(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Teachers of Indian schools in Oman will be recognised for excellence at the third annual awards ceremony for teaching excellence on November 8.Addressing a recent press conference, Suresh Virmani, chairman of Monprit Trust, which instituted the awards in 2010, said the awards ceremony will take place at the auditorium of Indian School Ghubra (ISG).Awards will be given for six categories, which include kindergarten, primary, middle, secondary and extracurricular activities including sports and special education.The awards shall carry a medal, citation and cash prize of RO250 and will be named Dr H L Virmani Award for Teaching Excellence. The core committee, which comprises academicians from Indian schools in Oman, nominates at least two teachers in each category and forwards it to the jury-cum-awards committee, which then selects the best in each category accordingly.Other members of the core committee are Cdr Mathew Abraham, advisor to the board of Indian schools and secretary of core committee, principals of Indian School Muscat, Indian School Wadi Kabir, ISG, Indian School Darsait and Indian School Seeb.The key note speaker for the ceremony will be Captain G R Gopinath, founder of Air Deccan, India's first low cost airline. Joining him will be Dr Meenakshi Bharat, who is a green activist in Bengaluru, India and Kashish, a senior correspondent and news anchor of NDTV, an Indian news channel. H E J S Mukul, the Ambassador of India to the sultanate, will be the guest of honour during the occasion.''The idea is to make the teaching community feel important as they are part of a noble profession. Teachers mould students for their future and hence the teaching excellence awards are constituted to commemorate them,'' said Virmani.The Monprit Trust in Oman is represented by Bridget Ganguly, Anil Nahar, Radha Mukherji, Rayees Ahmed and Ameer Ahamed.