Ganesan, Biren greet teachers

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Imphal: Manipur governor La. Ganesan and chief minister N. Biren Singh have greeted the teacher fraternity on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, 2022.

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

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 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, the governor said.

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Celebration of Teachers’ Day is also a tribute to Dr S. Radhakrishnan, a scholar, statesman and a respected teacher who shaped many minds and served India. Teachers should instil in children values of sacrifice, tolerance, pluralism, understanding and compassion and by doing so, they will be paying true homage to Dr Radhakrishnan, he added.

“I am fully confident that they will continue to provide their selfless services with vigour and dedication,” Ganesan said.

Biren paying tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan said the progress of a society depends much on the quality of its teachers. It is not uncommon to find students singling out that one teacher amongst many others in any school or college environment, as the most popular teacher. They become role models for the young students to emulate. One would find that this is on account of that teacher’s ability to connect with the needs of the student for love, care and attention.

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Every single teacher must strive to be that role model. This calls for dedication and understanding of the young minds. The greatest values of honesty, integrity, excellence, hard work and perseverance can only be imbibed when they are reflected in the words and acts of the teacher. No person in the teaching profession can shy away from moving to the most remote interiors for the purpose of moulding the most disadvantaged young minds. When a teacher fails to do this, it is reflective of the society’s failure. “On this Teachers’ Day, I call upon the teaching community to reflect upon the challenges of their profession and face those challenges head-on,” the chief minister said.

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It is a profession noblest of all and they must live up to the expectations of society for guiding and mentoring the young children, and nurturing their minds, he added.

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