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India@75 : Celebration of Teachers Day 2021

High Commission of India

Victoria, Mahe


Celebration of National Teacher’s Day

The High Commission of India celebrated India’s National Teachers Day at the Chancery premises on Monday. Teacher’s Day in India is celebrated on 5th September to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a renowned philosopher, statesman and teacher who was the first Vice-President and the second President of Independent India.

The event that saw several Indian and Indian origin teachers in attendance began with a short documentary on the life of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Mr. Isidore Lopez and Mrs. Selvi Karunakaran, two of the senior-most Indian and India-origin teachers shared their stories and experiences of teaching in Seychelles. High Commissioner General Dalbir Singh Suhag addressed the gathering and spoke about the significant role played by teachers in shaping the future of their students. He also felicitated Mrs. Nalinadevi Radhakrishnan and Mr. Verghese Kunethra, two well-known retired Indian teachers in Seychelles for their dedicated years of service in the field of education.