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President of India Confers National Awards on 75 Teachers

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It is the duty of the teachers as well as the parents to recognize the unique abilities of each child and help the child to develop those abilities: President Murmu

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu conferred National Awards on 75 teachers and educators from across the country at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on the occasion of Teachers’ Day (September 5, 2023).

Speaking on the occasion, the President emphasised that in view of the women participation in teaching profession, the number of female teachers receiving Teachers’ awards should be higher. Encouraging female students and teachers is very important for women empowerment, she emphasized. The President said that teachers build the future of the nation. She added that quality education is considered the fundamental right of every child and role of teachers is the most important in achieving these goals. She added that the importance of teachers as nation-builders has also been clearly stated in the National Education Policy 2020.

The President said that elementary education has fundamental importance in anyone’s life. She added that many educationists speak about the three-H formula for the balanced development of children in which the first H is Heart, the second H is Head and the third H is Hand. She shared that heart is related to sensitivity, human values, strength of character and morality. She added that head or brain is related to mental development, reasoning power and reading and hand is related to respect for manual skills and physical labour. She said that all-round development of children would be possible only by emphasizing on such a holistic approach. She added that it is a great privilege for every teacher to get the opportunity to share love among 40-50 children of a class.

Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, who was part of the event congratulated the awardees: “Heartiest congratulations to all our 75 talented educators who have been honoured with the National Awards by Hon’ble President of Bharat Smt. Droupadi Murmu.”

Yesterday the awardees had met the Prime Minister. In his message on Teachers Day, PM Modi said, “Teachers play a key role in building our future and inspiring dreams. On #TeachersDay, we salute them for their unwavering dedication and great impact. Tributes to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.”

 

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