President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday conferred the National Teachers' Awards on 44 teachers from across the country for their contribution to developing innovative methods of teaching.
The national-level awards are given on Teachers' Day to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country and to honour those who, through their commitment, have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students.
"Teachers should pay special attention to the fact that each student has different abilities, talents, psychology, social background and environment. Therefore, emphasis should be laid on the all-round development of each child according to their special needs, interests and abilities," he said during the virtual award ceremony.
President Kovind congratulated all the teachers who received the award for their distinguished contributions. "Such teachers strengthen my belief that the future generation is safe in the hands of our well-qualified teachers. Teachers have a very important place in everyone's life, people remember their teachers lifelong. Teachers who nurture their students with affection and devotion always get respect from their students," he said.
The President urged teachers to inspire and enable their students to envision a golden future and acquire the aptitude to fulfil their aspirations.