National Teachers’ Day 2022: Celebration, Theme, Significance & History – Every year, Teachers’ Day or Shikshak Divas is celebrated on September 5th in India 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.
- Teachers’ Day or Shikshak Divas commemorates the birthday of the country’s first Vice President (1952–1962) who became the second President of India (1962-1967), a scholar, philosopher, Bharat Ratna awardee, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.
National Teachers Day 2022: Theme
- The theme for 2022’s teachers’ day is ‘Leading in crisis, reimaging the future.’
Who was Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
- He was born on September 5th, 1888 in a Telugu-speaking Niyogi Brahmin family.
- He was a teacher and turned out to be a philosopher, scholar and politician.
- Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan dedicated his whole life to the importance of education in people’s lives.
- 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.”
- Radhakrishnan was honoured with Bharat Ratna the highest civilian award in India, in 1954.
- He also received honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.
- He was also one of the founders of Helpage India, which is a non-profit organisation for the elderly underprivileged in India.
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.
National Teachers’ Day: 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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