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Dr. Radhakrishnan remembered, teachers greeted and honoured with national awards on Teacher's Day
On the occasion of Teacher's Day, observed on September 5, President of India Ram Nath Kovind paid floral tributes to portrait of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

He was joined by his officers and staff at the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that we reverentially remember Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a great teacher, an intellectual giant and an eloquent exponent of Hindu thought, on his birth anniversary. Giving away National Awards to Teachers for the year 2016, he said that we needed teachers who had the required competence, confidence and commitment to make a difference to the educational landscape of our country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted the teaching community on Teacher's Day. Prime Minister also paid tributes to Former President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary, stated a release. "On Teachers' Day, I salute the teaching community that is devoted to nurturing minds and spreading the joys of education in society. My tributes to Dr S Radhakrishnan, an outstanding teacher and statesman on his birth anniversary."

"Teachers have a central role in realising our dream of a 'New India' that is driven by cutting edge research and innovation. Let us make the next 5 years about 'teach to transform, educate to empower and learn to lead'", the Prime Minister added.

On the occasion, MHRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the society which respects the dignity of the teacher is a progressive society and reiterated the need for efforts to achieve quality education for all, ie, "Sabko Shiksha aur Acchi Shiksha as per the message of the Prime Minister 'teach to transform, educate to empower and learn to lead'".

Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said to overcome the challenge to provide quality education to each and every child of our country, the Government and teachers were required to work collectively.

Minister of State for HRD, Dr Satya Pal Singh said whatever we were today was because of our teachers. Teachers have that capacity to make a New India by inculcating knowledge, values, wisdom in the students who were the future of this country.

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