Maharashtra Legislative council on Tuesday congratulated Ranjitsinh Disale, the school teacher from Solapur who recently won the USD 1 million Global Teacher Prize, with Opposition Leader Pravin Darekar seeking his appointment as a member of the Upper House. The Legislative council Chairman Ramraje Naik-Nimbalkar moved the motion in the House to congratulate Disale.
The zilla praishad primary school teacher from Paritewadi, a tiny village with less than 2,000 population in Maharashtra''s Solapur district, was recognized for his efforts to promote girls'' education and trigger a quick-response coded textbook revolution in India.
Disale had earlier said he would share 50 per cent of the prize money equally among his fellow finalists. "...the Council is considered as the House of seniors. Litterateurs, journalists and thinkers become its members...when I had visited his (Disale''s) home, other teachers and villagers present at his home then demanded his appointment as member of the Council," Darekar said.
"He himself did not say anything. This (Disale''s appointment as MLC) will enhance the dignity of the House...I request the government to recommend Disale''s name as a Council member," Darekar said.