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National Teachers Day and Birth anniversary of  Dr.SarvepalliRadhakrishnan

India celebrates Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary every year as National Teachers Day as a tribute to his contributions and achievements. Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 September with great pompacross the country. In India where Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th September, in foreign countries, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th October.


Dr.Sarvepalli was also the first Vice-President and second President of India. Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in a poor Telugu Brahmin familyin Tirutani village of Tamil Nadu on 5 September 1888. Radhakrishnan completed his entire education through scholarship. Dr.Radhakrishnan has made a significant contribution in improving and beautifying Indian education. He spent more than 40 years of his life in teaching work. He was a conductor of Indian culture, an eminent educationist, a great philosopher and a staunch Hindu thinker. Due to these qualities of his, in the year 1954, the Government of India awarded him with the highest honor Bharat Ratna. Radhakrishnan died on 17 April 1975 in Chennai.

Reason behind celebration of teachers day

His students were very impressed with Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Once some students wanted to celebrate his birthday. When the students asked Radhakrishnan about his birthday, he told that instead of celebrating my birthday, you people should celebrate this day as Teacher’s Day. It will be a matter of pride for me. Since then, September 5 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India. He wanted to dedicate his birthday to honor all teachers and to make them realize how important teachers are in this world.

On Teacher’s Day, all the students express their gratitude and respect to their teachers and mentors. Tribute is paid to Dr.SarvepalliRadhakrishnanin schools and colleges of India. On this day, whether it is a school or a college, small and big programs are organized everywhere. On this day, students Speeches, quotes or poems are recited.

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