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Do You Know Why We Celebrate Teachers Day?

Common category: Author : Saravanan.L
Posted On : 2015-09-05 11:02:39
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The Teachers Day in India is celebrated on 5th September of every year as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. Teachers Day is celebrated on the birthday of great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

 

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a staunch believer of education and a well known Indian philosopher and statesman and One of India's most distinguished twentieth century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy. He worked as a philosophy professor in the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford. In 1937 he was nominated to the Nobel Prize for literature.


Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan started hispolitical career after his successful academic career. In 1931 he was nominated to the League of Nations Committee for International Cooperation, where after" in Western eyes he was the recognized Hindu authority on Indian ideas and a persuasive interpreter of the role of Eastern institutions in contemporary society. He represented Independent India at UNESCO.


Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was elected as the First Vice-President of India in 1952, and elected as the Second President of India (1962–1967). When he became president of India some of his students asked permission to celebrate his birthday. He replied.


"Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers Day."


Since 5th Sep is celebrated as Teachers Day in India by paying homage to great teachers.


Edubilla.Com wishes all teachers a “Happy Teachers Day”.You are all the real architect of society by building a great intelligent student community.

 
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Comments for this Article

Jack the cool
Jack the cool
4 years ago
 

Excellent article. It is essential for us to know the reasons behind this national teachers day.

 
Merlin Vimal
Merlin Vimal
4 years ago
 

Got to know more about the great teacher Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. I would say there is a Teacher behind a successful person...

 
Chandru sharma
Chandru sharma
4 years ago
 

Teachers day is one of the most celebrating day for appreciation of their special day they are Second Parents for us...without teachers there is no chances for learn anything in this world

 
 

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