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Teachers’ Day 2018 highlights: Parents helped us crawl, teachers taught us to fly says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Teachers' Day 2018: Since 1962, Teachers' Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of the second president of independent India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Dr Radhakrishnan was an inspiration for the youth and a renowned scholar.

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Teachers’ Day 2018: Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 to mark Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary. (Source: Express archive photo)

Teachers’ Day 2018 Live Updates: On Wednesday, Teachers’ Day is being celebrated in schools and colleges as a mark of respect for the tireless efforts of teachers across the country. The tradition started in 1962, to commemorate the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-President, and the second President of independent India.

Dr Radhakrishnan, a distinguished scholar in the field of comparative religion and philosophy believed that teachers should be the best minds in the country, as they played one of the most important roles in shaping a nation.

President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders and personalities have tweeted their tributes to mark the occasion.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will today confer National Awards for the year 2017 to selected teachers. The teachers were selected under revised guidelines aimed at selecting those who had shown innovation in their work and had added value to the school and to their students, according to a government statement.

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Teachers' Day gift: UP teachers to get 7th pay panel scale

As a gift on the occasion of Teachers' Day, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give 7th pay commission pay scale to teachers and professors of state colleges and universities, reported PTI.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the implementation of the seventh pay scale at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by him Tuesday.

Parents helped us crawl, teachers taught us to fly: Himanta Biswa Sarma

BJP MLA from Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma reminiscing about all those who taught him about life said, "I bow down in reverence of my teachers."

Delhi government to honour its teachers

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "Delhi Govt is proud of its teachers and will be honouring them today evening."

Piyush Goyal talks about the finest teacher of India and the finest teacher in the world

Minister ofRailways and coal remarks on the finest teacher India has ever produced and the finest teacher the world.

Kerala CM: Our teachers are busy bringing schools back to normalcy after the floods

After the Kerala floods, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan send out warm greetings to teachers and talks about the important role teachers play in our lives.

Former president Pranab Mukherjee: Teachers are the backbone of an education system

Remembering Dr Radhakrishnan, former president President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted, "Teachers are the backbone of an education system.I salute this noble profession & the teachers who work tirelessly to nurture generations & shape future."

Without teachers, our lives wouldn't have been the same: Tendulkar

Former Indian international cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said, "...let’s continue to appreciate their [teachers'] contribution in making us who we are today."

US embassy shares throwback picture of Dr Radhakrishnan

Visuals from the National Teachers Award ceremony

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu conferred the National Teachers’ Awards earlier today in Delhi.

It's a great initiative being welcomed by everyone: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on National Teachers’ Awards ceremony in Delhi

Union Minister Prakash Javedkar said that the 45 winners for the National Award for Teachers were selected from 150 names submitted online.

The guru-sishya parampara is a gift of India to the world: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "In recognition of the contribution of teachers in schools, colleges and universities, our Govt felicitates outstanding teachers with “Siksha Ratna Samman” on Teachers’ Day."

PM Modi shared glimpses of interaction with teahers who have been conferred the National Award for Teachers

We can learn something from everyone everyday: Congress

The Indian National Congress took to Twitter to remember Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary and greeted Happy Teachers' Day, "to everyone we have learnt from."

Union Ministers paid respect to the former president

PM Modi tweeted out regards to teachers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted teachers across the nation.

President Kovind paid tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan

President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and greeted teachers across the nation.

Since 1962, Teachers’ Day, has been celebrated annually on September 5 to honour India’s second President and revered teacher Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. A renowned scholar, Dr Radhakrishnan emphasised on the importance of teachers. During his presidency, he once said that instead of celebrating his birthday, it would be a privilege for him if his date of birth were to be celebrated as Teachers’ Day, and so it was.