New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, on the occasion of Teachers' Day today, wished the teaching community and said that teachers have a central role in realising the dream of a 'New India'. In a Twitter post, the Prime Minister said, "On Teachers' Day, I salute the teaching community that is devoted to nurturing minds & spreading the joys of education in society."
"Teachers have a central role in realising our dream of a 'New India' that is driven by cutting edge research & innovation," he added.
He further asked the nation to make the next five years all about 'teach to transform, educate to empower and learn to lead.'
Prime Minister Modi further paid tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary and termed him an outstanding teacher and statesman.
"My tributes to Dr. S Radhakrishnan, an outstanding teacher and statesman on his birth anniversary."
Dr. Radhakrishnan, philosopher-author and India's second president was born on September 5, 1888.
It's in his honour that India celebrates this day as the Teachers' Day