Redeem teacher's pride and prestige for progress: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that a society could march ahead in its pursuit of knowledge when it could redeem its teachers' pride and prestige.

PTI| Updated: Sep 05, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that a society could march ahead in its pursuit of knowledge when it could redeem its teachers' pride and prestige.

"The process of teaching is intrinsically intertwined with the teacher and taught. Stronger the bond, better the learning becomes," Gogoi said on the occasion of Teachers' Day today in a statement here.

Gogoi observed that even in modern day world, relation between the teacher and taught should remain intact for the benefit of both.

"Teaching is a devotion and a teacher should profess this devotion to make learning a treasure for the lifetime," he said.

Observing that Teachers' Day "gives us an opportunity to pay our gratitude and indebtedness to our teachers who always shoulder heavy responsibilities of creating and nurturing a pool of human resources in our society," Gogoi said ideas and experiences he had gathered from his teachers had helped him immensely in his social and political life.

"As soon I started my political innings as an MP, I accorded top-most priority to education and in my first address in the Budget session of the Lok Sabha on June 3, 1971, I underlined the importance of the right of children to free and compulsory education. Today, I feel happy that the Right to Education has become an Act," he said.