World Teacher’s Day – Date, History, Importance & Celebration

World Teacher’s day also known as International Teacher’s day is celebrated on October 5 every year. Started in 1994, it depicts the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO recommendation regarding the status of teachers which is a standard for the status of teachers day all around the world. This recommendation was about standards regarding the education of personnel policy, recruitment policy and initial training, employment, and working conditions. This day focuses on appreciating, praising, assessing. It also focuses on the issues related to teaching.

World Teacher’s Day – Date, History, Importance & Celebration

In order to celebrate World Teacher’s Day, UNESCO and Education International come together every year to appreciate teachers’ and student’s relationships and to bind them together. The media industry also helps them in the achievement of this purpose. Different themes are decided for each year. For instance, “In 2017, there was “Empowering Teachers”. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO recommendation plan. In 2018, the theme decided was, Right to education means right to qualified teachers.” This year marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (1948) and served as a reminder that the right to education cannot be achieved without qualified teachers. 

Teachers are working professionals that give their best to create future leaders. Teachers are role models just like parents who help children to get guidance for future endeavors and build a bright and healthy future. They already go the extra mile for their students and to make their future better. They play a vital role in a student’s life. They are the heart of learning. There shouldn’t be a day to appreciate the hard work and perseverance of teachers, but we should appreciate them daily and thank them for their guidance. Although the teacher’s day is celebrated to shower them with love, respect, and affection. They mend the young minds into future leaders. They should be appreciated for their dedication, commitment, and patience. 

Globally Teacher’s day is celebrated on October 5th annually, however in India, it is celebrated on September 5th which marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Ramakrishnan. 

World Teacher’s Day

We should really appreciate our teachers this year as abide by the COVID19 situation, where the schools and colleges are shut down. It is only possible because of the teachers that online classes are being conducted and students are being taught. 

A teacher’s day celebration takes place every year with huge enthusiasm. Students prepare cards, videos, performances, skits, dance, songs for their teachers, in order to entertain them and make them feel special. 

Schools and colleges organize lunch and evening snacks following with a party or a get together to appreciate and recognize their efforts. They organize events such as seminars and award-giving ceremonies for teachers where they appreciate and felicitate them. 

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No matter how people celebrate teacher’s day, it is important to give them respect and love and honor them for their hard work and efforts.

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