New Delhi: The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has greeted teachers throughout the country on the eve of Teachers’ Day. In a message, the President has said, “On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and felicitations to teachers throughout the country.”
Mr Mukherjee said that teachers’ Day is an occasion when we all recognise the dedicated services of the teachers of our nation, who are engaged in building and strengthening the intellectual and ethical foundations of our children. A sound education system is the bedrock of an enlightened society. Inspired teachers are the building blocks of a good education system.
“An inspired teacher links the individual goals of the students to the societal and national goals. We need our teachers to instill in our children civilizational values of sacrifice, tolerance, pluralism, understanding and compassion. Our teachers also need to imbibe technology and new methodologies to create modern and effective approaches to teaching and learning,” added the president.
In his message the President said “I convey my good wishes to the entire teaching community of our country and express gratitude on behalf of the people of our nation for their lifetime of dedication and commitment to the great cause of educating our youth”.
Teacher’s Day in India is celebrated on 5 September 2016, the Birth Day of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President of India. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967.