New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and many other leaders took to Twitter on Thursday to pay homage to former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his 131st birth anniversary.

Paying tribute to S. Radhakrishnan and the entire teaching community, Kovind tweeted: "On Teachers' Day, I pay homage to Dr S. Radhakrishnan & extend greetings to all our teachers. They infuse young minds with strong values & inspire them to be curious, to seek knowledge & to dream. Doing this, they contribute immensely towards nation building."

Sharing a video Modi tweeted: "Teachers Day greetings to everyone. India pays tributes to Dr S Radhakrishnan, an exceptional teacher and mentor, on his Jayanti."

Shah also thanked teachers for their exemplary work in shaping society and students.

"On Teachers' Day, nation salutes the entire teaching community for their exemplary role in building an educated and civilized society. I offer my tributes to the great philosopher, teacher and statesman, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, whose Jayanti is celebrated as Teachers' Day," he tweeted.

similarly, Congress President Sonia Gandhi extended her greetings to all students and teachers on the occasion of Teachers' Day.

"Our teachers are true nation builders because it is the teachers who have a very important responsibility to shape the future of our country and show the right path of honesty. Teachers teach the character of nation love, hard work, perseverance and guide the character of our next generation and the future children of the country," Gandhi said in a statement.

"Teachers instill hope in their students, ignite imagination and increase the urge to learn. They are the ones who inspire the students to face the challenges of life, so we will always be indebted to the teachers for their hard work and contribution in nation-building," she said.