Teacher day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, it may include celebration to honour them for the special contribution in a particular field. Teacher’s day is celebrated on September 5 every year since 1962 to honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna as is it his birth anniversary. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna was a great teacher and he was also known as promoter of education. So, on his honour we have been celebrating teachers’ day to thank all the teachers of the world.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna was born on 5 September 1888, at Thiruttani village of Tamil Nadu. He was one of greatest Indian philosopher of all time. He completed his education from precedency college of Chennai. Sarvepalli wrote his bachelor's degree thesis on "The Ethics of the Vedanta and its Metaphysical Presuppositions". Radhakrishnan expresses his anguish, against the British critics, in The Ethics of the Vedanta. He worked as the professor of philosophy at presidency college of Kolkata and Chennai. He even worked in oxford university for a long time. Radhakrishnan was awarded scholarships throughout his academic life. In order to pay him honour forever, the university started Radhakrishnan Scholarship which they later renamed as Radhakrishnan Chevening Scholarship. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna is well known diplomat, scholar, first vice president and second president of Independent India. He was also the 2nd Ambassador of India to Soviet Union from 1949 to 1952. He also became 4th Vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 1939 to 1948. Radhakrishnan tried to bridge eastern and western thought, defending Hinduism against "uninformed Western criticism", but also incorporating Western philosophical and religious thought. He was honoured by various wards like Bharat Ratan, Templeton Prize, Order of Merit and more.
One day Sarvepalli Radhakrishna’s students and teacher went to him and requested to celebrate his birthday and Sarvepalli Radhakrishna said “instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as teachers’ day” after that day every year teacher day is celebrated on 5th September. We celebrate teachers’ day by presenting activities like dancing, singing, performing acts for our teachers etc. In India teacher day is celebrated from school level to national level; best teachers are honoured with best state teacher award and best national teacher award on 5th September, the national teacher award is given by the president of the country. And all these celebrations are possible just because of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna.
Teacher is like a candle. He burns himself so that your life can shine bright:)