The Teachers Day celebrated on September 5 each year, is dedicated to teachers as the name implies which is the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a writer, recipient of Bharat Ratna, author of philosophy, First Vice President (1952–1962), and second President of independent India.
In 1962 Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became India’s President. He was approached by his friends and former classmates and asked him to let them celebrate his birthday, which falls on September 5. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan said it would be his pleasure to celebrate as Teachers’ Day on 5 September. This appeal from India’s second president highlighted his love for teachers and commitment. The day is observed since 1962, the year Dr. Radhakrishnan assumed the post of India’s President. He was also a believer in teachers as being the country’s best minds.
Who are Teachers?
Teachers nourish students and train them for their future as they are the true symbol of knowledge and wisdom. They build awareness between the common people and the students. They are the world’s source of light that’s been overshadowed by ignorance. Our teachers are real cornerstones of our growth. They help us to acquire knowledge , develop our skills , build trust and help us choose the right path to success. But despite playing such a critical role in student lives and nation-building, the respect they deserve is seldom seen. It is also our responsibility as a student to thank them at least once a year and Teachers’ Day offers us an perfect opportunity to do so.