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.
Teachers' Day is being celebrated across the country, follow our blog to find out more.
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."
While parents helped us crawl, teachers taught us to fly!— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 5, 2018
On #TeachersDay I fondly recall sterling contributions of those who taught me meaning of life, prepared me to face the rough & tumble of life, & coached me to be compassionate.
I bow down in reverence of my teachers. pic.twitter.com/CO6DVGn6hR
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."
Happy Teachers Day. Teachers play a very important role in our lives. They shape the future of our country and we cannot repay their debt. Delhi Govt is proud of its teachers and will be honouring them today evening— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 5, 2018
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.
While Teacher's Day is celebrated on the birthday of Dr Radhakrishnan, one of the finest teachers India has ever produced, Janmashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna, possibly the finest teacher the world has ever seen. #TeachersDay pic.twitter.com/RARHd3jBWg
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 5, 2018
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.
“It is #TeachersDay, but our teachers are busy bringing schools back to normalcy after the floods. Our teachers have a great role to play in helping the younger generations to wade this difficult times. Warm Greetings to all teachers” - CM Pinarayi Vijayan— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) September 5, 2018
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."
Today we celebrate #TeachersDay in the memory of Dr S Radhakrishnan,Former President, Philosopher & a renowned Teacher himself.Teachers are the backbone of an education system.I salute this noble profession & the teachers who work tirelessly to nurture generations & shape future.— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) September 5, 2018
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."
Without teachers, our lives wouldn't have been the same. So let’s continue to appreciate their contribution in making us who we are today. Happy #TeachersDay!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 5, 2018
US embassy shares throwback picture of Dr Radhakrishnan
“The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.” Remembering former Indian President Dr. #SarvepalliRadhakrishnan on his birth anniversary, celebrated as #TeachersDay. Here is a throwback to President Radhakrishnan’s visit to U.S. in 1963. #शिक्षकदिवस की शुभकामनाएं। pic.twitter.com/Lws6XtSlj0— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) September 5, 2018
Visuals from the National Teachers Award ceremony
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.
Total 150 names were submitted online, of which 45 teachers have been selected for felicitation today on the basis of good performance. It's a great initiative being welcomed by everyone: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on National Teachers’ Awards ceremony in Delhi. #TeachersDay pic.twitter.com/EBP8mxXz8F— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2018
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."
Today is #TeachersDay. Teachers are our gurus. The guru-sishya parampara is a gift of India to the world. In recognition of the contribution of teachers in schools, colleges and universities, our Govt felicitates outstanding teachers with “Siksha Ratna Samman” on Teachers’ Day— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 5, 2018
Homage to former President of India and world-renowned philosopher Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 5, 2018
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."
We fondly remember Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary. He served as the second President of India and was also the recipient of the Bharat Ratna. It is on his birthday we observe #TeachersDay throughout the country. pic.twitter.com/CbNB2YH3Q4— Congress (@INCIndia) September 5, 2018
Union Ministers paid respect to the former president
I bow to former president of India, great educationist, philosopher and teacher, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary. His contribution to our society will always be remembered. The nation celebrates his birthday as Teachers’ Day as a mark of respect for him.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 5, 2018
Commemorated as #TeachersDay, Jayanti of Bharat Ratna & former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is an occasion to honour those playing a vital role in shaping India’s future. I pay my respects to him & our teachers for their invaluable contribution towards Nation building. pic.twitter.com/6bu7LE1zc1— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) September 5, 2018
On #TeachersDay eve, I salute all our teachers who serve the society by nurturing and educating young minds. This event commemorates the birth anniversary of India's former President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a great statesman, educationist and philosopher. pic.twitter.com/uAgUmiuibh— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) September 5, 2018
On #TeachersDay I fondly remember with love & gratitude all my most valuable teachers at village Primary School who began my humble life, my teachers at Higher Secondary School and my teachers at college. I pay tribute to Dr Sarveppalli Radhakrishnan & salute all the Teachers🙏 pic.twitter.com/CQ0iF5Ftrt— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 5, 2018
PM Modi tweeted out regards to teachers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted teachers across the nation.
Greetings to the teaching community on the special occasion of #TeachersDay. Teachers play a vital role in the shaping of young minds and building our nation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 5, 2018
We bow to our former President and a distinguished teacher himself, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti. pic.twitter.com/npYEzhAYyw
President Kovind paid tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan
President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and greeted teachers across the nation.
On Teachers’ Day, I pay homage to Dr S. Radhakrishnan and extend heartiest greetings to all teachers of our nation. May our great gurus continue to help and guide us in building a nation and world full of wisdom, peace and harmony #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 5, 2018