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Inspired teachers are building blocks of good education system: President Mukherjee

Updated: Sep 04, 2016 15:44 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 4 (ANI): Extending his greetings on the eve of Teachers' Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said inspired teachers are the building blocks of a good education system, adding that an inspired teacher links the individual goals of the students to the societal and national goals.

In a message, the President has said, "On the occasion of Teachers' Day, I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and felicitations to teachers throughout the country."

President Mukherjee said Teachers' Day is an occasion when we recognise the dedicated services of the teachers of our nation, who are engaged in building and strengthening the intellectual and ethical foundations of our children.

"A sound education system is the bedrock of an enlightened society. Inspired teachers are the building blocks of a good education system. An inspired teacher links the individual goals of the students to the societal and national goals. We need our teachers to instill in our children civilizational values of sacrifice, tolerance, pluralism, understanding and compassion," he added.

The President said the teachers also need to imbibe technology and new methodologies to create modern and effective approaches to teaching and learning.

"I convey my good wishes to the entire teaching community of our country and express gratitude on behalf of the people of our nation for their lifetime of dedication and commitment to the great cause of educating our youth," he added. (ANI)