Teachers day and a few facts — Guwahatitimes.com

Teachers day and a few facts

When the world celebrates Teachers’ day on October 15th, in India it is celebrated on 5th September every year in the memory of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an academic philosopher and the second President of India.
The role of a great teacher towards the success of his or her students is undeniable. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is yet another example of such a great teacher, who has been a great influencer to the students. His lifelong work and books remain as excellent source of information and knowledge for the ardent learners.
According to Radhakrishnan education and nationalism, both are intertwined. One cannot exist without the other and a good education not only helps in the development of an individual, but also towards the solidarity of the nation as well as the clarity of national vision.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5th September 1888 in Madras to Telugu parents. He was a very intelligent student throughout his student life. Only at the age of 20 he published his own thesis and in the year 1918 he was appointed as a professor of the Prestigious Mysore University.
For his dedication towards the service of education he was entitled as George V, but he chose to be addressed by his academic title of Doctor.
He became the first vice President of India in the year 1952 and the second President of India in the year 1962
Greatly admired as a teacher, he was once approached by his students to let the nation celebrate his birthday as teachers’ day every year and he agreed saying it would be his pride privilege if the 5th day of September was celebrated as the national teachers’ day instead of just to celebrating his birthday.
Ever since, the teachers’ day has been observed every year with great enthusiasm and honour throughout the country of India.

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