Teachers' Day 2020: Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, CM Biren, Minister Radheshyam laud 'tremendous yet silent' sacrifices of teachers

A strong education system is the foundation of a progressive society and Manipur has a lot of expectations from its teaching community.

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day which falls on Saturday, Manipur Governor Najma Heputlla, Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Education Minister Th Radheshyam have extended their greetings and wishes to the teaching fraternity in the state and the country.

Teachers’ Day is celebrated all over the country every year on September 5, the birthday of S Radhakrishnan to honour teachers for their precious contributions towards the society and the country.

In her message, the governor said, “Teachers play an important role in character building of the students and make them worthy citizens. A strong education system is the foundation of a progressive society and Manipur has a lot of expectations from its teaching community.

“Teaching is a noble profession as teachers are the real source of knowledge and wisdom which they impart to their students. Their sacrifice is silent but tremendous. Celebration of Teachers Day is also a tribute to S Radhakrishnan, a scholar, a statesman and a respected teacher who shaped many minds and served India.

“Teachers should instil in children values of sacrifice, tolerance, pluralism, understanding and comparison and by doing so, they will be paying true homage to S Radhakrishnan.”

Extending his greetings, Chief Minister N Biren said, “Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the birthday of late Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society.

“Teachers unravel talents and demystify complexities, and they teach us life skills and help us to choose between right and wrong, his message stated. “They mentor young minds and guide them to become responsible citizens. Teachers build nations silently. On this day, let us remember them with love, gratitude and indebtedness,” it added.

Noting that nations are built in classrooms, Education Minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam expressed his gratitude to the teachers “who keep the classrooms and the pupils in perfect harmony to groom every person whose strengths are characterised by the love and care they give every moment.”

 “We owe our lives to our teachers without whose commitment and dedication our lives would have been different stories. It is during the most difficult times our teachers’ firm belief shows us the right path,” his message stated. There is nothing that can replace or substitute the defined roles the teachers’ play.

“There is an unfathomable height where we place to honour our teachers”.

On Teachers’ Day, the people will have to reaffirm the faith in teacher’s lives whose tender care nourishes every young mind to become a sensible and responsible human being, he added.

First Published:Sept. 5, 2020, 8:02 a.m.