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Teacher’s Day celebrated across India on birth anniversary of Dr S Radhakrishnan

To mark the occasion, the president of India Pranab Mukherjee presented National Awards to meritorious teachers and launched Delhi government’s Be A Teacher programme.

Sep 7, 2015 09:05 IST
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5 September: Teacher’s Day

Teacher’s Day was celebrated on 5 September 2015.To mark the occasion, the president of India Pranab Mukherjee presented National Awards to meritorious teachers.

Also, he inaugurated the Be A Teacher programme of the Delhi government at the Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in the President’s Estate in New Delhi.

Under the programme, successful leaders from all walks of life - judiciary, civil services, media, medicine, entrepreneurship, etc– will volunteer themselves to spare some quality time to share their experiences with students of government schools.

Teacher's day was created in 1962 to mark the birth anniversary of the second president of India Dr S Radhakrishnan, who was also an academician and teacher.

The World Teachers’ Day

It is important to note that every country has its own Teacher’s day, which is celebrated on different dates. But there is also the World Teachers’ day that was created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Every year, 5 October is celebrated as the World Teachers’ Day. A different theme is selected for every year to celebrate and honour the teachers of the world.

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