Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

In presenting the first Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding to U Thant at a ceremony on 12 April 1967, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India’s philosopher-king and former President, expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the esteemed Secretary-General: “We are all happy that U Thant is selected for the first Nehru Award for International Understanding. His outstanding work in this direction as Secretary-General of the United Nations has inspired confidence. All these years he has been engaged in a passionate quest for peace and his selection for the Award has evoked universal acclaim.” With these remarks, we see one world teacher appreciating another world teacher.