In India, the 5th of September is celebrated as teachers day. It is commemorated in reminiscence of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday: the country’s former President, scholar, philosopher, and Bharat Ratna awardee. He was born on 5th September 1888.
Teachers day signifies the unique roles of elders play in the lives of youngsters and abets to shape the country’s future.
Teacher’s day significance is ever-evolving; it means experiencing life, learning lessons, folding your life, and making the occurrences of your teacher you needed to shape you into who you become. Forever teachers: it’s a day to feel special, and for students, it means getting a handmade card, presents, gifting flowers, and professes their fondness to their favourite teachers or mentors. On this day, the senior batches do the role reversals with teachers and experience the authority.
5th October is celebrated as teachers day globally. However, every country celebrates Teachers day on distinct dates. In India, 5th September is considered as teachers day: as it’s the birthday of a highly-respected teacher, philosopher, and prolific statesman, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. A famous quote said by Dr Radhakrishnan; “teachers should be the best minds in the country.”
Dr Radhakrishnan ruled India for one and a half-decade. He became the first vice president of India in the year 1952 and ruled India till 1962. After a decade, he became the second president of India in the year 1962 till 1967.
He was born and raised in the Erstwhile Madras Presidency falls between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh border. He was a bright student. However, despite the lack of funds; he accomplished his education by winning the scholarship. In 1908, he completed his MA in Philosophy, and posts his completion: he instructed the subject at Madras Presidency College.
In the year 1931, Andhra University honoured Dr Radhakrishnan with the post of Vice-Chancellor. He held the post from 1931 to 1936: which was followed by Vice-Chancellor from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the year 1939, succeeding Madan Mohan Malviya.
In the year 1931, he was knighted and bestowed with the Bharat Ratna award. It’s the highest civilian award in India in the year 1954. In the Year 1963, British Royal Order made Dr Radhakrishnan an honorary member of Merit.
Significance of Teachers Day–
The story at the back of Teachers’ Day is going: that once Dr Radhakrishan took the workplace of the second President of India in 1962, his college students approached him to be seeking for permission to have a good time on September 5; as a unique day. Dr Radhakrishnan alternatively requested them to perceive September 5 as Teachers’ Day to comprehend the contribution of instructors to society. Teachers Day is widely known throughout colleges, universities, and academic institutions.
Students placed performances, dances, and host performs for their most-cherished instructors. This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and colleges being shut, the celebrations could be given a miss. However, digital blessings and greetings are the best way to commute your instructors. You mesmerize your teachers on this day and will always be.