“You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.” ~ Elisabeth Rohm
The Teacher’s Day 2015 in India will be bit different from the rest of the years. This year, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with students on eve before teacher’s day, President Pranab Mukherjee would be a teacher for one day as well.
PM Modi would be talking to students through video conference, starting from 10 am on 4th September for nearly one hour and 45 minutes. This Teacher’s Day celebration, the HRD ministry is expecting more than 9 crore students to be part of this event.
HRD ministry seeking to highlight importance of the event, instructed both Government and Private schools to make necessary arrangement for the live telecast of PM’s interaction. Ministry has also asked states to send names for two students to be nominated for the face to face talk with Modi at Manekshaw Auditorium.
Apart from this President Pranab Mukherjee in his program ‘Be a teacher’, will take a special class of students of 11th and 12th class, to be held at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidhyalaya School located in the president estate. Later in this event President will also address 100 teachers.
This will be the first occasion that any President will be wearing teacher’s cap on ‘Teacher’s Day’, however, ex-President Late APJ Abdul Kalam keenly interacted with students, and took his last breath in the middle of a seminar for students in Manipal. Another element which would be new for Teacher’s Day celebration 2015 will include the government doubling up the cash award for national award winning teachers to Rs.50000. National award to teachers are given by President every year, as recognition of their commendable work respectively in primary, middle and secondary schools.
5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India, a birth anniversary of former president S. Radhakrishnan.