Deepan K.S. has one rule he follows diligently. “I do everything without expecting anything in return for what I do,” he says. It is probably this selflessness that made him the recipient for the National Teacher Award this year. His work has been recognised by the public and the government.
When Mr. Deepan receives the award from the President of India on September 5 at New Delhi, he would be setting an example for a generation that ignores the environment. It will also be the greatest reward for a man who is upholding the message of preserving nature. The award is being given by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Mr. Deepan, a teacher at the Thrithalloor U.P. School in Thrissur, has had a long career. Rather than teaching the conventional way, Mr. Deepan has always tried to implement an educational system with a focus on the environment.