Teachers Day 2021: Why India Observes Dr. Radhakrishnan’s Birthday as Teachers’ Day?

Rajasree Roy

In India, we celebrate Teachers’ Day on 5th September, the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. This day we celebrate as a tribute to give Teachers work, dedication, contribution, wisdom, and better to say everything. We celebrate Teacherhood. 

Why India celebrates this day? 

India Observes Dr. Radhakrishnan’s Birthday as Teachers’ Day. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was India’s former President. Also, he was a Bharat Ratna awardee scholar and philosopher. He was born on this 5th September in 1888. He was brought up in a poor Brahmin family in Andhra Pradesh’s Tiruttani. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a bright student and he completed his studies through scholarships. He was a shining Sun for Indian society. He was a great teacher and Inspiration for all of us, so this day we celebrate Teachers’ Day. 

Story of Teachers Day 

This Teachers’ Day 2021, let’s know the story behind Teachers’day. There is a cute story behind observing Teachers’day. The story behind Teachers’ Day is that when Dr. Radhakrishan took the workplace of the second President of India in 1962, his students moved toward him to look for permission to celebrate September 5 as an exceptional day. Dr. Radhakrishnan rather made a solicitation to notice September 5 as Teachers’ Day, to perceive the commitment of educators to society.

Why Dr. Radhakrishnan is an Inspiration? 

Firstly Dr. Radhakrishnan is an inspiration cause he came from a poor family and became this successful. The struggle underneath his success is a motivational story.  He is a great scholar, and philosopher. Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President and second President of independent India.

He graduated with a Master’s degree in Philosophy. He wrote the book named ‘The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore’. In 1917 he introduced Indian philosophy to the world. Dr. Radhakrishnan also held the post of Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936, followed by Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1939, succeeding Madan Mohan Malviya.

Dr. Radhakrishnan is the president of the country but he still went on as a professor at the Presidency College in Madras and also in the University of Calcutta. He was popular among students and was the true example of an ideal teacher.

Those are the reasons why India Observes Dr. Radhakrishnan’s Birthday as Teachers’ Day. this all trivia was to celebrate Teachers’ Day 2021.

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