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President asks teachers to imbibe new methodologies in imparting education

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, President Pranab Mukherjee asked teachers to imbibe new methodologies in imparting education to create modern and effective approaches to teaching and learning and extended good wishes to entire teaching community for their dedication and commitment to the great cause of educating country’s youth.

“They should instill in children civilisational values of sacrifice, tolerance, pluralism, understanding and compassion,” Mukherjee said. Greeting the teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Mukherjee, who started his career as a teacher, said this is an occasion when “we recognise the dedicated services of the teachers of our nation”.

In a series of messages on twitter, Mukherjee said that a sound education system is the bedrock of an enlightened society. “Inspired teachers are the building blocks of a good education system. An inspired teacher links the individual goals of the students to the societal and national goals,” he said in the message.

Mukherjee also presented National Awards to meritorious teachers from across the country at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. On the occasion, the President congratulated the distinguished teachers who had been bestowed with the prestigious National Teachers Awards for their excellence and performance and the manner in which they had instilled skills in their students and made them ready to face the challenges of life. He conveyed his ‘Guru Pranam’ to all teachers on Teachers’ Day. Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of second President of the country Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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