Teachers play a great and most important role in our lives. We never can forget our teachers and their efforts in our lives. As students, we have also some responsibilities towards them. So, the teachers day is one of the best opportunities to show our gratitude to them. Teachers day is celebrated on 5th September every year in India since 1967. We all know 5th September is the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a legendary teacher and India’s second President. However, some of his students and friends requested him to celebrate his birthday as ‘Radhakrishnan Day’ he declined it. He suggested to them “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.” Since then, 5th September has been celebrated as teachers day.
Why Do We Celebrate Teachers Day
However, we celebrate the teacher’s day to honor a great child of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan literally we show our respect and appreciation to all the teachers. After parents, teachers are the guidance of our life path who invest their valuable time in making children’s future.
Late Dr. S. Radhakrishnan organized a gathering with some students to pay tribute to all teachers in 1965. In that gathering, he expressed his feelings regarding his birthday which should be celebrated as Teacher’s day. Since 1967, we celebrate the teacher’s day on 5th September to pay homage to our great teachers in all schools and colleges across the country.
How Do We Celebrate Teachers Day
5th September is one of the most awaited occasions for all students of schools and colleges. Still, I can remember my childhood how we used to celebrate teachers day at our school. At that time there was no variety of personalized gifts except pen, books, and flowers. Nowadays students fill up their classroom with greeting cards, chocolates, flowers and many teachers day special personalized gifts. Moreover, students perform their talents in front of teachers. Let’s have a look at how students celebrate teacher’s day to make their teachers feel special.
- Some of the students write a poem to make their teachers feel special.
- Students prepare a ‘Thank You’ note to appreciate the teacher’s effort and sacrifice to make the student’s future bright.
- In this digital era, students send Teachers’ Day messages on mobile and follow up with a call to show that you indeed remember them for being a wonderful teacher.
- Moreover, students get various types of gift such as a stylish notebook, a photo of teachers with them, a bouquet of lovely flowers, and many more
- They decorate the classroom with various decorative items such as Floral decoration, decorate the classroom with glitters and colorful ribbons, by pasting of different photos on the walls, etc.
- Besides, students play some games with teachers such as Dumb charades, Musical chairs, Passing the cushion, Football games, Scrabble contest, Carom competitions, Cricket, Basketballs and many more. Literally, these things can make the teachers feel special on the special occasion of teacher’s day.
- Nowadays all become smart and advance. Students know what things can make teachers happy. So, they arrange teacher’s day some parties with a specific theme like Hollywood Theme Party, Jungle Theme Party, Retro Theme Party etc.
About Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a great teacher and second president of India. He was born on 5th September in 1888 in a Telugu-speaking Niyogi Brahmin family, in a village near Andhra and Tamil Nadu border. He did BA with philosophy honors and graduated with a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the prestigious Madras Christian College.
Dr. Radhakrishnan was a great teacher who worked as a professor of philosophy at Mysore (1918–21) and Calcutta (1921–31; 1937–41) universities and as vice chancellor of Andhra University (1931–36). Moreover, he was a professor in of Eastern religions and ethics at the University of Oxford in England (1936–52) and vice-chancellor of Benares Hindu University (1939–48) in India. From 1953 to 1962 he was chancellor of the University of Delhi.
The noble and great teacher was the second president of from 1962 to 1967 and was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962). He wrote several books such as Indian Philosophy, 2 vol. (1923–27), The Philosophy of the Upanishads (1924), An Idealist View of Life (1932), Eastern Religions and Western Thought (1939), and East and West: Some Reflections (1955) etc.