Teachers are the ones who catch us when we fall and teach us the most crucial life lessons. Teachers’ Day is observed on September 5 each year as a tiny token of appreciation for their contributions to society.
In schools, the day is treated as a festival, with senior students dressing up as teachers and teaching junior classes. Celebrations last all day, and schools are frequently decorated, with some special activities scheduled.
With so many celebrations going on, it’s crucial to remember when and why September 5th was designated as Teachers’ Day.
The inaugural Teachers’ Day was observed in 1962, when Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan took office as the nation’s second president. Are you curious about the relationship between these two events?
The answer is right here – Dr. Sarvepalli had a long list of accomplishments to his name. From 1931 to 1936, he worked as an instructor at Calcutta University and Chennai’s Presidency College. He was appointed Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford in 1936, a position he held for 16 years.
To commemorate his illustrious status as the nation’s second president, some students approached Dr. Radhakrishnan and proposed that his birthday be designated as ‘Radhakrishnan Day.’
However, the generous teacher and Bharat Ratna stated that it would be an honour if his birthday, September 5, is commemorated as ‘Teachers’ Day.’ Teachers have been honoured on September 5th since that time, and the entire nation salutes them for their contributions to society.