The Saga of Teachers’ Day and The Man Behind
The Saga of Teachers’ Day and the Man Behind
Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on 5 September each year. Students pay gratitude to their educators by arranging beautiful and thoughtful programmes. This day is the birthday of a famous politician and philosopher of India. Yes, it’s none other than Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Dr. Radhakrishnan played a significant role in Indian philosophy. He was the one who brought it under the global limelight.
He received the prestigious Bharat Ratna in 1954. Dr. Sarvepalli was also the First Vice President of independent India.
He got elected as the second President of India in 1962. His acquaintances wanted to celebrate his birthday and this honor. But, Dr. Radhakrishnan insisted they observe that day for the teachers. He refused to celebrate his birthday. Dr. Radhakrishnan believed that a nation’s teachers should have the best minds among all citizens. He believed that teachers are responsible for framing the youth’s future. These youths will later become future leaders of society.
How is Teacher’s Day Celebrated?
Since 1962, 5 September every year we observed as Teachers’ Day. Learners express their thankfulness to the teachers in the form of brilliant programmes. Students also give emotional cards and greetings to their favorite teachers. It is a common way to show respect and love. Students know that they cannot achieve their dreams of life without their teachers. The teacher’s support and efforts are a must for their future. Thus, Teachers’ Day is the most appropriate day to convey this gratitude, respect, and love.
The Teacher behind Teachers’ Day
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan also had a huge fan following among his students. Once, he was on his way to Calcutta. There he was heading to join as a professor. His students in Mysore arranged a heartwarming scene. They pulled a floral carriage from the Mysore University to the railway station. It showed the dedication of Dr. Radhakrishnan as a teacher. This act of the students showcased respect for his efforts and teaching.
Teachers’ Day in the World
People worldwide observe a special day for their educators. The date varies from nation to nation.
For instance, China celebrates 11 September as Teachers’ Day. Also, the universal day for teachers, i.e., World Teachers’ Day, is always observed on 5 October.
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