In his message, he said teaching is considered to be the most respectable profession in our country because of its glorious history. Teachers were venerated as ‘Gurujis’ because they took up teaching as a mission to impart knowledge to their students and to mould them into citizens capable of securing all round progress of the country.
Thus, it is much appropriated that the birthday of our former President Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teachers Day because of his immense contribution towards promoting education in our country, he said.
“This particular day providesan opportunity to teachers to assess their status of knowledge in the emerging scenario and thereby take necessary steps to attain higher standards of professional excellence. In fact, updating one’s knowledge should be a continuous process in this world where stiff competition is the order of the day”, he said.
He also said it is necessary that the student community observes this occasion to express their gratitude to their teachers for having bequeathed to them the wealth of knowledge and made them eligible to stand on their own feet.
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, extending warm greetings to the teaching community, said birthday of our former President Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teachers Day. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a great Philosopher, Educationist who contributed towards strengthening educational system in the country, he said and called upon teaching community to dedicate themselves to build a strong India based on knowledge.
Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate in his message said, “On the occasion of the 50th Teachers’ Day, I have great pleasure in extending my felicitations to the teaching community of this State. I would also like to express my good wishes for their noble task and urge them to continue to serve the Society to the utmost of their ability”.
He also appealed to the teaching community of Goa to draw inspiration from Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, to dedicate themselves to their profession and discharge their duties with a sense of dedication, commitment and vigour.