The prime minister praised the teachers as “heroes” and praised them for their contributions to education and nation building.
“We remain grateful to the hardworking teachers for their contributions in shaping the minds and building our nation. On Teachers Day, we thank our teachers for their remarkable efforts. We pay tribute to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan for his Jayanti. #OurTeachersOurHeroes,” PM Modi tweeted .
We remain grateful to the hard-working teachers for their contributions to shaping the spirit and building our nation … https://t.co/bKvhK20w7n
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1599273226000
He also tweeted a short clip from his latest radio program “Mann Ki Baat”, in which he introduced an idea from teachers teaching students about the lesser-known aspects of India’s struggle for freedom.
“Who better than our knowledgeable teachers could deepen our connection to our nation’s glorious history? During the last #MannKiBaat, I shared an idea from teachers teaching students about lesser-known aspects of our great struggle for freedom. #OurTeachersOurHeroes,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated across the country in memory of former President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, a philosopher author and India’s second president, who was born on September 5, 1888. His contributions in the field of education are exemplary.
In 1962, the tradition began to celebrate Teachers Day, honor Radhakrishnan and all teachers.