Why Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5 September? Know Special Things Related to it

Last Updated on September 6, 2020 by admin

Teacher’s day 2020: Every year 5 September is celebrated as Teachers ‘Day (Teachers’ Day) in India. On this day, students express their love and respect towards teachers in their own way. Here are some interesting facts about Teachers’ day that one should know.

History

Teachers day is celebrated on September 5th, every year in India to mark the birth anniversary of our Former President Dr. Sarvepali Radhakrishna. He had the opinion that “Teachers should be the best minds in the country”. Radhakrishna is acclaimed for dedicating his life to education and improving the standards in the field of education. He was honored with Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award in 1954.

Significance

The purpose of celebrating teacher’s day is to acknowledge the efforts of teachers around the globe to promote education. They help people to turn into responsible citizens. Teaching is the most persuasive job and big responsibility in the world. Teachers are the source of light in the world that has been darkened due to ignorance.

Celebration

Teacher’s day is celebrated every year in the school, students do cultural programs, give teachers day speeches. Although this time due to pandemic, school and colleges are closed, so in most places, it will be celebrated online. However, you can call and message your favorite teacher to wish them on Teacher’s Day.

Know some Interesting Facts of Teacher’s Day

  • Dr. Radhakrishnan said in 1962 “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my privilege if September 5 is observed as Teacher’s day”.
  • Dr. S.Radhakrishna always believed that teachers should have the best mind in the country.
  • He was nominated 11 times for the Nobel Peace Prize, and 16 times for the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Dr. S.Radhakrishna was a very brilliant student, he was awarded scholarship throughout his academic life.
  • He was the first Indian to hold a post of president at the University of Oxford- Preacher Professor of Eastern Religion and ethics (1936-1952)
  • More than 100 countries celebrate teacher’s day in different ways for the admiration of teachers for their special contribution to society.
  • Dr. S. Radhakrishna was born in Telugu speaking Brahmin family, although his father wanted him to be a priest.
  • Radhakrishna led the Indian Delegation to the united nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and elected chairman of UNESCO’s executive board.
  • In 1994, UNESCO recognized the celebration of October 5 as World Teachers day to appreciate the work of the teacher.
  • Dr.S. Radhakrishna was honored Knight by the British government in 1931 for outstanding contributions in the field of education.

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