Saluting the dedication of all the teachers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his greetings to the teacher community to mark the occasion of Teachers’ Day. He also paid his tributes to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Teachers’ Day celebrated every year on the 5th of September, marks the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India.

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“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,” PM tweeted.

President Ram Nath Kovind also extended his greetings to the teacher community.

Stating that teachers are the guiding force for students and true nation-builders, President Kovind said, “With sheer perseverance and patience, a teacher helps students comprehend the rich legacy of the country’s culture.”

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Later today, President will felicitate the winners of the National Teachers’ Awards 2020 in a virtual ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic. This year, 47 teachers have been chosen from across the nation for the award. 

Ministry of Education in collaboration with the University Grants Commission will also organise webinars on the occasion to highlight salient features of the recently introduced National Education Policy 2020.