On the eve of Teachers day on 4th September 2015, Indian President Mr Pranab Mukherjee would take up the role as a teacher. Students belonging to Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya School would get the privilege of being student of the Indian President. Honourable President would be conducting joint class for the students of class 11 and class 12 of this school.
The president would address the students and hundred teachers of the school that was located in the Presidential Estate. The entire batch of class 11 and class 12 students would listen to the lectures of Indian President in the ”knowledge floor”. Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia gave this idea to President Pranab Mukherjee, for which he readily agreed.
It must be noted that earlier on the Independence day eve, Indian President spoke on the the aspects of quality education and even stressed the importance of guru-shishya (Teacher-Student) kind of relationship. He said that though we proudly feel about the guru-shishya relations, but we had deserted care, devotion and commitments. President also said that, the teachers must be recognized by the society as they were responsible for moulding the career of a student.
President expressed his unhappiness over the way teachers of today were being portrayed. ”Be a Teacher” initiative of Delhi government is a programme where famous people belonging to various categories such as arts, culture, sports, business, politics and civil services were entrusted with the responsibility of taking classes for the students.
This was done to inspire the students to help the students to accomplish many great things in their lives. The uniqueness that is associated in this one day teacher concept is, it will be the first time ever in the history that any President would have don the role of teacher on Teachers Day. It is well known that September 5 is celebrated as teachers day in the memory of Former president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.