Teachers’ Day In India
Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th September as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. Teacher’s Day is marked in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr Radhakrishnan was India’s first vice president and second president. He was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient.
About Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888 at Tiruttani in Tamil Nadu, India. His father was Sarvepalli Veeraswami and his mother was Sitamma. His wife was Sivakamu and he was the father of five daughters and one son. He joined Voorhees College in Vellore but after that, he moved to the Madras Christian College at the age of 17. In 1906, he had completed his Master’s degree in Philosophy and became the professor.
In 1952, he became the first Vice President of Independent India and in 1962, he became the second President of India. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1952. His written works include Indian Philosophy, (two volumes, 1923–27), The Philosophy of the Upanishads (1924), An Idealist View of Life (1932), and Eastern Religions and Western Thought (1939). He was nominated 16 times for the Nobel Prize in literature, and 11 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. He died on 17 April 1975 (aged 86) in Madras, Tamil Nadu. Since 1962, Teachers’ Day in India is celebrated on 5 September every year to pay tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.
Importance of Teachers’ Day
Teachers play an important role in our life to become successful in career and business. A good teacher helps us to become a good human being in society and a good citizen of the country. One of the biggest roles a teacher may have is that of a mentor. On 5th September, the students show their gratitude for the contribution of teachers in making them a better human each day and express their respect and love for teachers.
Teacher’s Day is celebrated in schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions of India. On this day students do some performances, dances, skits and host elaborate shows for their beloved teachers.
Teacher’s Day Celebration In Other Countries
Argentina – 11th September
Brazil – 15th October
Bhutan – 2nd May
Canada – 5th October
New Zealand – 29th October
Malaysia – 16th May
Greece – 30th January
Sri Lanka – 6th October
Germany – 5th October
India – 5th September
Pakistan – 5th October
Hong Kong – 10th September
Teachers Day Quotes
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates
A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn – Ruth Beechick
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein
A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn. – Ruth Beechick
Teachers Day Wishes
You are not only our teacher You are our friend, philosopher, and guide. All molded into one person. We will always be grateful for your support. Happy Teachers’ Day!
Thanks for inspiring hope in me, Igniting my imagination, And instilling in me – a love of learning. Happy Teachers’ Day!
I will always be thankful to you for all the hard work and efforts you have put in, for educating me.
Thanks for being an excellent educator and a friend simultaneously. Happy Teachers’ Day!
You are not just a teacher to me, you are also an inspiration. Lucky to have you as a guide. Happy Teachers’ Day!
I was lucky to have a teacher as wonderful as you are. Wishing you a Teachers Day that’s full of joyous moments!
You are a hero in my book. Happy Teachers’ Day wishes to you!
You have been a great mentor. Thanks and a very Happy Teachers’ Day!