Teachers' Day 2021: PM Modi Pays Tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan, Hails Teachers for Shaping Young Minds Amid COVID-19

On the event of Teachers’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former President Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on his beginning anniversary and supplied gratitude to the academics throughout the nation. “On Teachers’ Day, greetings to the entire teaching fraternity, which has always played a pivotal role in nurturing young minds. It is commendable how teachers have innovated and ensured the education journey of students continues in the COVID-19 times,” Modi tweeted.

In one other tweet the prime minister wrote: “I pay my respects to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti and recall his distinguished scholarship as well as contributions to our nation.”

In India, Teachers’ Day has been noticed since 1962 on September 5, which is the beginning anniversary of first Vice-President and second President of India Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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Radhakrishnan was a professor earlier than becoming a member of politics. He taught at numerous universities. He additionally served as vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Delhi University and Andhra Pradesh University. Besides, he taught at Oxford University for a number of years.

The legendary chief was appointed as the primary Vice-President of India in 1952 and after serving ten years within the workplace, he succeeded Rajendra Prasad, turning into the second President of India in 1962.

The 12 months he took over because the President, his college students expressed their want to have fun his birthday. He prompt to them that as an alternative of commemorating his birthday, they need to mark this present day as Teachers’ Day in honour of all of the academics who work selflessly to nurture the way forward for the nation.

Since then, college students throughout the nation observe Teachers’ Day on September 5. They take up the function of varied academics of their respective colleges. They additionally reward them flowers and playing cards to pay respect and organise cultural programmes, debates and quiz, amongst different competitions.

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