President Ram NathKovind and Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on greeted teachers on the eve of birth anniversary of former President SarvepalliRadhakrishnan celebrated as Teachers' Day.
In his message, the President said India has a warm tradition of the 'Guru Shishyaparampara' by which teachers impart their knowledge to students and empower them.
"It is our moral responsibility to pay respect and regard to teachers, as they are role models who guide children to become good and productive human beings. Teachers also develop the creativity of children and kindle a desire in them to be innovative," he said.
"On this occasion, I pay my homage to DrRadhakrishnan and extend my heartiest greetings to all teachers of our great nation," the president said.
J&K Governor N N Vohra observed that Teachers' Day is a very special occasion for recognising and paying tribute to the vital role played by teachers and honoring eminent teachers for their contributions in varied fields of learning and research.
Recalling DrRadhakrishnan's statement that "teachers should be the best minds in the country", the Governor observed that they are a very important element of the society and deserve high respect for their instructing and grooming the upcoming generations.
The Governor called upon the entire fraternity of teachers to put in their best efforts for imparting quality education to the youth and, besides, also encourage their balanced development.
In connection with the Teachers' Day to be celebrated on Tuesday, the School Education Department is organizing a grand function at SKICC in Srinagar. The Department would honor some of the best teachers in J&K on this occasion.
"We will be honoring some of our best teachers tomorrow at the Teachers' Day function at SKICC," Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo said.