Mahira Khan Pays Tribute To Her Teachers At The Global Teacher Prize Ceremony
The Global Teacher Prize presented annually by Varkey Foundation is a US $1 million award to an outstanding teacher who has made a remarkable contribution to their profession. This year around, Salima Begum from Pakistan made it to the finalists. However, the award went to Maggie MacDonnell, a candidate from Canada who teaches at a school in a fly-in-only village in the Arctic.
Last year, Ali Zafar represented Pakistan at Global Teacher Prize.
Mahira took to the stage to announce the commencement of a National Teacher Prize where she quoted events from her childhood which led her to become the icon that she is today.
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"Teachers have the power to make a shy little girl like me believe in her dreams. We walk on red carpets, we get to support the causes close to our hearts. people like us — I talk about sportsmen, actors — we do all kinds of things, in fact, people like you and people around the world celebrate our success. But the ones teachers the very people who shape the next generation, don't often get thanked i would say not enough, You are the stars, the true stars."
She was also seen bonding with Indian actor, Ranbir Kapoor.