India celebrates Teachers’ Day today (September 5), and President Ram Nath Kovind will felicitate the winners of National Teachers’ Awards 2020 through a virtual ceremony amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
47 teachers have been chosen from across the nation to be felicitated by the President.
“Paid a courtesy visit to President Ramnath Kovind ji and invited him for a virtual program to be held on 5 September 2020 on the occasion of ‘Teacher’s Day’ and discussed the outline of ‘National Teacher Award Program, Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted.
The Ministry of Education presents this award every year to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of teachers from across the nation.
The first Teachers’ Day was celebrated in India in 1962 when Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan began serving as the second president of India.