Don't Miss This Class: President Mukherjee To Turn Professor Ahead Of Teachers Day

04/09/2015 10:30 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 29: President of India Pranab Mukherjee meeting the children on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29, 2015 in New Delhi, India. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother's wrist, which symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee might have a lot of responsibilities, but he's not too busy to create history by teaching a class a day before Teachers' Day. On Friday, he taught Political Science to the students of Class 11 and 12 of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, located inside the Presidential Estate, in New Delhi.

Apparently, no sitting President has taught a class before.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also interacted with 800 students and 60 teachers from various schools in New Delhi along with students from across the country who have excelled in various activities.

These Teachers Day events were held on September 4, instead of September 5, the actual Teachers Day, because Saturday is a school holiday for most schools and the country is also celebrating Janamashtmi that day.

The President is all set to tell the students about Indian political history exactly as he has seen it unfolding before his eyes. Later, he will address over a 100 teachers for an hour or so. President Mukherjee was a college professor and a journalist before he joined politics in 1969.

The idea for the President to teach a class of students was suggested by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.

The address of the President to students and teachers will be telecast live on Doordarshan (News) Channel from 11.55 a.m. to 12.55 p.m. and from 13.25 p.m. to 13.35 p.m. respectively. ANI adds that it will also be webcast live on the President of India website.

September 5, the birth anniversary of India's second President and philosopher S Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teachers' Day every year.

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