Like other parts of the world, the International Teacher day had been observed in Pakistan on Saturday (October 5, 2019) to highlight role of teacher in development of the country and society.
International Teachers Day also known as World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5. To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, the UNESCO and Education International (EI) mounts a campaign each year, to help give the world better understanding of teachers and the role they play in the development of students and society.
According to private news channels, the campaign focuses on different themes for every year. The theme of the Day this year is “Young Teachers The future of the Profession.”
Different events including, walks and workshops organized in different parts of the country to pay tributes to the teachers for their immense contributions to the society.
Punjab Minister for Labour & Human Resources (L&HR) Ansar Majeed Khan, in his message on World Teachers Day, said that teachers play a vital role in establishing civilised societies.
He said our religion Islam, teaches us to respect the teachers like our parents. The minister said that teachers play an important role in national progress by laying the foundation of an educated society. The role of teacher cannot be overlooked in character building of students. Only those people get success in life who respect the teachers, he added.
He said that the basic purpose of observing the Teachers Day was to remember the services of teachers for laying foundation of an educated and civilised society.
Speakers at a function to mark World Teachers Day held here Saturday acknowledged the role of private educational institutions for providing quality education to the students as well as contributing to increase the literacy rate.