NEW DELHI: Stating that courtesy and civic manner would be much required during the upcoming Commonwealth Games-2010 in Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday exhorted the teachers to instil good habits and civic sense in their students.
Speaking at the State Teachers’ Award Ceremony where she presented State Awards for 2008-09 to 70 outstanding teachers of Delhi, Ms. Dikshit said the role of teachers in bringing awareness in the country had always been important. “They had inspired the youth during the country’s freedom struggle, and now that the Capital is preparing to host the Commonwealth Games a sense of discipline and dedication among students is required,” she added. “I believe only students can display this sense of discipline. A large number of students and NCC cadets would be deployed during the Commonwealth Games,” Ms. Dikshit said.
The Chief Minister congratulated the teachers who were honoured at the function. “I see an inspiration in teachers which they have imbibed from Dr. S. Radhakrishnan whose views, philosophy and thoughts are not only relevant today but would continue to guide the teaching community forever,” she said.
She observed that a great many teachers with their outstanding contribution, labour and sincerity had brought about a sea-change in the level of education in Delhi, “which has become a role model for other States”.