Every year, the 5th of September is celebrated as Teachers’ Day as a tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. The day also commemorates the Birth Anniversary of Dr S. Radhakrishnan, the former President of India and above all, a Teacher.
Meghalaya also joined hands with the rest of the country to celebrate the 62nd Teacher’s Day today, the 5th September, 2023 with great fervour and exuberance at U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong in the august presence of the Education Minister, Rakkam A. Sangma as the Chief Guest.
Addressing the functionRakkam A. Sangma said that Education is one of the pillars which contribute towards building a great nation. Teachers play a crucial and vital role in realising these goals by nurturing our young minds to be a better person in a society, to perform both academically and intellectually and reach a pinnacle of success.
Acknowledging that teachers face numerous other challenges such as pay disparity and untimely disbursement of salary, the Minister reiterated the government’s commitment and continuous efforts in addressing these issues. He also stressed on the need for teachers to come up with various innovative methods for holistic development of the students.
The Minister also congratulated Madhav Singh, Senior Science Teacher of Alpha English Higher Secondary School, Nongpoh for being conferred the National Teacher Award 2023. On the occasion the minister also inaugurated various Special projects under SSA; the website of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, Adopt a School Campaign and PM e-Vidya Meghalaya.