President of India speech audio dictation in different accuracy speed for preparation of Shorthand or Steno skill test.
Transcription-It is indeed a pleasure for me to be present here and address you all on Teachers’ Day. I am happy to join you on this occasion where we recognise the dedicated services of many teachers throughout the country who are actively engaged in building and strengthening the intellectual and ethical foundations of our children. It is a day when we honour, with the national awards those of you who have made significant contribution for improvement of school education. I congratulate you for this national recognition. I also greet all teachers of our country and express our gratitude for their service and commitment.
In our country, 5th of September is celebrated as the Teachers’ Day. It is the birth anniversary of my pre-eminent predecessor, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was one of the great scholars and philosophers and above all a great teacher of our country. He was a mentor and a revered guide to educationists who understood the educational priorities of modern India. Long back, he had said and I quote
“The aim of education is not the acquisition of information, although important, or acquisition of technical skills, though essential in modern society, but the development of that bent of mind, that attitude of reason, that spirit of democracy which will make us responsible citizens.”
These words remind us even today of the need for introspection with a basic question: What educational experiences are we providing to our children to achieve this aim? In the fast changing world of today where new ideas, values and concepts are rapidly replacing the old ones, the importance of quality of education for any student has further increased. The education has to liberate a person from narrow world view and the boundaries of caste, community, race and gender. Teachers have been entrusted with the responsibility of moulding the young minds to understand the world and make it better. To achieve this, teachers working in the schools, colleges and universities need to define to themselves what it is to be a teacher and what effort can make their performance meaningful to achieve this aim. This is a high time for introspection.
I believe that more than ever, today we need inspired teachers to instil in our children the civilizational values of sacrifice, tolerance, plurality, understanding and compassion. I would define an inspired teacher as a value-oriented, mission-driven, self-motivated and result-oriented individual. He works towards impacting the environment in a positive manner through his own actions as well as by imparting knowledge amongst students to help them achieve their potential. An inspired teacher links the individual goals of the students to the societal and national goals. Such teachers appeal not only to the head but also the heart. Through words, actions and deeds, they inspire the students and elevate them to a higher level of performance and thinking. Responsibility of producing aware, conscious and intellectual citizens who build the future of our nation lies with the teachers.
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