Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of September. This day is celebrated in the honor of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and he is born on the same day in the year 1888. He served as the very first vice president and is the second president of India. He is not only known as a great scholar and a philosopher, but is also a recipient of the prestigious Bharat Ratna.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the second President of India in 1962 and the country commemorated his birth anniversary and tribute this great teacher and leader is given on the same day. Teacher’s day is a very special day and every educational institute celebrates this day to pay tribute and show their respects to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. This day reminds us about the role of a teacher in everyone’s life.
Teacher’s day is also celebrated in many other countries as an admiration for their contribution to the society. The World Teacher’s day is celebrated on the 7th of September worldwide. Also, the day is celebrated by different countries on different dates.
In India teachers day is celebrated when a group of students asked the then president for permission to celebrate his birthday, will falls on 5th September. Dr. Radhakrishnan said, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September would be observed as Teachers’ Day.”
Dr. Radhakrishnan always believed that the contribution of teachers to this society is immense.
Germany celebrates Teachers Day on 5th October. Sri Lanka celebrates it on the 6th October and China on the 10th of September. Brazil celebrates it on the 15th October and Malaysia on 16th May.