NEW DELHI, Sept 5 - President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday handed over the national teacher award to Archana Barua and Remya Parameswar Iyer of Assam.
Altogether 46 teachers from across the country received the national award from the President at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan here on the occasion of Teachers� Day.
Archana Barua is a teacher of No. 1 Alubari Junior Basic School of Margherita, while Remya P Iyer teaches at Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara in Guwahati.
Addressing the function, the President said strong foundations of character-building are laid in schools. �The main objective of education is to make the student a good human being and teachers do so by instilling honesty, discipline and integrity in their students,� he said, adding, by ensuring that their students become good human beings, teachers contribute in the nation-building process.