Teachers Day 2021: Date, history, significance and celebration in India
In India, The day of 5th September is observed as Teachers Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the great educationist and philosopher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
- This day is also known as Shikshak Divas and is celebrated with great pomp and show.
Who was Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
- Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President of India who had served between 1952 and 1962. he was also a highly-respected teacher, philosopher, and prolific statesman.
- Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan also served as the second President of India (1962-1967). he gave his opinion that “teachers should be the best minds in the country.”
Teachers Day Date:
- World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th October by the people and every country celebrates this day on different dates.
- In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on September 5th, highlighting the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on this day in 1888.
History and significance:
- Dr. Radhakrishan became the 2nd President of India in 1962. students requested to declare September 5 as a special day. Dr. Radhakrishnan made a request to celebrate September 5 as Teachers’ Day in order to mark the teachers’s contribution.
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