Teacher’s Day in India – Date, History, Importance & Celebration

Teachers day is celebrated on September 5 every year to mark the birth anniversary of former President, politician, scholar, and Bharat Ratna recipient, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.Trending WhatsApp status

Dr. Radhakrishnan was Independent India’s first Vice President and second President. In 1962, the year when Dr. Radhakrishnan assumed the Presidential office, the first-ever Teacher’s day was celebrated because Dr. Radhakrishnan was a staunch believer of education.

Teacher’s Day in India – Date, History, Importance & Celebration

According to the studies, Dr. Radhakrishnan was born in a middle-class family in Tirutani in 1888. He completed his post-graduation with a master’s degree in Philosophy from Christian College, Madras.

Dr. Radhakrishnan made many notable achievements in his life and received numerous honors and awards. In 1917, he wrote his book, “The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore, and marked an achievement by getting the world’s attention on India’s Philosophy. He taught at Chennai’s Presidency College and Calcutta University. Also, he was the Vice-Chancellor of the Andra Pradesh University from 1931 to 1936. Dr. Radhakrishnan used to get invited to teach Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University from 1936 to 1952. In spite of all these, he was the Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University till 1948, he was invited for the position by Madan Mohan Malaviya. Of all the achievements, the most prominent ones were when he received his knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna in 1954, and his honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. Dr. Radhakrishnan was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times.

Teacher’s Day Date – September 5

This day is dedicated to the hard work and importance of a teacher in our life. On this day, people show gratitude to their teachers. Teachers (Guru) are always treated prestigious and next to God according to Hindu Mythology. Teachers are considered to be the highest contributor to making a person a better human. Teachers are said to be the key person in the life of a person who helps him to grow mentally and socially. They not only guide us academically but also in life.

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Teacher undoubtedly deserves the best of our respect every single day, that is why we celebrate Teacher’s day to honor the teachers and make this one day special for them. Students make cards, prepare gifts, sing songs, and facilitate their teachers on this day, schools honor the teachers by organizing functions and performances with the help of students. People passed out from school call and meet their teachers on this day and wish them Teacher’s day. 

It is rightly said that there is nothing compared to the teaching profession. It is the noblest profession in the world.  

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