Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his deputy Ajit Pawar on Monday congratulated Ranjitsinh Disale, a Solapur school teacher who recently won the coveted $ 1 million Global Teacher Award.
According to an official statement, the parents of the school teacher Zilla Parishad (ZP) were also congratulated on the occasion.
Ministers Balasaheb Thorat, Eknath Shinde, Aaditya Thackeray, Varsha Gaikwad and others were present, the statement said.
Primary school teacher ZP from Paritewadi, a village of less than 2,000 in the Solapur district of Maharashtra, was recognized for his efforts to promote girls’ education.
Disale has said that he will share 50% of the prize money among his fellow finalists.