Each year on 5th September, classrooms across India are filled with flowers, gifts, cards and all the sweet wishes for the teachers. We all appreciate the important role that teachers have played in our lives to mold us and show us the right path.
But do we really know why we celebrate this day?
5th September is the birth anniversary of a great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a staunch believer of education, and was a well - known diplomat, scholar, the President of India and above all, a teacher.
The first Teachers’ Day was celebrated in India in 1962. This is the year when Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan began serving as the second president of India. To celebrate his esteemed position, his students suggested that his birthday be celebrated as ‘Radhakrishnan Day’.
However, he declined this idea and suggested that “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day. ”
Since then, every year on 5th September, we celebrate Teachers' day to honor these remarkable forces of our lives.
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