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Continue striving hard to transform life of every student, PM Modi urges recipients of National Teacher Awards
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the teachers selected as recipients of National Teacher Awards 2018 ahead of the award function and congratulated them for their exceptional work and urged them to continue striving hard to transform the life of every student, stated an official release.

He talked about the importance of using technology as a teaching aid and asked them to encourage brainstorming amongst the students to find solutions for the various day to day problems.

Some other advice of the PM to the teachers was as follows:

- Give every child an opportunity, and do not bind the students down.

- Stimulate creativity amongst students as self-motivation for children and enable them to compete with one

- Understand student's perspective about various issues

- Keep each student alive to keep learning.

The release added that the awardees narrated their transformational work in bringing about positive change in the schools. They also mentioned how Atal Tinkering Labs have enabled students to innovate and utilize technology.

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, were also present on the occasion.

Teacher's day is celebrated every year on 5th September since 1962 to mark the birthday of Bharat Ratna Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, to express gratitude towards teachers. On this day Radhakrishnan's contributions in the field of education are remembered and

However, there is a need to discuss certain serious issues of educational practices and emergent roles of teachers on this day. The functions and school activities on this day have become  diversions from the serious discussion on education system which has got rotten.

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Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Happy Teachers Day.
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