Governor of Goa, Bhagat Singh Koshyari extended warm greetings and best wishes to the entire teaching fraternity of Goa on the occasion of Teacher’s day on September 5, 2020.
The Governor in his message said “Teacher’s Day is a tribute to the hard work and devotion of the teachers all year long, to educate a child. Teacher’s Day is dedicated to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was one of the most staunch advocates of education and one of the greatest scholars and teachers of all times, apart from being the first Vice President and the second President of India.
He said, “Especially during Covid pandemic time, when schools are closed down for safety of students, it is important to mention that the teachers have been putting significant efforts and time for online teaching to make sure the students are kept productive even at home. This is a commendable effort as many teachers who haven’t been technology savvy; especially the older staffs have trained themselves in order to reach out to their students. Therefore, every student and their parents owe a huge debt of gratitude to the teachers for making sure that a student could sit in the comfort of their homes and yet learn, during this difficult time. I urge the parents to extend all the support to the school administration and teachers in order to achieve success in the online teaching medium”.
Teachers are nation-builders who mould young minds in the best way possible through their wisdom, advices and by imparting good values to make every individual a better citizen of this nation. Teachers Day is an occasion which reflects the strong bonds between the teachers and their students, the Governor added.
Koshyari expressed happiness that National Education Policy, 2020 has focused on motivation and empowerment of teachers in order to ensure best possible future for our children and our nation. It also talks about restoring high respect for teachers and high status of the teaching profession so as to inspire the best to enter into it.
The Governor appealed to all the teachers in Goa to re-dedicate themselves to their profession and discharge their duties with renewed sense of responsibility, sincerity and vision and also congratulate them for all their efforts in making education easy during these tough times.