Teacher's Day 2018: Here's why India honors its teachers on September 5th.

Every Year on September 5th India celebrated Teacher’s Day. Teacher’s Day observed on the Birth date of India’s first Vice President and second President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. In the honor of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhkrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888, the Whole India Celebrated Teacher’s day in a different way.


Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a great philosopher, scholar, and Bharat Ratna recipient. He became the President of India in 1962. Since 1962 India has commemorated his birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers on this day. Here's why India honors its teachers and gurus on September 5 each year.

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Life of Dr. Sarvepalli

He was a great scholar and philosopher. He was a celebrated academic. He studied at Chennai’s Presidency College and Calcutta University. From 1931 to 1936, he served as Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University.  In 1936, he was invited for Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford. He accepted the invitation and retained the same for 16 years.

The significance of Teacher’s Day

Dr. Radhakrishnan’s students were keen to celebrate his birthday but he suggested to observed 5th September as Teacher’s Day instead of celebrating his birthday, it would be his “proud privilege”.
He became the President of India in the Year 1962. Since then on 5th September is observed as Teacher’s Day.

Not only his Student respected him but also so many politicians of that time also loved and respected him. One of his closest friends and India’s First Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru said about him: "He has served his country in many capacities. But above all, he is a great teacher from whom all of us have learned much and will continue to learn. It is India's peculiar privilege to have a great philosopher, a great educationist and a great humanist as her President. That in itself shows the kind of men we honor and respect."

On the 5th of September, students around India honor the teachers in their lives. Many programs are held in schools, coaching, colleges, universities honoring educators and thanks them for their support and education they provide. Social media platforms also flooded with teachers day Quotes, messages and Images. Hashtag  #TeachersDay is common on 5th of September on the different social media platform. We Oye Creator also wishes Happy Teacher’s Day to All.

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