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September 5: Teachers Day in India

General Knowledge Category: Events, India: An Overview

In India, Teacher’s day is celebrated every year on September 5 as a mark of accolade to the part played by the teachers in the society. September 5 is the birth anniversary of a great mentor Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a grand advocate of edification, and was the distinguished envoy, academician, and India’s President, above all a great Teacher.

Importance of Teachers Day

Teacher’s Day is one of the events that is looked up by the students and the teachers in a similar way as on this juncture it is the teachers who are praised. On this day, students comprehend how important is the role of a teacher in a student’s life.

Teachers should always be respected. Teachers need support and encouragement from the society to sense that their fidelity to scholars is treasured and cherished. In India, on the eve of Teachers Day, the National Awards are given to the Teachers by the President of India on September 5. The award is given as a public gratitude to praiseworthy teachers working in the primary schools, middle schools and secondary schools.

With the exception of the fun facet of Teachers day, it is also a day when a person can look back, have a high regard for and get enthused by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, who was a small city sly boy and was brought up to become the esteemed politician in the narration of Indian democracy.

About Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was one of the most renowned writers in contemporary India. His contribution was based on theoretical, theological, moral, instructive, communal and enlightening subjects. He wrote plentiful articles to diverse recognized journals which are of gigantic importance and gives the impression of revelation to an assortment of readers because of the profundity in the connotation of the piece of writings.

Why is Teachers Day Celebrated?

Dr. Radhakrishnan became India’s President in the year 1962. He was approached by some of his friends and students who requested him to give consent to them to commemorate 5th September as Teacher’s Day, in his Birthday. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan responded, "Instead of observing my birthday discretely, it would be my pompous privilege if 5th September is scrutinized as Teacher’s Day". The appeal showed Dr. S. Radhakrishnan's affection and dedication for the teaching career. From that point of time, India celebrates Teacher’s Day on 5th September.

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Teachers Day in India: 5th September

Teachers Day in India: Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

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