview
    Shortlisted candidates will be intimated and will be required to attend a panel interview at Bengaluru

iv.Time Lines
Last date for submission of nomination forms and portfolios: 5th March 2021
Intimation to shortlisted candidates for Panel Interview: 14th Mar 2021
Panel Interview: Starts from 21 Mar 2021
Award Presentation: 25 Apr 2021, Sunday, 5pm.

v. Selection Committee : Jury for Gurudakshine Award consists of eminent educationists – Dr. Gururaj Karajagi (Academy of Creative Teaching)
Sri Ashok Kamath (Akshara Foundation) , Dr. Jyotsna Bapat, (Dean IIIT Bangalore)
Sri G K Vishwanathan (Sports Academy) , Smt. Maya Menon (The Teacher Foundation)

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