Teacher's day is celebrated on 5th of September. The birthday of the second President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is observed as teacher's day in India. Dr, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a renowned educationist, a scholar and a teacher. It is his birth anniversary that is celebrated as teacher's day throughout the country. This day is considered as the day for the teachers. Teacher's day is actually a day for paying a tribute to all our teachers and their immense hard work. So, it can be said that 5th of September also called as teacher's appreciation day is the day dedicated to all the teachers. The immense role, support and guidance of the teachers can not be expressed in words; they are the ones who help us in giving a shape to our lives.
Students from each and every part of the country eagerly wait for this occasion. The occasion of teacher's day is actually a way through which the students can express their genuine appreciation and gratefulness to their teachers.
Apart from that, this day is also utilized by the students to pay respect and tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan for his philosophies. Dr. Radhakrishnan contributed a lot of useful articles and journals in various subjects like educational, theological, cultural, social, philosophical and ethical. This day that is his birthday is indeed a great way of remembering the huge contributions and honoring this legend, who have helped us in making our lives more knowledgeable.
The history behind teacher's day is actually quite interesting. One day, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was approached by some of his students as well as friends and they requested him to let them celebrate his birthday.
This incident took place during his presidential tenure. To their request, Dr. Radhakrishnan said them that instead of celebrating his birthday separately they should celebrate this day as teacher's day. He said that if they do so, it would be a great privilege for him. Since then onwards, September 5th, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday is celebrated as the day for appreciating the teachers throughout the country.
Teacher's day is not a holiday; it is one such occasion where the students make their teachers feel special. It is a very significant day in the history of India. This day is not only the birth anniversary of the second Indian President but also is the day for admiring the sincere efforts and contributions of the teachers for building the basic foundation of India.
The celebrations of teacher's day are full of positive energy and anticipation on the part of the students. Students act as teachers and in this way they actually get to understand the role and responsibilities of a teacher. Song and dance programs are an integral part of teacher's day celebrations in various schools. The teacher's day celebrations are a small gesture form the side of the students to thank their teachers for supporting and guiding them throughout. Through these celebrations students and their teachers remember the great educationist and philosopher, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who is the symbol of hope and inspiration.
Last Updated: 19th June, 2017