Teachers’ Day: Imbibe technology in teaching methods, says President Pranab Mukherjee

In a series of messages on twitter, Pranab Mukherjee said a sound education system is the bedrock of an enlightened society.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 5, 2016 10:52 am
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Calling the teachers to imbibe technology in imparting education, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said they should instill in children civilisational values of sacrifice, tolerance, pluralism, understanding and compassion.

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 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.

He said teachers need to imbibe technology and new methodologies 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.

Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of second President of the country Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a revered educationist, philosopher and recipient of highest civilian honour of the country Bharat Ratna.

A scholar of comparative religion and proponant of Advaita Vendanata who countered western criticism of Hinduism, Radhakrishnan held the King George fifth Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta between 1921 and 1932 and was Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford between 1936 and 1952.

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    Amrita
    Sep 5, 2016 at 7:29 am
    lets keep it simple Sir. lets start with values and ethics first. a bit earlier in the day I received a complaint of repeated harment by a cl boy. this is a cl v underprivileged student but vulnerable cos shes a girl. I cannot but think that unless action is taken soon to punish him he may grow into a man who repeats the same behaviour with graver consequences. so while I applaud the use of technology it is committed teachers who are going to make a difference. lets not forget parenting and shift the entire onus on the school.
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    1. Jose Perayil
      Sep 5, 2016 at 8:41 am
      TEACHER'S DAY IS giving one more opportunity to think about the Role of a Teacher and Importance of a Teacher...! lt;br/gt;Remember 'Ekalaviyan' Learn advanced things...And he could be skilled than any body...But lost everything, because he didn't learn from 'Dhronachariya' but from his statue...! And lost in the settlement....! lt;br/gt;Whatever you learn from the duplicate other than the original will be a lost in final settlement or judgement of Life...!lt;br/gt;Look for....learning from the True Master...That also not from His statue but from the very Presence of Jesus in the Bread of Life , the Body of Jesus...! The Holy Eucharist, more than the Scroll given to Ezekiel by God...! But this the Love and Forgiveness of God , the Heart of God....! lt;br/gt;"Knowledge without the Master" is a "Seedless Fruit"....! lt;br/gt;It is only a temporary phenomena...and perishing, even destructive and dangerous.....! lt;br/gt;World is with increased knowledge but without the Master....! Such Knowledge will not give any more Perfect continuity....! Because Seed of Life is not in such fruits...! lt;br/gt;Eg. "Educated Terrorism"lt;br/gt;When one learn from the Master, The Seed of Life is incorporated in such Fruit of Knowledge....! That have Life and Life in Abundance....! Resurrecting Power is in such Fruit...!lt;br/gt;Even "Transfigurating Power" in His Second Coming that will be given in End times to those who are eagerly waiting for for Him not in the Sky but at Zion....! Reference....Genesis 1:29, 1 1 Peter 1:23, John 6:51,55-58, 1Peter 1:5, 11-12
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        Chandu
        Sep 5, 2016 at 7:20 am
        Respected President seems to have forgotten ALGEBRA BOOK BY K P BASU, TRIGONOMETRY BOOKS by DAS AND MUKHERJEE, CALCULAS BOOKS BY GHOSH AND MAITI PHYSICS BOOKS BY BASU AND CHATTERJEE and many many more such.
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