Vice President (VP) M Venkaiah Naidu presented the National Award to Teachers 2016 on the occasion of Teachers’ Day in New Delhi on September 5, 2017. Naidu also launched DIKSHA portal, a national digital infrastructure for teachers. DIKSHA will enable, accelerate and amplify solutions in the realm of teacher education.
Speaking on the occasion, VP Naidu remembered Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an educationist and scholar par excellence. He congratulated the winners of the awards for the invaluable services rendered by them. He said this felicitation to teachers is inspiration to others to perform in the future. He emphasized on the importance of mother tongue. He also said that mediocre teacher tells, good teacher explains, superior teacher demonstrates and a great teacher inspires. A teacher should have an ideal behavior which can leave direct impression on their students as values are caught and they cannot be taught, VP Naidu, according to a PIB release.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar greeted one crore teachers of the country. He said that the society which respects the dignity of the teacher is a progressive society. ” And our teachers should perform efficiently so that society can value them as they were valued in our ancient teaching system,” Javadekar said. He told that the ministry is continuously making efforts in the direction of quality education for all i.e “Sabko Shiksha aur Achhi Shiksha“. He also reiterated the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to teachers –“teach to transform, educate to empower and learn to lead.”