September 4, 2016
Chennai: The newly-appointed Governor of Tamil Nadu, CH Vidyasagar Rao, and Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today greeted the people of the state on the eve of Teachers’ Day, the birth anniversary of former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
In his greetings, the Governor said that Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was highly regarded by every Indian, especially those of the teaching fraternity. “His vision of Indian education was in line with the world standards. Let us show our gratitude and respect to our teachers for making us what we are today,” he said. He also appealed to the teaching fraternity to “reorient themselves and evolve new methodologies for laying a strong foundation in students to make India a global leader.”
In her message, Jayalalithaa said that her government was taking various measures to ensure that even poor children get quality education and the welfare of teachers are looked after. “The measures implemented by our government for the welfare of teachers include filling up the 74,316 vacancies, setting up of two teachers homes at Tiruchy and Chennai at a cost of Rs.6 crores, special grievance redressal meetings for them, and transparency in their transfer counselling,” she said. The Chief Minister also increased the ‘Nallasiriar Virudhu’ cash award from Rs.5000 to Rs.10,000.
The Chief Minister also extended greetings on the eve of Vinayaka Chathurthi. In a statement, she wished all-round peace, prosperity, and well-being to the state, with the blessings of Lord Ganesha.