Tribal Welfare Minister P. Balaraju stressed the significant role of teachers in building a value-based society.

Addressing the Teachers' Day function organised by the Education Department here at VUDA Complex, he said the government was concentrating on providing infrastructure in schools in a big way.

It filled a record 50,000 posts and efforts were being made to give promotions to those working in ITDAs.MLC Gade Srinivasulu Naidu and District Collector J. Syamala Rao spoke.

As many as 51 teachers selected as best teachers in the district were felicitated.

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