A Good Teacher Is Like A Candle – It Consumes Itself To Light The Way For Others. Happy Teacher’s Day
In many countries, Teachers’ Day are celebrated as a appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The date on which Teachers’ Day is celebrated differs from country to country. Teachers’ days are distinct from World Teachers’ Day which is officially celebrated across the world on september 5.
The idea of celebrating Teachers’ Day took ground in many countries during the 20th century while India celebrates Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday on September 5 since 1962. This is the primary reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, unlike many other International Days.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated as a tribute to the valuable contribution made by teachers to the society by imparting knowledge and enlightening and shaping the career of students. Celebration of Teachers’ Day is fairly popular in many countries across the world and is even acknowledged by UNESCO.
DR.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s day in india.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in Tirutani on September 5, 1888 into a poor brahmin family.It was difficult for Radhakrishnan’s father to educate him with a meagre income and a large family to take care of. Radhakrishnan went through most of his education on scholarships. Radhakrishnan was married to Sivakamuamma at the age of 16 while still in Vellore.Radhakrishnan was called to Oxford University, England, to deliver the prestigious “Upton Lectures” on “The Hindu View of Life.” The lectures were followed by an invitation to head the Department of Comparative Religion at Oxford. A philanthropist, Spalding, created a professorship for Radhakrishnan to teach Religion and Ethics at Oxford.
Radhakrishnan was elected Vice-President of India in 1952.After serving two terms as Vice-President, Radhakrishnan was elected President of India in 1962.
When he became the President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, 5 September. He replied,
“Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers’ Day.”
His birthday has since been celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India
At the age of 79, Dr. Radhakrishnan returned to Madras in May 1967 to a warm homecoming. He spent his last years happily at his house “Girija” in Mylapore, Madras.Dr. Radhakrishnan died on April 17, 1975.
Top Quotes by Radhakrishnan
“It is not God that is worshipped but the authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.”
- “Reading a book gives us the habit of solitary reflection and true enjoyment.”
- “When we think we know, we cease to learn.”
- “A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him.”
- “There is nothing wonderful in my saying that Jainism was in existence long before the Vedas were composed.”
- It is not God that is worshipped but the authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.
Most of the schools and institutions make elaborate preparations for the celebrations. The ceremony usually kicks off with a warm Teachers’ Day speech paying respect and thanking teachers for their contribution. This is often followed by a range of colourful cultural programs, feast and other activities which make the event special and memorable.
Another modern and popular mode of wishing teachers today is the Teachers’ Day SMS. The advantage of sending SMS is that the message reaches its destination promptly and rarely goes unnoticed. For the celebration of Teachers’ Day, the text messages are available in varied languages allowing users to send SMS according to his/her preferred language.
“There is a saying that teachers are greater than the parents”. Parents give birth to a child whereas teachers mould students’ and make their future bright. Apart from academics, teacher stand by us at every step guide, motivate and inspire us on learning many good things.
All of us have been students at some stage of our life and have benefited from our teachers. Celebration of Teachers’ Day is a wonderful opportunity especially for all of us to show our gratitude and appreciation to our teachers.
Thank you teachers we are always grateful to you. Thank you all once again for providing me the opportunity to share my views on the occasion.