President Ram Nath Kovind said Friday that teachers are the driving force for students and true nation-builders. With sheer perseverance and patience, a teacher helps students understand the rich heritage of the country’s culture, he said.
“The changing times require new methods of education that can help us equip our younger generation to learn, explore and contribute to society more efficiently. I hope that we will continue to be guided by our bright teachers and build a future for this great nation, ”Kovind said in a message on the eve of Teachers Day.
“Ideal teachers consistently encourage students to pursue this goal and achieve their goals. Without a doubt, teachers are the driving force behind students and true builders of our nation. This is the very reason why the “guru shishya” tradition is particularly revered in Indian culture, “said the president.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5th, the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the former Indian President.
“I warmly greet the teaching community and wish them every success in their efforts to create an enlightened community of students that will lead our country to great glory in the days ahead,” said Kovind.
“We are celebrating Teachers’ Day on the birthday of one of the greatest modern teachers and my famous predecessor Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,” he said.
A renowned philosopher, he defined the role of the teacher as someone who acts not only as an educator but also as a moral mentor and instills values among students, Kovind added.