Published: 05th September 2020
I owe my accomplishments in life to my teachers and mentors: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu
He paid his humble tributes to former President and Vice President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and described him as an eminent teacher, philosopher, scholar, statesman and author
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday credited his attainment and accomplishments in life to his teachers and mentors, who had coached and trained him during his school and college days.
He paid his humble tributes to former President and Vice President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and described him as an eminent teacher, philosopher, scholar, statesman and author.
He was interacting virtually on the occasion of Teachers Day with teachers and students of Akshara Vidyalaya, a school run by Swarna Bharat Trust at Nellore and trainers of skilling courses conducted by SBT in association with various institutions at Nellore, Vijayawada and Hyderabad, an official release here said.
Mr Naidu also paid tributes to his teachers and mentors on the occasion and recalled that he had offered his reverence on Guru Purnima to more than 51 teachers and mentors, who played an important role in shaping his career and life.
Stating that he had enjoyed every moment during his school and college days, he observed that learning was a continuous process and told the students to acquire knowledge from teachers, parents and their grandparents, who had rich practical experience of life.
He also advised them to read books.
Lauding Akshara Vidyalaya, SBT, Muppavarapu Foundation and other organisations for conducting online classes and training courses, Mr Naidu expressed confidence that the people of the country would overcome the pandemic.
He stressed that it was important to impart skills to the youth of the country to enable them find employment or become self-employed.
Asserting that 'share and care' was the core of the Indian philosophy, Mr Naidu complimented SBT at Nellore for extending help to the migrants and other needy people of surrounding villages during the lockdown by providing food and other items, including medical assistance.