Teachers Day 2019: Why Teacher's Day is feasted on 5 September

Teachers Day 2019: Teachers Day is celebrated on 5 September in India and is a day to prove love and gratitude.

we feel towards the who has guided us in life, from school teachers to college professors to our tutors or trainers in departments other than academics.

It is not to be involved with Guru Purnima, a and Hindu-Buddhist festival which also celebrates the student-teacher relationship.

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Why 5 September?

5 September 1888 was the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the 1st Vice President and the 2nd President of India. Teacher’s day is celebrated on his birthday.

Teachers Day – History

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an outstanding Educational before he got into politics. He was Professor colleges served the University of Calcutta – at the Congress of the Universities of the British Empire and the Congress of Philosophy – Harvard University.

He was Principal – Harris Manchester College, Oxford & would lecture the University of Oxford students on Approaching Religion.

The story continues that after he was President of India, some old friends and students inquired him to allow them to feast his birthday. 

which he replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is celebrated as Teachers’ Day.”

Ever following than his birthday has been celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India.

Teachers Day – Significance

Teachers Day 2019: Teachers teach us where our family or other carers can not. Their role in any society is unique as they can shape the future of their culture by with the influence they have on their students. Though he is given the greatness of being President, 

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan had been a teacher-himself and clearly knew the power that lay in teachers

when it came to becoming a nation and thus remembered to honour teachers on his birthday.


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