Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, on the occasion of Teachers' Day today, wished the teaching community and said that teachers have a central role in realising the dream of a 'New India'.
He further asked the nation to make the next five years all about 'teach to transform, educate to empower and learn to lead.'
In a Twitter post, the Prime Minister said, "On Teachers' Day, I salute the teaching community that is devoted to nurturing minds & spreading the joys of education in society."
"Teachers have a central role in realising our dream of a 'New India' that is driven by cutting edge research & innovation," he added.
Prime Minister Modi further paid tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary and termed him an outstanding teacher and statesman.
"My tributes to Dr. S Radhakrishnan, an outstanding teacher and statesman on his birth anniversary."
Dr. Radhakrishnan, philosopher-author and India's second president was born on September 5, 1888.
It's in his honour that India celebrates this day as the Teachers' Day.