Teachers’ Day 2022: President Droupadi Murmu conferred National Award to Teachers; urges teachers to teach in mother tongue

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Today, on the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India’s President Droupadi Murmu conferred National Awards on 45 teachers from across the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the President remembered her teachers and said that she always feels indebted to her teachers for whatever she has achieved in life.

The President said that in today’s knowledge economy, science, research and innovation are the basis of development. The development of original talent in science, literature, or the social sciences can be more effective through the mother tongue. Mother’s tongue is helpful in developing natural talent as it is our mothers who teach us the art of living in our early lives. If a student will be taught in the mother tongue, then students can develop their talent with ease. That is why in the National Education Policy 2020, emphasis has been laid on the use of Indian languages for school education and higher education.

The President said that it is the responsibility of teachers to generate interest in science and research among their students. Good teachers can make complex principles easy to explain with the help of real examples that exist in nature.

She told the qualities of an ideal teacher, an ideal teacher is the one who tells, explains, demonstrates, and inspires.  

The President urged teachers to encourage the habit of asking questions and expressing doubts in the students. She said that by answering more and more questions and solving doubts, their knowledge would also increase.

Read the complete President’s speech here

Seema Jain

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