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Happy Teachers’ Day 2019 Celebrations HIGHLIGHTS: From President’s speech to celebrity tweets

Happy Teachers' Day 2019 Celebrations Images HIGHLIGHTS: The Ministry of Human Resource Development also awards teachers who have worked beyond their jobs and improved the state of education and lives of children in their vicinity.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 5, 2019 6:15:23 pm
Teachers' Day, teachers day, teachers day 2019, teachers day images, happy teachers day Happy Teachers’ Day HIGHLIGHTS: Teachers’ Day is celebrated to honour the memory of India’s first Vice President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Happy Teachers’ Day HIGHLIGHTS: September 5 is celebrated as Teachers’ Day to mark the birthday anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the second President of India.

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On this day, the Ministry of Human Resource Development also recognises the efforts of teachers who went beyond their call of duty to improve the state of education and create a lasting impact on children.  A total of 46 teachers have been chosen this year from across the country to be felicitated in the national capital on Thursday.

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Happy Teachers' Day: Quotes, speeches, wishes and know why it is celebrated on September 5

16:42 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Coordinate between AI and human compassion: President

"We have abundance of knowledge and then we have good values but in the era of globalisation and competition, we need to have a coordination between artificial intelligence and human compassion, a balance between digital levelling and character building for nation-building as it will not only make us knowledgable individuals but better human beings," the President said during Teacher's day address.

15:00 (IST)05 Sep 2019
CBSE to train teachers in new-age skills

CBSE decided to train teachers in AI and ICT skills under Microsoft and IBM. The last date to apply is September 9. The board has also introduced AI among other new age electives for students. Read more

14:06 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Meet the National Award winning teacher

Meet the teacher who trains special children via sports - gets awarded by the HRD Minister,  President.

13:51 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Gautam Gambhir thanked his Guru

Cricketer turned MP, Gautam Gambhir, also tweeted to thank his teachers.

13:46 (IST)05 Sep 2019
President Kovind thanked teachers

In his teacher's day address today, President Kovind congratulated the National Award winners. He said that through this award the government respects the efforts of teachers. He said that it was only through the direction of his teachers that he has reached where he is.

13:42 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Non-performing B.Ed colleges to face shut-down

To improve the quality of teachers, the NCTE has decided to penalize poor-performing BEd institutes up to shut-down.  While the NCTE claims that it receives over-enrolment up to 5 lakh every year for BEd courses, seats in many institutes still go vacant. Currently, 1,000 teaching institutes from across the country are under scrutiny. 

13:38 (IST)05 Sep 2019
HRD spends Rs 56 crore to hire 2 counsellors in each school

Two counsellors, a man and a woman, will be engaged on contract in each of the 635 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) across the country. The HRD Ministry has spent about Rs 56 crore on this

13:36 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Near 16 lakh who clear BEd do not get jobs

According to data shared by NCTE, every year nearly 3 lakh teachers' jobs are created, however, over 19 lakh teachers are qualified every year. This implying at least 16 lakh students who clear BEd are not likely to get jobs. To fill this gap, a new course in counselling will be launched soon. Here are course details 

13:28 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Savitribai Phule: The force behind India's female education

Born in 1831, Savitribai Jyotirao Phule was considered as the first Indian female reformist. She started the first women’s school in the country in 1848 along with her husband in Pune, Maharashtra.

13:26 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Tagore: India's first Nobel laureate devoted his earnings to a school

India’s first noble laureate and a great scholar never took a formal education. Tagore started with Pathabhaban School with the money he received with his Nobel Prize and gradually built it to a university. Read more

13:24 (IST)05 Sep 2019
APJ Abdul Kalam: A President who wished to be known as a teacher

Born in Rameswaram on October 15, 1931, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the former president of India who is best known for the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. However, he always wanted to be known as a teacher. He once addressed students at IIM Shillong.

13:17 (IST)05 Sep 2019
A 'special' teacher awarded

Another National Teacher awardee Tombimacha Singh, from Tekcham Girls Upper Primary School, Tekcham Village, Thoubal, Manipur aims to bring more children with special needs to the school which has 175 students. Mutum tries to provide facilities to these students so that their parents do not need to put in any effort into their schooling. Know how

13:14 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Meet the award winning teacher who tackles fear of maths in tribal area

One of the National Teachers' Day award winners, Dr Joy, teaches mathematics to middle school students in a tribal area. To help his students tackle the fear of mathematics, he makes small kits for them to tinker with concepts like the number line “so that they can play like it’s ludo while learning”. Read more

12:56 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Social Body of IIT Bomaby create 'super' teachers day wish

Social Body of IIT Bombay calls teachers superhero. Read this cute message

12:54 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Worst gender divide in teaching profession in Bihar

The gender gap in teaching is worst in Bihar and Jharkhand where only 20.93 per cent and 29.87 per cent of teachers are females, respectively. Male candidates also dominate teaching in Maharashtra (39.76 per cent females), Odisha (35.77 per cent females), Telangana (38.38%), UP (32.84%) and West Bengal (34.58%). Know where your state ranks

12:52 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Males overtake women in teaching

India has 2,05,339 more male teachers than females, according to the Higher Education report 2017-18. Of the total 12,84,755 teachers across India, 57.99 per cent are males. The gender gap becomes wider as we move higher up the hierarchy. Read why

12:50 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Vinod Kambli wishes father on Teachers day

Cricketer Vinod Kambli wished his father who also coached him for several years, a happy teacher's day

12:48 (IST)05 Sep 2019
HRD Minister greets teachers

HRD Minister wishes Happy Teacher's Day, calls teachers the creators of future generations.

12:38 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Sachin Tendulkar shares throwback photo with his coach
12:33 (IST)05 Sep 2019
Sachin Tendulkar on coach Ramakant Achrekar

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had always honoured and took the blessings of his childhood coach, Ramakant Achrekar. During Guru Purnima, he has wished the man who shaped his career.

teacher day, happy teachers day, teacher day quotes Know who all have won the award. (Representational image)

As a professor at the Presidency College in Madras and the University of Calcutta, he was popular among students and was seen as an evocative teacher. He later served as the Vice-Chancellor of both Andhra University and Banaras Hindu University and was recognised by Oxford University when he was called to fill the Chair of Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions. In 1939, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy.

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