The history behind celebrating Teacher’s Day
Every year 5 September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day to remember the contribution made by Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan in the field of education.
Every year 5 September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day to remember the contribution made in the field of education by the first Vice President of India, Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. The role of teacher is very important in everyone’s life. Teacher plays a special role in building individual, society and nation by awakening the light of education. Parents may give birth to a child but a teacher makes him a better person with his hard work and dedication. In honor of all the teachers who showed us the way to success, the day of 5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day. On this day students pay respect to their teachers in schools and colleges. On the occasion of Teacher’s Day honor ceremony is also organized by the students and alumni.
Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday
The place of Guru-Shishya tradition is very important in the culture of India. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President and second President of India was born on 5th September 1888. He was a learned teacher. He spent forty years of his life as a teacher in improving the future of India. Every year his birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day to remember his contribution as a teacher.
When Dr. Radhakrishnan said- instead of celebrating my birthday, teachers should be respected. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India, some friends and former students came to meet him. Here he asked Sarvapalli ji’s permission to celebrate his birthday in a grand way then Dr. Radhakrishnan said that instead of celebrating my birthday in a different way, if 5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day, then he will be very happy and proud. Since then, the practice of celebrating 5th September as Teacher’s Day started in India which is continuing till date.
Md Umar Hakim
Govt. Primary School Kapardhikka, Bagaha-01, West Champaran