Arunachal Governor BD Mishra and CM Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have conveyed their greetings to the teaching community of the state and country on the auspicious occasion of Teachers Day.

Celebrated across the country on September 05 every year, the day also commemorates the birth anniversary of India’s former president, scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna awardee, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Governor Mishra in his message expressed hope that the occasion will inspire members of the noble profession to rededicate themselves towards imparting knowledge and value-based education.

The governor said the teachers play a key role in a student’s life in particular and society in general.

“With their far-sighted vision, knowledge, and experience, they have a huge impact on the growth, development, and well being of the students and in turn that of the nation,” the governor said while calling upon the members of the teaching fraternity to follow the path of righteousness and high morals of Dr Radhakrishnan.

Dr Radhakrishnan was a great philosopher, a humanist, and above all, an exemplary teacher. He was an epitome of knowledge, a strict disciplinarian and yet, always approachable. The teaching profession was his first love and those who studied under him, remember with gratitude, his great qualities as a teacher, Mishra said.

The governor further also appealed to the people of the state to fight the menace of Covid-19 pandemic unitedly and defeat it.

Chief Minister Khandu in his message expressed gratitude to the teachers serving in various government as well as private schools and institutes, especially those posted in rural areas, for guiding and moulding their students into future leaders, bureaucrats, technocrats, academicians, scientists, scholars, entrepreneurs and aware citizens of the country.

“As the common adage goes, the future of a country lies in the hands of its children, and teachers, as mentors, can mould students into future leaders who shape the destiny of India,” Khandu said.

They play an important role in our lives to become successful in career and business. They help us to become a good human being, a better member of society, and an ideal citizen of the country,” Khandu added

Khandu also paid his tributes to Dr Radhakrishnan.

State legislative assembly speaker, Pasang D Sona has also extended his greetings to the people of the state, especially the teaching community on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.

In his message, Sona expressed hope that the day which commemorates the birth anniversary Dr Radhakrishnan, will inspire each and everyone to rededicate oneself towards nation-building through education.

The speaker called upon the entire teaching community of state to put in their best efforts for imparting quality education to the students so as to help them become responsible citizens of the society.

Sona also encouraged the students to respect their teachers and inculcate reading habits.

This, he said, would not only enrich their knowledge but also help in shaping their futures.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: