It is an understatement that a teacher plays a pivotal role in a student’s life. Along with boosting academics, teachers change the life of a student, both inside and outside the classrooms. In the midst of breakdowns when you score less marks, or dealing with personal problems, teachers initiate that extra push to help the students in coming out of the shackles and excel in every endeavour. Teachers are able to communicate with every aspect of their students’ lives, teaching them the important life lessons that will help them succeed beyond classrooms and term papers.
Talking about teachers day, are we really aware as to why we celebrate this day?
September 5, observed as the Teachers’ Day is dedicated to our teachers, who have guided us and continue to inspire us in being better and learned human beings. Not just that, this day observes the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an Indian philosopher and the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. It was started in 1962, and since then tradition continues.
A scholar, philosopher, politician, and a Bharat Ratna recipient, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan dedicated his entire life towards education and shaping up the youth of the country. He was born in a middle class family in Tirutani. He studied philosophy at Christian College, Madras and went on to teach at various colleges from University of Mysore to University of Calcutta. He was also appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University, Delhi University as well as Banaras Hindu University. With so many accolades in his lifetime, this day is indeed dedicated to India’s most revered academician of all times.
“Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day,” Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan had said.
Teachers Day holds an incredible significance for teachers and educators, and is set apart with merrymaking and different programmes planned for teachers in schools, colleges and universities. To mark this day, students perform skits, and even perform for their teachers. The goal is to recall and remind the vital job teachers and educators play in shaping student’s life and careers.
To all our readers, we you a very Happy Teachers’ Day!