Teachers’ Day 2020: From politicians to celebrities, good wishes pour in from all quarters on social media

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed gratitude to all teachers who have contributed towards 'shaping minds and building our nation'

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Teachers’ Day 2020: From politicians to celebrities, good wishes pour in from all quarters on social media

Tributes poured in on Twitter on the birth anniversary of former President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on Saturday
(5 September). Every year since 1962, Teachers' Day is celebrated across the country to honour Dr Radhakrishnan.

He was born on 5 September, 1888, in a middle class family in Thiruthani, Tamil Nadu. A renowned philosopher, statesman and teacher, he was appointed as professor of Philosophy to the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta and was nominated 16 times for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and 11 times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Commemorating this day, netizens took to Twitter to express their gratitude to all the teachers.

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu paid his tributes to Dr S Radhakrishnan, the second President of India and the first Vice President on his birth anniversary, writing: "He was an eminent teacher, philosopher, scholar, statesman and author. His life, work and legacy will keep inspiring every Indian."

Expressing his gratitude to teachers for "their remarkable efforts" in shaping minds and building the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "On Teachers Day, we express gratitude to our teachers for their remarkable efforts. We pay tributes to Dr S Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti."

Modi also shared a short clip from his last 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme where he had introduced an idea of teachers
educating students about the elsser-known aspects of India's freedom struggle.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, "Tributes to an iconic thinker and erudite scholar, former President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti," before going on to greet the entire teaching fraternity who has been helping shape the nation.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekartoo posted a message on the microblogging site congratulating all teachers on the occasion. Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, paid homage to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and wrote, "On Teachers Day let us honour all teachers, but specially remember the one whose birthday it is and who served as our First Citizen."

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi shared a heartfelt message on the ocassion. He said: "I don't know of anything in life that can't teach us something. A matchstick burns away to light so many candles. Nature teaches us to be selfless. Children teach us truth, innocence and love."

Kangana Ranaut shared a picture from her annual day function when she was in class one in school and extended gratitude to all her teachers. "So many great teachers have added to my life directly or indirectly, my heartfelt gratitude to everyone," she shared.

Sonu Sood dedicated the day to his mother, writing that he has embarked on a journey down the path showed to him by his mum.

Actors Manoj Bajpayee and R Madhavan too wished their teachers for their contributions to their lives on the occasion.

"To all who've helped me understand life and make the best out of it, who've taught me lessons so I could ace better at the things I do. Here's wishing them a #HappyTeachersDay," tweeted actor Sidharth Malhotra.

India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli wished all the teachers and coaches who encourage everyone and stand by them by being their constant pillars of support.

Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra tweeted that there is no one he has met in life from whom he has not learnt something.

BCCI too tweeted their greetings to "all the teachers who have been guiding forces."

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