5th September: Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday and Teachers’ Day celebration

Teacher’s Day is a special day to honour teachers.  Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday is on this day.  He was born on 5th September 1888 in Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a great philosopher, thinker, and teacher. It was he who expressed his desire to celebrate his birthday on 5th September as ‘Teacher’s Day’.‌ To honour his wish, ‘Teachers’ Day’ was celebrated for the first time in our country on 5th September 1962.

  The day is a day to honour the invaluable contribution of teachers in our lives and society. The role of teachers is important in the life of children to improve their personality, confidence, and skill level. In his long life, he made a place in the minds of children as an ideal guide. 

  He was the first Vice President and second President of independent India. He was Vice President from 1952-62 and President from 1962-67. He also served as India’s Ambassador to Moscow, Russia, 1949-52. He was the Vice-Chancellor of some of the universities in the country such as Delhi University, BHU, and Andhra University. Special programs are organized in schools, colleges, and educational institutions on his birthday.

 He also received a call from Oxford University. He also taught at Calcutta University. He went to UNESCO with Indian culture, education, knowledge, and science. His keen knowledge compelled him to take up the duties of the Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO. In his far-reaching thoughts, the students were in the heart of his mind. We all celebrate this day by remembering him.

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