Most of us owe it to our teachers. But, it is also true that once we've passed through the portals of education, we tend to forget the dedication the teachers have shown in making winners out of us - ordinary people.
This year, the United Nations celebrates International Year of Chemistry - IYC 2011. This is a worldwide initiative focusing on the achievements of Chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. See www.chemistry2011.org
To celebrate IYC 2011 in India, we have instituted the 'Best Chemistry Teacher Award'. This Award will appreciate the efforts of exemplary individuals involved in teaching Chemistry and its allied components at various educational levels. The nominees could be class XI and XII, undergraduate courses and post graduate level teachers.