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Teachers’ Day 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Good buildings don’t make good schools, good teachers do: President

Happy Teachers' Day 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Wishes, Whatsapp, Twitter messages, how teachers day are being celebrated across India during COVID-19 pandemic

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2020 8:15:51 pm
Teachers' Day 2020 LIVE: Wishes, messages, how Teachers Day was celebrated across India amid COVID-19 pandemic. Designed by Gargi Singh

Happy Teachers’ Day 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Teachers’ Day in India is celebrated a month ahead of the world. While UNESCO proclaimed October 5 to be World Teachers’ Day, India celebrates it in remembrance of the first vice-president and second president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – whose birth anniversary is on September 5.

Wishing teachers on the occasion, PM Narendra Modi Saturday tweeted, “We remain grateful to the hardworking teachers for their contributions towards shaping minds and building our nation. On Teachers Day, we express gratitude to our teachers for their remarkable efforts. We pay tributes to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti.”

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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal wrote, “I wish all the countrymen on Teachers Day and salute all the gurus. Come, on this occasion of Teachers’ Day, we thank our teachers, counselors and parents, with whose blessings we have learned a lot.”

Unlike other years, most schools and colleges will conduct their Teachers’ Day programmes in virtual mode. In honour of their teachers, students will host special programmes and share their love online due to the pandemic. Social media, including Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, were flooded with wishes and messages this morning.

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Happy Teachers' Day 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Wishes Quotes, Images, Speech, History, Importance, and Significance 

15:45 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Watch as President confers national award to teachers

14:37 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Steps should be taken to benefit children from tribal, remote areas: President

Emphasizing on the importance of digital technology in challenging times of COVID pandemic, President Kovind said that our teachers are taking the help of this technology to reach out to the children. Pointing out at the digital divide, he also emphasized that steps should be taken so that children from tribal and far-flung areas are also benefitted.

14:15 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Lockdown made teachers go online

From photography to how to catch fish lessons, professionals are creating content online to sail through this challenging time...read about the journey of several teachers 

12:52 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Good buildings dont make good schools, good teachers do: President

Good buildings, expensive equipment or facilities do not make a good school but teachers have a crucial role in building a good school. They are the ones who develop a foundation of knowledge and character building in our students, President Ramnath Kovind said at during the virtual address while conferring awards to teachers.

12:47 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Sudha Joshi: Bringing visually-impaired students back to mainstream

Sudha Joshi joined a school for the differently-abled students with low resources at a young age in Vastrapur, Gujarat. Thirty-two years later, she is still associated with the same school. Joshi trains visually-impaired children from low-income group families in her residential school. She was conferred with award from the President for her innovative efforts which bought students from her school to the mainstream... read more 

12:44 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Meet Sant Kumar Sahani who overcame low vision to teach students in a Naxal-hit village

When Sahani, who suffers from low-vision, joined the village high school in Kharmaul, a remote area in Bihar’s Begusarai district in 2004, only 123 students were enrolled at the school. To overcome this, he went door-to-door on his cycle to convince parents to send their children to school. Sahni has developed a new pedagogy, which he claims, has the capability to train at least 10 students in 15 days.His innovative techniques have put the once deserted school among the best in the state... read his story

12:29 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Teachers’ Day wishes
12:23 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Education Minister congratulates National Teachers Award winners

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank congratulated the teachers who received National Award this year. 

12:11 (IST)05 Sep 2020
President Kovind recognises role of online learning during COVID-19 pandemic

President Ram Nath Kovind has recognised the role of digital technology in imparting education. Addresing the National Teachers Award, Kovind said, "Schools & colleges are either shut or affected due to COVID-19. In such a situation, digital technology has key role in imparting education. It's important that you (teachers) upgrade our skills to use digital technologies so that your teachings become more effective."

12:04 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Meet the teachers received National Award

Bihar’s Sant Kumar Sahani and Gujarat’s Sudha Joshi have won this year’s National Teachers Award under the ‘special category’. While Sahani was awarded for delivering one of the best results in the state from a school which was once deserted, Joshi was chosen for bringing visually-impaired students to the mainstream schooling system

11:57 (IST)05 Sep 2020
National Teachers Award 2020: 18 of 47 winners are women
11:53 (IST)05 Sep 2020
President Kovind remembers Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on Teachers' Day

President Ram Nath Kovind remembered the former president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan addressing the National Teachers’ Award. Remembering Radhakrishnan, Kovind cited an incident when Radhakrishnan told his students and friends to observe his birthday as Teachers’ Day when students and friends requested him to celebrate his birthday.

During his tenure as a President of India (from 1962-67), his students and friends requested him to celebrate his birthday. He replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.” Since then, his birthday has been observed as Teachers’ Day.

11:45 (IST)05 Sep 2020
President Kovind confers National Award to Teachers
10:40 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Ramesh Pokhriyal extends greetings on Teachers Day

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has shared his greetings on Teachers Day. The minister wrote, "I wish all the countrymen on Teachers Day and salute all the gurus. Come, on this occasion of Teachers’ Day, we thank our teachers, counselors and parents, with whose blessings we have learned a lot."

09:46 (IST)05 Sep 2020
‘Grateful for their contribution to shaping minds,' tweets PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday wished teachers across India on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, and expressed his gratitude to them. Tweeting with #OurTeachersOurHeros, the Prime Minister wrote, “We remain grateful to the hardworking teachers for their contributions towards shaping minds and building our nation. On Teachers Day, we express gratitude to our teachers for their remarkable efforts. We pay tributes to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti.”

Teacher's Day 2020 LIVE Teachers' Day 2020 LIVE: Wishes, messages, how Teachers Day was celebrated across India amid COVID-19 pandemic

Happy Teachers' Day 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Teachers' Day is celebrated across India to celebrate the birth anniversary of the second president of India- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Known for his comparative Eastern and Western philosophy, he went on to pursue an LT degree and was certified a good teacher by his students. This began his career as a teacher which remained so until Jawaharlal Nehru chose him as the first Indian ambassador to the Soviet Union, and then the first vice-president of India.