A day to celebrate our Gurus!
A day that honours Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan! Teachers Day 2019!
September 5th is generally celebrated as Teachers Day. Teacher’s Day is dedicated to our teachers, mentors, and gurus who strive hard to guide us to be learned and well-educated students as well as better human beings in this competitive world. Every year Teacher’s Day is celebrated on September 5 which is the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. It was he who said that “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teacher’s Day.” And the tradition of celebrating Teacher’s day began in 1962 and it was started to honour Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and all the teachers in the world as well. And it is not that you are going to honour our teachers only on this particular yet we must honour and respect our teachers every single day of our lives for who we are now in this society.
A soul that dedicated completely for the progress of students! Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a philosopher, scholar, meritorious teacher and politician who truly dedicated his life towards education and a striving mentor who shapes the youth of the country. Did you know he was the first Vice-President and the second President of India? And Yes! His commendable contributions in the field of education are unimpeachable.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, in a middle-class family in Tirutani. He was an exemplary student and studied philosophy at Christian College, Madras. In 1954, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna which is the highest civilian honour in the country. Yet another surprising thing is that he was nominated 27 times for the Nobel Prize, 16 times for the Nobel Prize in Literature and 11 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. He believed that the duty of a philosopher was to keep in touch with the past while marching towards the future.
Present days, Teacher’s Day is celebrated to honour and celebrate the teachers in the schools. Students in the classes exhibit their love and respect towards their teachers in all possible means. It will be good if the students continue to respect them every day of their lives. Students may pass out once they complete their education but the teachers will remain the same and endeavouring to show the right path to the students. Nothing will give them more happiness than you being placed in a successful place and running to your teacher to greet them in the future where they may forget you.
As Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s teaching continues to inspire generations, our teachers also are inspiring many numbers of students for years. Celebrate your guru from the bottom of the heart! Happy Teacher’s Day 2019!