Remembering Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan with gratitude for his great qualities as a teacher, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that on this teachers day, we should resolve to "teach to transform, educate to empower and learn to lead."
"We celebrate September 5 as Teachers Day. It is the birthday of our former president Dr. Radhakrishnan. He was the president, but all through his life, he saw himself as a teacher. The most important quality of a teacher is to awaken in his students, a sense of creativity and the joy of learning. As we celebrate Teacher's Day this year, we should come together and take a resolve. Can we run a campaign in mission mode? Teach to transform, educate to empower and learn to lead. Can we move ahead with his resolve?" Prime Minister Modi said, in his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat'.
Asserting that teachers have a big role in transforming people's lives, he urged the nation to make a collective effort with the mantra - teach to transform.
"When we speak about transformation in our country, we must think of our teachers as we do of our mothers. The teacher plays a vital role in transformation. In the life of every teacher, there are incidents of simple efforts that succeeded in bringing about a transformation in somebody's life. We will play a big role in the transformation of the nation, if we make a collective effort. Come, let's move forward with the mantra - teach to transform," he added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi touched upon a variety of topics in his latest 'Mann ki Baat' address, including terrorism, violence, and cleanliness among others.