Modi said, “Teachers have a central role in realising our dream of a ‘New India’ that is driven by cutting edge research & innovation.”
"I salute the teaching community that is devoted to nurturing minds and spreading the joys of education in society," Modi tweeted.
In another tweet he repeated a mantra he had said for last month’s edition of his monthly radio address, ‘Maan Ki Baat’. The tweet read, “Let us make the next 5 years about 'teach to transform, educate to empower & learn to lead.”
On Teachers' Day, I salute the teaching community that is devoted to nurturing minds & spreading the joys of education in society.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 4, 2017
In another tweet he wrote, “My tributes to Dr S Radhakrishnan, an outstanding teacher and statesman on his birth anniversary.”
The Indian prime minister also paid tribute to philosopher and author Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India’s second president. Radhakrishnan, an advocate of education, was born on Sept 5, 1988 and his birthday is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India.