5th September is celebrated all across the India with Teacher’s day to pay tribute to one of the best scholars and Second President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind paid their respect to Dr. Radhakrishnan respectively.
Although it was his own decision of Dr. Radhakrishnan after his students wanted to celebrate his birthday, he suggested that rather than celebrating his own birthday, this day must be observed as Teacher’s day on 5th September. Since 1962 then, September 5th is marked as the one for observing as Teacher’s day in our country.
This is one occasion when few selected students from the class take the position of their teachers and take their own classes for teaching the students giving them the option to explore the other side of the Teaching. This special tradition gives the students to reflect on their career to stand up and be counted as a teacher.
On Google India search site there is a special tribute to the Teacher’s day with doodle giving respect to the late Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. G in the middle is shown as the teacher while the other character looks to get read from it accordingly marking the significance of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as one of the best teachers of independent India.
PM Modi tweeted “I salute the teaching community that is devoted to nurturing minds and spreading the joys of education in society, Let us make the next 5 years about ‘teach to transform, educate to empower & learn to lead” marking the occasion of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
While President of India Ram Nath kovind also tweeted, “On Teachers’ Day, I pay homage to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan & extend heartiest greetings to all teachers of our nation #PresidentKovind” acknowledging the teacher’s day significance to the Indian society.