Help poor students realise inherent strength, Modi tells teachers

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New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged teachers to bring out “inherent strength” of the students, especially those who come from poor economic background.

Meeting the National Teachers’ Award winners on the eve of Teachers’ Day, Modi appealed to them to remove the disconnect between them and students, leaving an indelible mark on them.

“The Prime Minister said the educators should work towards removing the disconnect between the teacher and the student, so that teachers are remembered by the students throughout their life,” a statement from the PM’s Office said.

“He encouraged teachers to digitally transform their schools,” the statement said.

The Prime Minister commended the teachers’ dedication for education and making it their “life’s mantra”.

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“A teacher remains a teacher throughout life,” he remarked.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will confer the National Teachers’ Award tomorrow to 45 teachers from across the country.

— IANS

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