Rotary Club of Madras presents the Educator Extraordinaire Award to Mrs. Omana Thomas, Principal of Sishya School, Chennai on Teacher’s Day


Chennai, September 5th 2023: Annually, the Rotary Club of Madras presents the Educator Extraordinaire Award to a distinguished individual who has made significant contributions to the field of education.

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, The Rotary Club of Madras felicitates Mrs. Omana Thomas on all her achievements, and appreciates her innovations and initiatives with the Educator Extraordinaire Award in the presence of Rtn.Ravi Sundaresan, President, Rotary Club of Madras.

She is an inspiration to many, a path-breaker in her work, one who has strived for excellence and keeps abreast of the times. Mrs. Omana Thomas M.Ed., is a well-known educationist, famed for helming Sishya as its Principal for over twenty years. She has built upon the founding principles of Sishya, a school where childhood is treasured and nurtured.

Speaking at the event, Mrs. Omana Thomas, the Principal of Sishya School, said “I am very grateful and honoured to receive the Educator Extraordinaire Award from the Rotary Club of Madras for this annual year. Teachers’ Day is dedicated to all teachers and the role they play in shaping their students’ lives. Giving us a purpose for setting us up as successful citizens of the world, teachers inspire in us a drive to do well and succeed in life and to recognise this hard work of our mentors and gurus. Teachers’ Day is celebrated with great pomp and show.”

Rotarian Ravi Sundaresan, President, Rotary Club of Madras, added “On this occasion it was a nice experience to have come together to celebrate not only the teacher’s accomplishments but also the positive impact they have on our lives. The teacher’s hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed, and the Rotary Club of Madras believe this is a wonderful opportunity to relax, socialize, and strengthen our bonds with the teaching community.”

The Rotary Club of Madras also honoured the Principals of 28 Interact Schools and Teachers of their centres on Teacher’s Day, 5th September who have made significant contributions to the field of education.

This was a day to honour and show gratitude to all educators and teachers. There was support in large numbers to applaud these educators from Rotarians, spouses and guests.

About Rotary Club of Madras:
Rotary Club of Madras is the third oldest Club in India, after Calcutta and Bombay. Rtn. James Wheeler Davidson, from Calgary, Canada, is credited with the formation of Rotary Club of Madras, while Rtn. C.G. Armstrong, Chairman, Madras Port Trust, was the first President. Rtn. Morton Chance, of the Hotel Chain, was the first Secretary. Rtn. Rajah Sir M.A. Muthiah and Rtn. Mohd. Usman were the first Indian Members of the Rotary Club of Madras.

Today, the Club has 250 Members, who are distinguished citizens of Chennai and leaders in their chosen businesses/professions/vocations. Eighteen illustrious Members from the Club have risen to the post of Governor of District 3230, including Rtn. PDG. Benjamin Cherian as the Centennial Governor during 2004–05.

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