New Delhi, Sept 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Teachers' Day, wished the teaching community and said that teachers have a central role in realising the dream of a 'New India'.
He further asked the nation to make the next five years all about “teach to transform, educate to empower and learn to lead.”
“Teachers have a central role in realising our dream of a ‘New India’ that is driven by cutting edge research and innovation,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi further paid tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary and termed him an outstanding teacher and statesman.
Dr. Radhakrishnan, philosopher-author and India’s second President was born on September 5, 1888. It’s in his honour that India celebrates this day as the Teachers’ Day.