TEACHER’S DAY: SEPTEMBER 5
In India Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th of September, every year, as a tribute to the contribution made by the teachers towards the community. Since 1962 the day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, India’s first Vice President, first ‘philosopher President‘ ,a great teacher and a staunch believer of education, known for his contribution towards the education system of India. He became the first Vice President of India in 1952 and took on the role as the nation’s second President in 1962 until 1967. Radhakrishnan was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.Some of the well known books are The Hindu View of Life, Religion and Society, The Idealist View of Life, Eastern Religions and Western Thought and A Source Book in Indian Philosophy.
His contributuions in various fields,in education particular,has to be seen in the broad historical perspective. He did achieve a confident intellectual outlook for Indians to take their world forward. As an educator his pervasive influence still persists ;We naturally invoke his name when we think of Indian philosophy or religion or seek for a modern interpretation of Hinduism.
Celebration of teacher’s day is a wonderful opportunity to show our gratitude to our teachers. On this day we honor our beloved teachers for their selfless effort towards shaping the carriers of their students and elevating the education system of India as a whole.