Teachers Day in India: A Salute To All Gurus in Our lives

Every year on 5th September Teachers Day is observed in India. This is done to commemorate the birth anniversary of well-known Indian Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, The first vice president of India and the second president of India.

Teacher’s day is celebrated since 1962 to celebrate the value of our teachers, guide, mentors, and every person who teaches us in our life so that we can improve ourselves and our lifestyles.

The biggest reason behind observing Teacher’s Day is that the people of the country want to consider the contribution made by the teachers to society as a tribute.

Teachers are the real potters in the lives of students who not only shape our lives but enable us to keep burning like light even after dark all over the world.

Students celebrate the contribution of teachers in their lives and the shaping of society on this special occasion.

The day is nothing short of a celebration in schools, in which senior students dress up as teachers and teach junior classes.

Teachers are the foundation of society. Teaching is the only profession that creates all other professionals. It is rightly said that a teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others.

They help us to achieve our dreams. This is the day when students can show their respect, love, and gratitude towards their favorite teacher.

The teacher teaches the difference between right and wrong. Teachers make people civilize. Without teachers, we can not imagine a civilized society.

For the teachers, students are like a plant. Teachers help to grow a plant into a tree. Thus the importance of a teacher can not be neglected.

Nowadays students have many options to wish their teachers on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. On this day teachers receive lots of love, respect, and honor from their students.

Why Do We Celebrate Teachers’ Day?

A teacher shares knowledge of his entire life without any expectations from his student. Therefore Teacher’s day is celebrated to say thanks to all the teachers.

Teacher’s day is celebrated all over India on 5 September to pay their respects to teachers on the occasion of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday who was the former President of India.

It is to suppose that when he became the president of India, some of his students wanted to celebrate his birthday on 5th September and allow them for the same.

But he said it would be more proud for me if 5th September is celebrated as teacher’s day instead of my birthday.
From that time teacher’s day is celebrated.

On this day, students and teachers celebrate together by doing some entertaining activities like drama, play, dance, and etc in educational institutions.

The teacher (Guru) is very important in everyone’s life. Teachers have their own special place in society in the whole world.

Importance Of Teachers Day

Teacher’s day is very important not only for the teacher but also for all the students. On this day, students can express their thoughts and feelings in front of their teachers.

Celebrating Teachers Day across the world shows the importance of teachers in our lives. Teaching is the most inspiring work and a big responsibility in this world.

Life Of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888 in Tirutani village in Tamil Nadu, Madras, which is now about 64 km from Chennai.

The childhood of Dr. Radhakrishnan was spent in Tirumani village. From where he started his education. For further education, his father enrolled in the Christian missionary organization Lutheran Mission School, Tirupati.

The great philosopher and politician Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second President and first Vice President of India. He was a very prominent scholar and educationist.

As a President of India, he only took Rs 2,500 per month out of his salary of Rs 10,000, and the rest 7,500 donated every month to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said, Dr. Radhakrishnan is a great teacher and a guide from whom we learned so many things.

He added also, It is our and India’s proud privilege to have a great teacher, an educationist, and a great philosopher with us.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s career
  • After completing his postgraduate studies in the year 1909, he worked as a teacher of philosophy in the Madras Presidency College. And later in 1916, he became Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College.
  • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was appointed as Haskell Lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Chicago in 1930.
  • In 1931, Sarvepalli contested the post of Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University. In 1939, he became the Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University.
  • Dr. Radhakrishnan was elected Vice-President in 1952. A new post of Vice President was created under the Constitution and he was the first Vice President of India.
  • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954, the country’s highest civilian honor.
  • In 1962, Drs. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the President of India. He served from 1962 to 1967. He was the second President of India.
  • 27 times he was nominated for the Nobel Prize.

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