On the eve of Teachers’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to all teachers on Saturday. He said that people are grateful to teachers for their exceptional efforts towards molding minds and building the nation. PM Modi posted a series of tweets through which he expressed his thankfulness to the teachers.
PM Modi posted a tweet on his official Twitter handle on the occasion of Teachers Day. The tweet reads, ‘We remain grateful to the hardworking teachers for their contributions towards shaping minds and building our nation. On Teachers Day, we express gratitude to our teachers for their remarkable efforts. We pay tributes to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti.’
He further posted another tweet that reads, ‘Who better than our knowledgeable teachers to deepen our connection with our nation’s glorious history. During the recent #MannKiBaat, I had shared an idea of teachers teaching students about lesser-known aspects of our great freedom struggle. #OurTeachersOurHeroes.’ Modi then posted a short video clip of his speech broadcasted in the previous month during ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Apart from the Prime Minister, the education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also released a video message through his Twitter account on this occasion. He asked all the students to be grateful to their teachers and parents. He said that parents are the first teachers of a child. In the Indian custom, teachers have the most respectable place. He further said, ‘I bow to the teachers and congratulate them.’
Every year, we celebrate Teachers’ Day on 5th September across India in remembrance of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a great author, philosopher, and the second president of India. Remarking his birthday i.e., on 5th September 1888, we celebrate Teachers’ Day every year. The contributions of Radhakrishnan to the field of education are truly remarkable.
The custom of celebrating Teachers’ Day commenced in 1962 to show our respect towards the legendary person and other teachers. He once said, ‘the end product of education should be a free creative man, who can battle against historical circumstances and adversities of nature.’ Usually, on this occasion, the students across different schools celebrate by honoring their teachers every year. But, in the current pandemic situation amid the COVID-19 crisis, the schools remained shut. It is still unknown whether the schools will be reopened in the imminent future or not. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest updates about various education news.