I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and felicitations to teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day being celebrated on 5th September, 2019. We are observing this great day in loving memory of our great patriot Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, was born on 5th September, 1888 and was an Indian philosopher and statesman. He was awarded several high awards during his life, including a knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, in 1954, and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. He believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country". Since 1962, his birthday has been celebrated in India as Teachers' Day on 5th September.
I would like further to mention that the ideals of teaching profession provide guiding principles to the students and community. The teacher is expected to ensure compatibility between his precepts and practice. The teacher is also expected to be calm, patient and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition.
On this occasion, I would like to request to all fellow teachers to work for reviving our great national culture, ethics and human values by their knowledge and wisdom.