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President Ram Nath Kovind paid floral tributes to Dr. S Radhakrishnan, former President of India on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan. "Our nation has a warm tradition of the 'guru shishya parampara' by which teachers impart their knowledge to students and empower them," Kovind said in a statement.
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He called India's second President S. Radhakrishnan, in whose memory the day is celebrated, an "illustrious teacher". "On this occasion, I pay my homage to Dr Radhakrishnan and extend my heartiest greetings to all teachers of our great nation," the President said.