New Delhi: September 5 is celebrated as Teacher’s day in India. On this day, President of India Ram Nath Kovind extended his hearty wishes to the teachers of the country. In a tweet, Kovind showed his respect towards the first vice-president and philosopher Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan whose birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India.

Kovind said, “On Teachers Day I pay homage to Dr S. Radhakrishnan and extend heartiest greetings to all teachers of our nation. May our great gurus continue to help and guide us in building a nation and world full of wisdom, peace and harmony.”

“A characteristic feature of our culture and heritage has been the Guru-Shishya Parampara. We are very fortunate and blessed as a civilization to have always had, since time immemorial, great gurus who have led seekers of truth to their goal,” added Kovind.

Kovind further asked everyone to pray so that the teachers continue to inspire everyone, individually and collectively, in building a nation and world defined by wisdom, peace and harmony. The president also recalled the lasting contributions of the “eminent scholar and educationist” Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on the auspicious Teachers day. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, philosopher-cum-author and India’s second president, was born on September 5, 1888.