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Teachers Day: Vice President confers National Teachers Awards

Teachers’ day is being celebrated across the nation today. The Day is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India and noted educationist. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s contributions to education brought many revolutionary changes in the education system in India.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings on Teachers day. The President in his tweet said ‘On Teachers’ Day, I pay homage to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and extend heartiest greetings to all teachers of our nation. May our great gurus continue to help and guide us in building a nation and world full of wisdom, peace and harmony.’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared a vide on the imortance of teachers and paid tributes to former president S Radhakrishnan, on whose birthday, Teachers Day is celebrated every year on September 5.

Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu conferred the National Teachers’ Awards at a function in New Delhi. The award was given as public recognition to meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools. Various programmes have been organised especially in schools and colleges to mark the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion the Vice President said the teachers have a very important place and role in our society. It is because of teachers like you that our system of education is moving steadily towards greater heights of excellence.

Vice President also said that quality education for all should become a societal mission.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated teachers who were honoured with the award. Addressing the gathering, he said that this year’s awardees have been selected under revised guidelines to ensure transparent, fair and reward demonstrated excellence and performance.

The Minister added that one of the biggest online teachers’ training programme has been started with around 14,50,000 teachers being registered. He added that the programme is available on five channels of Doordarshan.

Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha today said that teachers play a significant role in improving the quality of education in schools especially government ones. He said that only quality education will help us achieve the dream of New India.

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