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Teachers’ Day: President, PM pay tribute to Radhakrishnan

Radhakrishnan, an exemplary teacher was also a philosopher, scholar and politician. His work dedicated towards education shaped the youth of the country in the early years of the democracy.

education Updated: Sep 05, 2018 13:57 IST
IANS, New Delhi
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President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid homage to the country’s second President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.(PTI file)

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid homage to the country’s second President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary, which is celebrated as Teachers’ Day across the country.

“On Teachers’ Day, I pay homage to Dr S Radhakrishnan and extend heartiest greetings to all teachers of our nation. May our great gurus continue to help and guide us in building a nation and world full of wisdom, peace and harmony,” Kovind tweeted.

Radhakrishnan, an exemplary teacher was also a philosopher, scholar and politician. His work dedicated towards education shaped the youth of the country in the early years of the democracy.

Greeting the teaching community on the occasion, Modi siad: “Teachers play a vital role in the shaping of young minds and building our nation.

We bow to our former President and a distinguished teacher himself, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti.”

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Sep 05, 2018 12:36 IST