Teacher Day Celebration:
Teacher Day is celebration on September 5, every year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of India’s second President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Dr. Radhakrishnan was of the opinion that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. When he became the second president of India in 1962, his students were eager to celebrate his birthday as ‘Radhakrishnan Day’ but he refused their idea by saying “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.” Ever since then, his birthday is observed as Teachers’ Day all over the country.
It is not to be confused with Guru Purnima, a more Hindu-Buddhist festival that also celebrates the student-teacher relationship. Teachers educate us where our family or other carers can not. Their role in any society is irreplaceable as they can shape the future of their society by with the impact they have on their students.