Disabled Uttarakhand teacher is in Top 50 contenders for $1 million award

Pradeep Negi is a disabled Indian teacher in Uttarakhand and has been named among the top 50 contenders for a $1 million global award.

Negi teaches economics, social science and computer science at Government Inter College BHEL Ranipur in Haridwar.

He has been named as one of the 50 finalists who have been shortlisted for the annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018.

He has been selected from over 30,000 nominations and applications from 173 countries around the world.

Negi is happy to be chosen as the one of the top 50teachrs in the world and believes that hard work pays off.

Pradeep Negi became physically disabled at the age of two due to polio and moves around on wheelchair.

Negi has also helped train more than 1,200 teachers in his state.

He was awarded the National Award of ICT by the President of India in New Delhi in 2014.

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