Teacher’s Day 2019: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, in whose name Teachers Day is celebrated on 5 September. You would be surprised to know that his father never wanted him to study. Since Sarvepalli belonged to a poor Brahmin family, his father wanted him to become a priest of a temple. In India, Teachers Day is observed every year on 5 September as a role played by teachers in society. Radhakrishnan was also the President of India.
Why do we celebrate Teachers’ Day?
Teacher’s Day is a day dedicated in honor of teachers. Also, it is celebrated every year around the world to acknowledge and recognize the importance of teachers in the lives of students. Future of citizens of a nation. Therefore, teachers are considered as one of the most important parts of society. Teachers work to create the future of youth. In India, it is celebrated on 5 September, the birth anniversary of the second President of India and the first Vice President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. However, dates vary in countries according to their history and local importance, with World Teachers’ Day being celebrated on 5 October.
Why do we celebrate Teacher’s Day on 5 September?
September 5 marks the birth anniversary of a great teacher, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a staunch believer in education and a noted diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all, a teacher.
When some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow him to celebrate his birthday, he said, “Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege, if on September 5, as Teacher’s Day Is celebrated in “. Since then, 5 September has been celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India.
In 1965, the late Dr. S. Some prominent students of Radhakrishnan organized a gathering to pay tribute to that great teacher. At that meeting, Dr. Radhakrishnan said in his speech that his birth anniversary should be celebrated as Teachers’ Day by paying tribute to other great teachers of India and Bangladesh. The year is celebrated as Teacher’s Day from 5 September 1967 till today.
Who was Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan?
In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 September as the birth anniversary of Dr. Radhakrishnan, the second President of India. Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888 in a Telugu family near Thiruttani in the then Madras Presidency of British India. He studied philosophy at the University of Madras and was one of the best philosophers and scholars of modern India, presenting a critical and comprehensive analysis of the Vedanta branch of Hindu philosophy.
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