President Pranab Mukherjee turns teacher, teaches political history

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President Pranab Mukherjee. Photo: Shailendra Pandey
President Pranab Mukherjee. (File Photo: Shailendra Pandey)

Following  PM Modi’s speech on the occasion of Teachers’ day, President Pranab Mukherjee turned teacher and taught lessons on the inherent strength of the constitution and about the country’s political history. He also asked the students to call him Mukherjee Sir. “Don’t take me as a President, call me ‘Mukherjee Sir: President”, he said.

President Mukherjee taught around 60 students from Class 11 and 12 at the Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in the Rashtrapati Bhavan after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia invited him to interact with students on the occasion.

“I was a naughty child, my mother pushed me to work hard. I used to cause lot of trouble for my mother. I would get a good deal of thrashing from her. My mother, teachers are responsible for what I am today. My best teacher was my mother,” Mukherjee told the students.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, praising the role of teachers, 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. He was 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.

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