West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee today credited India for gifting the ‘Guru-Sishya’ (teacher-student) tradition to the world. She tweeted, "Today is #TeachersDay. Teachers are our gurus. The guru-sishya parampara is a gift of India to the world." Banerjee also announced that her government has started the Siksha Ratna Samman to award the teachers who have made significant contributions in the field of education. "In recognition of the contribution of teachers in schools, colleges, and universities, our govt felicitates outstanding teachers with 'Siksha Ratna Samman' on Teachers Day," she added.
Here is her Tweet on the occasion of Teachers’ Day 2018:
On Teachers' Day 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the teachers who have been selected for the National Award. In order to appreciate the work and contribution of the teachers, he choose Twitter as a platform. For a teacher named Shri Amitava Misra from West Bengal's Purulia district, he tweeted "Great meeting Shri Amitava Misra from West Bengal's Purulia district. The transformation he has brought about in his school by mobilising people is remarkable. Glad to know that he even teaches students from marginalized communities during out of school hours and holidays."
Why do we celebrate Teachers day?
Teachers play a vital role in our lives. They are the ones who nurture us and guide us towards a better path. Every year, we celebrate September 5 as Teachers' Day to commemorate the efforts and hard work put in by teachers all year round. This day is also celebrated as the birthday of one of the most loved President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
During Dr Radhakrishnan's presidential reign, students wanted to celebrate his birthday. As we know how humble he was, he insisted that instead of celebrating his birthday they should celebrate Teachers' Day.