Doctor Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day from 1962. He expressed his desire to celebrate birthday as teacher’s day with his students. Read these 20 stories of Teachers Day.
20 Important Points about Teachers Day
1. In 1962, Dr. Radhakrishnan, Former President of the country, is known worldwide as a great educationist and teacher.
2. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan believed that people with the best minds should become teachers only in the country.
3. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s father was against his English studies or going to school. He wanted to make his son a priest.
4. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was a very meritorious student and he completed most of his studies on the basis of scholarship.
5. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was so popular with the students that when he was going to Calcutta, he was taken from the University of Mysore to the railway station in the flower garden.
6. The well-known professor HN Spalding was so impressed with the doctor’s lectures that he decided to set up a chair for him at the University of London.
7. To his outstanding contributions in the field of education, he was honored with the honor of Knight in 1931 by the British Government.
8. By 2015-16, the number of teachers in the country is 42,74,206. These include teachers appointed by the state government and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
9. The participation of primary female teachers in India was 49.49 percent till 2014. While this participation in secondary education was 43.21 percent.
10. The most female teachers in the world are in Russia. In 2014, there were 98.81 percent primary female teachers. This is followed by Brazil (89.64%).
11. Teacher days are celebrated on different dates in more than 100 countries of the world. However, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5.
12. UNESCO recognized the celebration of World Teachers’ Day on 5th October in recognition of the work of teachers in the year 1994.
13. In America, in 1944 Matt Viey Woodbridge first advocated. Then in 1953, the Congress recognized. In the year 1980, on 7th March, the National Teacher’s Day was selected. But it was later organized on Tuesday before the first of May.
14. Singapore is celebrated as Teacher’s Day on the first Friday of September. While this day is celebrated on 5th October in Afghanistan.
15. Harry Potter series author J.K. Rolling used to teach children in Portugal
16. According to UNESCO, to meet the primary and secondary education target by the year 2030, it will require 6.9 crore teachers.
17. Savitribai Jyotirao Phule is known as the first woman teacher of the country. She had given a significant contribution to girls’ education.
18. In India, one teacher each is available on 23 primaries, 37 higher secondary and 24 higher education students in the year 2015-16.
19. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, there were 26,06,120 primary teachers in the country in 2015-16.
20. In 1951, there were 5,38,000 primary teachers in the country, 4,56,000 male teachers, and 82,000 female teachers.