Haryana to celebrate 'Shiksha Parv' till September 17; CM highlights the role of a teacher

The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs 47.27 crore at Indira Gandhi University
Manohar Lal Khattar (Pic: EPS)
Manohar Lal Khattar (Pic: EPS)

On the occasion of Teacher's Day, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Sunday that Haryana will celebrate 'Shiksha Parv' till September 17.

Speaking during a function organised at Indira Gandhi University in Rewari district, Khattar highlighted the significant role of a teacher in everyone's life.

He said good education makes a responsible citizen which further helps in nation building.

Khattar said 'Shiksha Parv' is just another way to render respect to teachers and it will be celebrated till September 17, which coincides with the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs 47.27 crore at Indira Gandhi University.

Khattar also remembered his favourite teacher KL Gera and spoke with him on telephone during the programme to enquire about his well-being.

The Chief Minister said one has to move forward while serving the country and society, and a teacher plays a pivotal role in giving a new direction to life.

He also lauded the role played by teachers amid the COVID pandemic.

Speaking at another event in MDU university in Rohtak, Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya said the dream of "Atmanirbhar India" would be fulfilled only through effective implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP-2020).

"Teachers will play an important role in the effective implementation of this revolutionary education policy. Therefore, teachers will have to work harder for this," the governor said during the Teachers' Day function organised at Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak.

The Governor, who is also the chancellor of the university, called upon the teacher community to take care of the students like a mother would.

"Along with their intellectual development, work continuously for morale enhancement and character building," he said, adding that teachers should motivate the students for entrepreneurship by using information technology.

He called upon the students present in the auditorium to become job providers.

The Governor said the university has to be made a centre of entrepreneurship excellence along with academic excellence.

Dattatraya called for starting a social awareness campaign against social evils, while taking inspiration from the thoughts and works of Swami Dayanand Saraswati.

He congratulated the entire university, including vice chancellor Rajbir Singh, for the remarkable progress, green campus and multi-faceted achievements.

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