Interesting Facts About Teachers Day and Dr. Radhakrishnan
The country is celebrating Teachers Day on September 5. The Guru-Shishya tradition has been considered paramount since ancient times. It has been said that a person without education is incomplete. Now obviously if education is so important then how important is the teacher who imparts it. The teacher takes responsibility for grooming, improving, and taking the future of society. We will be telling you interesting facts about Teachers Day and Dr. Radhakrishnan in this article.
Why Teacher’s Day only on 5 September.
Many students or other people also often get the question that why teacher’s day is celebrated on 5 September every year. Can’t Teachers Day be celebrated on any other day or date? Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second President of our country. The special thing is that he was also the first Vice President of the country.
Who was Dr. Radhakrishnan?
Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888. Radhakrishna was a very promising student. It is said that his father did not want his son to learn English. The father’s effort was to have the son become a priest (temple priest). However, Radhakrishnan attained higher education in Tirupati and Vellore. Later, his entire life was devoted to education. He went to Mysore, Kolkata, Oxford, and later Chicago as an education specialist. Radhakrishnan was awarded the title of Sir by the British Government. In 1954, this great educationist was also awarded the Bharat Ratna. In 1962, the Government of India announced to celebrate Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday, September 5 as National Teachers’ Day. Since then we celebrate Teachers’ Day on 5 September.
FACT#1. In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5 September while International Teacher’s Day is held on 5 October. The interesting fact is that Teachers’ Day is celebrated all over the world but everyone has set a separate day for it. In some countries, this day is a holiday, and sometimes it is a working day.
FACT#2. October 5 was declared International Teachers’ Day by UNESCO. It has been celebrated since 1994. It was launched with the aim of promoting collaboration towards teachers and bringing awareness to the importance of teachers to meet the needs of future generations.
FACT#3. Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 September in India in honor of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. This day marks the birthday of Radhakrishnan, the second President of the country.
FACT#4. Teachers’ Day was started in 1931 at National Central University in China. The Chinese government approved it in 1932. Later in 1939, Confucius’ birthday, August 27 was declared as Teacher’s Day but in 1951 the declaration was withdrawn. In 1985, September 10 was declared as Teacher’s Day. Now, most people of China again want Confucius ‘birthday to be Teachers’ Day.
FACT#5. Teacher’s day was celebrated in Russia from 1965 to 1994 on the first Sunday of October. Since 1994, World Teachers’ Day started being celebrated on 5 October itself.
FACT#6. In the US, Teachers’ Day is declared on the Tuesday of the first full week of May and is held there throughout the week.
FACT#7. National Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year on 16 January in Thailand. Teachers’ Day was approved by bringing a resolution here on 21 November 1956. The first teacher’s day was celebrated in 1957. There is a holiday in schools on this day.
FACT#8. Teacher’s Day is celebrated on May 2 in his memory after the assassination of Professor Ayatollah Morteza Motehari in Iran. Motehari was assassinated on May 2, 1980.
FACT#9. Oman, Syria, Egypt, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, and many Islamic countries, 28 February is celebrated as Teachers’ Day.
FACT10. In Turkey, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 24 November. This was announced by Kamal Ataturk, the first president there. In Malaysia, it is celebrated on May 16, where this special day is called ‘Hari Guru’.
FACT#11. In view of the contribution of the teachers, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 September every year in his honor. It started in the year 1962 in India.
FACT#12. Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the occasion of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday (September 5). He was a great teacher. Along with this, he was also the first Vice-President and second President of independent India. Born on 5 September 1888 in a Brahmin family in Tirumani village, Tamil Nadu, Radhakrishnan was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.
FACT#13. On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the best teachers from across the country are selected, who have made significant contributions in the field of education and are honored with the award by the Government of India.
Know important things about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
#1. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888 in Thiruthani, Tamil Nadu in a middle-class family.
#2. He was an intelligent student. He studied Philosophy from the Christian College in Madras.
#3. Dr. Radhakrishnan has taught in various colleges from the University of Mysore to Calcutta University.
#4. He was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University, University of Delhi as well as Banaras Hindu University.
#5. In the year 1930, he was appointed as Haskell Lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Chicago.
#6. Dr. Radhakrishnan led the Indian delegation to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and was elected President of the Executive Board of UNESCO in 1948.
#7. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor of the country in 1954.
#8. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was nominated for the Nobel Prize 27 times.
#9. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan died on 16 April 1975 in Chennai.