Mcleodganj : Tibetan Spiritual Guru the Dalai Lama wrote to Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary school teacher in Maharashtra, to congratulate him on winning this year’s Global Teacher Prize. “I would like to congratulate you on being named the world’s most exceptional teacher and to express my admiration for your generosity in sharing half the prize money with runners up in the competition. Educating young children, especially from poor and needy backgrounds is perhaps the best way to help them as individuals, and actively contributes to creating a better world. “Your work to ensure that disadvantaged girls go to school, as well as your efforts to prepare study materials for them in their own language, the online science lessons you offer pupils in 83 countries and your project building connections between young people in conflict zones are all vivid examples of compassion in action.
“When you say, “Together we can make a difference, we can make this world a better place”, you are absolutely right. THE Dalai Lama said,I am sure your exemplary service will encourage other brothers and sisters to follow in your footsteps.” Spiritual Guru concluded with an offering of prayers and good wishes. Zilla Parishad Primary School teacher of Paritewadi village, Ranjitsinh Disale emerged the winner from 10 finalists from across the world for the annual prize founded by the Varkey Foundation in 2014 to recognise an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. He won the prize for his efforts to promote girls’ education and trigger a quick-response (QR) coded textbook revolution in India.