CHENNAI: Governor K Rosaiah and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa led the State on Thursday in greeting the teaching fraternity on the eve of Teachers Day.
The CM in her message, recalled the view of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan that the future of a country was shaped in its class rooms. The duty of teachers, she noted, did not stop at just educating the students but to inculcate character, good virtues, general knowledge and social thinking among them. The CM said during the past three years, 53,288 teachers had been appointed in Tamil Nadu. At present, 14,700 teachers are being appointed, she said and added that her government had been implementing many schemes for teachers.
“On Teachers Day, let us resolve to show our gratitude to the teaching community and recall the selfless services rendered by them which have made us what we are today,” the Governor said. Greeting teachers, DMK president M Karunanidhi said the dominance of Sanskrit was wiped out, but the Centre, in the name of nationalism, has been trying to insert a Sanskrit phrase Guru Utsav. State BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan. DMDK founder Vijaykant and PMK founder S Ramadoss also greeted teachers.