Saturday, 3 September 2011

Relevance of Teacher’s Day

What does school life reminisces about? Friends, wild pranks, homework, detention etc. Along with that there is one more important aspect of school life that is our relationship with our teachers, which we cherish throughout our lives and even share it with our children. We all have had some share of lovable and interesting memories associated with our teachers. Duly, a special day is kept to honor and admire educators of schools and colleges, which is called as Teacher’s Day. It is celebrated across India on 5th September every year with great passion and pride. This day gives you an opportunity to express your gratitude towards your teachers.  It is truly said that there is no noblest profession or more valuable employment to a state than teaching. Everyone must realize the importance of the Teacher’s Day as the day signifies the tribute to all teachers who have made noteworthy contribution in our lives. Teachers not only play a role in imparting academic knowledge but also impart ethical and moral values in children. They in a way lend a hand in overall development of the child. Moreover, they play a major role in developing students into best citizen of the nation. Basically, this memorable day is devoted to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, one of the greatest teachers and scholar of our country. 

Origin of Teacher's Day

It is actually birth anniversary of the former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan which is observed as Teacher’s Day. One day his students approached requesting him to allow them to celebrate his birthday. But, instead Dr, Radhakrishnan told them that not to celebrate his birthday separately, rather it would be his privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher's day. Then since 1962, 5th of September is celebrated as Teacher's Day. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan was a renowned philosopher and a teacher of par excellence, who wanted to bring revolutionary change in the educational system across India and he wanted to achieve that by improving quality of education. He strongly believed that only the right kind of education can solve many problems of the society and the country. 

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