Praising the role of teachers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said teachers play a big role in a student’s life. He also hailed the role of mothers in shaping the lives of their children.
Speaking at an event at the Manekshaw Auditoriam to mark Teachers’s day, which was attended by eight hundred students and 60 teachers from various school, he said teachers have a great responsibility towards shaping the future of children.
Remembering the peoples’ president APJ Abdul Kalam, Modi said, “ Youngsters did not live during the time of Dr. Radhakrishnan but you have seen Dr. Kalam. He always wanted to be remembered as a teacher. Even in his last days, he died while teaching.” He also launched Kala Utsav to promote arts in the academic session of students in schools all over the country.
“We pay tributes to (late president) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and mark his birthday as Teachers’ Day,” Modi said. He interacted with young achievers from select schools across the country through video conferencing.
The speech by the leader is being telecast live, including in schools spanning the length and breadth of the country. He is also interacting with students outside the stadium through the video conferencing mode, which is being broadcast live by Doordarshan and All India Radio.