Maharashtra Ranjitsinh Disale won 7.4 crore the annual Global Teacher Prize 2020 on Thursday

Mr Disale won the laurel for promoting girls' education and his attempts to spark a quick-response (QR) coded textbook movement in India.

Maharashtra Ranjitsinh Disale  won 7.4 crore  the annual Global Teacher Prize 2020 on Thursday
Ranjitsinh Disale

The 32-year-old grade school teacher from Maharashtra on Thursday won the annual Global Teacher Prize 2020, only to share the approximately ₹ 7.4 crore prize with nine of his fellow finalists, perhaps the primary time in history that such a gesture was made.The world was floored everywhere again.

"Teachers are the important changemaker.I am very happy to announce that i will be able to share 50 per cent of the prize equally among my fellow top 10 finalists to support their incredible work. I believe, together, we will change this world because sharing is growing," Mr Disale of Solapur's Paritewadi village said, consistent with PTI.

The nine other finalists will, thus, receive over $55,000 each.Mr Disale won the laurel for promoting girls' education and his attempts to spark a quick-response (QR) coded textbook movement in India.The scope of his professional efforts were hardly betrayed by the unassuming charm of the instant he was declared winner by veteran British actor and writer Stephen Fry during a virtual ceremony on Thursday.