Teacher's Day 2019: Significance, importance and why we dedicate an entire day to teachers

Teachers Day 2019 In India: September 5 of every year is celebrated as teacher's day in India since it commemorates the birthday of the first Vice President of India - Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
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Every year, September 5 in India is dedicated specially to the teachers of India and celebrated as Teacher's Day. It is the day when students do their best to celebrate their teachers - in the classroom and outside of it, feel special and important and show them how much of an impact they have made on their student's lives. Teachers are some of the most important people who impact young minds and influence not only their careers but life choices as well. 

Why Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th September?

September 5 is celebrated as Teacher's Day as it commemorates Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birth, who was the first Vice President and the second President of independent India. He was born on September 5 in 1888 and was also a Bharat Ratna recipient. Dr. Radhakrishnan had a master's degree in philosophy and brought India on the global platform when it came to the subject. He also authored the book The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore and was one of India's most accomplished and widely known scholars in the subjects of Comparative Religion and Philosophy.

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Due to his educational qualifications, he had the opportunity of working in not only prestigious Indian universities like University of Mysore, University of Calcutta, but also International educational institutions like University of Oxford and University of Chicago. 

(Rajendra Prasad, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Jawaharlal Nehru)

He also formed the contemporary Hindu identity as he was also known for defending Hinduism against Western criticism. He helped Hindus cast off their inferiority complex and ensured their self-esteem remained intact. For his thought process and teaching methods, he was popular among his students and seen as an enthusiastic educator. 

Dr. Radhakrishnan passed away on April 17 1975 and was nominated 11 times for the Nobel Peace Prize as well! The man, despite everything was known for being a great teacher and educator and this idea stood by him even much after he passed away. Therefore every Teacher's Day is celebrated to honour his memory and salute teachers all over the country and show them that they have a role model in the man. 

Did you know why we celebrate this day? How are you celebrating this day with your teachers? Comment below and let us know. 

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