This year, teachers-day will be celebrated online if schools and colleges are closed due to Corona epidemic.
Every year on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, the President honors those who have done excellent work in the field of education.
It is customary to celebrate Teachers’ Day on 5 September every year in India. This tradition has been going on since 1962. Celebrating Teachers’ Day began in the memory of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President and second President of the country. Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary happens on September 5.
Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s journey
Born in 1988 in Tamil Nadu, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan started teaching from the Presidency College in Madras. Later, he became a professor at the University of Mysore and then worked in many universities in the country. From 1939 to 1948 he was also the Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (Beechu). He was a philosopher, conductor of Indian culture and a devout Hindu thinker.
He passed the matriculation level examination in the first class in 1902. Being well skilled in studies from the beginning, Christian College Madras gave scholarships due to his special abilities. Dr. Radhakrishnan did a Masters in Philosophy in 1916 and held the post of Assistant Professor in the same subject at Madras Residency College.
Radhakrishnan, who has been teaching for nearly three decades, represented the country in UNESCO after India’s independence. Apart from this, he was India’s ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1949 to 1952. In the year 1952, he was made the first Vice President of the country. Jawaharlal Nehru Government honored him with the Bharat Ratna in the year 1954. In 1962, he was elected the second President of the country as the successor of the country’s first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
On October 5, celebrates International Teacher’s Day
At the same time, International Teacher’s Day is organized on 5 October every year. Apart from this, Teachers’ Day is also celebrated on different days in many countries. In Singapore, the first Friday of September is celebrated as Teachers’ Day, while in China it is celebrated on September 10 itself.