Teachers Day: Google celebrates this day with animated doodle

Published on: Sep 5, 2018 12:43 IST
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Google Doodle

American technology giant Google today celebrated Teachers' Day with an animated doodle as a tribute to every teacher around the globe. The animated doodle showed a spinning globe with spectacles surrounded by many subjects.
In the latest doodle, the subjects depicted by the Google are sports, music, astronomy, and chemistry -- showing that knowledge need not be just bookish.

Every year, Teachers’ Day is celebrated in India on September 5 as a tribute to the second President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was an exemplary teacher, philosopher, scholar, and politician par excellence. His work dedicated towards education shaped the youth of the country in the early years of the democracy. While World Teacher's Day, designated by the UNESCO is celebrated on October 5 every year.

It was during the 1960's that the tradition of celebrating Teachers' Day started in India. On this day, students in schools and colleges and in people across fields pay tributes to their teachers for their guidance to build a better tomorrow.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid homage to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary, which is celebrated as Teachers' Day across the country.

"On Teachers' Day, I pay homage to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and extend heartiest greetings to all teachers of our nation. May our great gurus continue to help and guide us in building a nation and world full of wisdom, peace, and harmony," President Kovind tweeted.

Radhakrishnan, an exemplary teacher was also a philosopher, scholar, and politician. His work dedicated towards education shaped the youth of the country in the early years of the democracy. Greeting the teaching community on the occasion, PM Modi said: "Teachers play a vital role in the shaping of young minds and building our nation. We bow to our former President and a distinguished teacher himself, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his Jayanti."

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