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.
Stage set 4 President Pranab Mukherjee- he'll give a lesson on India's political history.
Sent by WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/cbCXSk9xUF— rupashree nanda (@rupashreenanda) September 3, 2015
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.
I spent an hour wid Sh Pranab Mukh a few days back. He is a storehouse of knowledge on politics, history n constitution(1/3)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 4, 2015
That combined wid rich experience n anecdotes from his own life - it is engrossing listening to him(2/3)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 4, 2015
We all r delighted that he is teaching children today. He is like a guru for all of us(3/3)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 4, 2015
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.