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President presents awards to teachers in Delhi


President presents awards to teachers in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee awarded teachers from across the country for their remarkable service on the occasion of Teachers' Day yesterday in New Delhi. The National Award 2014 was given to 338 teachers from across India.

The awards were instituted in 1958. Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee said that education needed to liberate a person from narrow world view and the boundaries of caste, community, race and gender.

On the occasion, President also remembered former president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a great teacher who shaped India to its present form. The birth anniversary of Radhakrishnan is observed as Teachers' Day.

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