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Teacher’s Day 2017: A special day marks Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s Birthday

Teacher’s Day 2017: A special day marks Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s Birthday
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Every year on 5th September India celebrates Teacher’s day to pay tribute to the contribution made by the teachers in the society. This day marks the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who is a great teacher and known for his contribution towards the education system in India. He was the great scholar, philosopher, and Bharat Ratna recipient who was the first vice president and second president of India. In 1962 India has commemorated Dr Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary by paying tribute to all the teachers and Gurus of India. In 1962 Dr Radhakrishnan became the President of India.

On this auspicious teacher’s day students across the nation honour teachers and guru who taught them. All the schools and colleges organise special programmes to honouring teachers. Students came up with some innovative and new ideas to celebrate the day. Most of the schools start their day with a warm teachers day speech and thank them for their contribution. Students gifts teachers a beautiful Teachers Day cards or the gifts as tokens of love and respect. On this day most of the students gift to their favourite teachers. As when I was in school, I used to gift greeting cards with rose and chocolates to one of my favourite teachers. However, later I realised all the teachers are best as they teach us best qualities of the life and the most important teacher of our life is parents who give their best to make us knowledgeable and a good person.

This day came to be celebrated as Teachers Day when some of the students of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan requested him to celebrate his birthday ‘5th September’. On this request, Dr.Radhakrishnan said that instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be privileged and proud of 5th September observed as the Teachers’ Day. So from that day 5th September observed as Teacher’s Day in India to pay honour to all the teachers.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.