Teacher’s Day 2018: President Kovind wishes teachers across India

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has extended his greetings to teachers across the nation on the eve of Teacher’s Day.

Teacher’s Day is celebrated across India in the memory of former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a philosopher-author and India’s second president who was born on September 5, 1888.

In his message, the President emphasised on the ‘ Guru-Shishya Parampara’ while also remembering the contributions of the former president.

“On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and felicitations to teachers. A characteristic feature of our culture and heritage has been the Guru-Shishya Parampara. We are very fortunate and blessed as a civilization to have always had, since time immemorial, great gurus who have led seekers of truth to their goal.
Today, on Teachers’ Day, we remember the lasting contributions made by the former President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an eminent scholar, and educationist,” said the President.

He further hoped that the gurus of the country continue to help in collectively building a nation defined by peace and harmony.

“Let us pray, on this auspicious day that our Gurus continue to help and guide us, individually and collectively, in building a nation and world defined by wisdom, peace, and harmony,” he added.