Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated as many as 100 teachers hailing from different parts of the state on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
At a special function organised by the School & Mass Education Department at Jayadev Bhawan here, the teachers, including 25 female ones, received state award with Rs 25,000, a citation and a scarf each.
“Teachers are the cornerstone of an empowered and enlightened society. On the occasion of Guru Divas, I thank them for their invaluable contribution towards nation building,” Patnaik said speaking to reporters after the function.
“Greetings to teachers on
#TeachersDay & homage to scholar, philosopher & former President of India Dr S Radhakrishnan on birth anniversary,” he tweeted.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 5, 2017