September 5 is celebrated the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Today is also observed as Teachers day to commemorate him. Dr. Radhakrishnan was the first vice president of India (1952-1962) and also a teacher and philosopher.
Dr Radhakrishnan was also the second president of India (1962-1967). Dr Radhakrishnan dedicated his life to education.
In India, September 5 is observed as Teacher’s Day, whereas Worlds Teacher’s Day is commemorated every year on October 5. Teacher’s day is a significant event in both teachers’ and students’ lives. Today is a day to honour and express gratitude to all mentors and teachers. Indian academies celebrate this day by paying a tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan.
Know all about Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
1. Dr Radhakrishnan was born to a Brahmin family in Tiruttani of Andhra Pradesh on September 5, 1888. He was an incredible student and also an ideal teacher who dedicated his life to education.
2. Dr Radhakrishnan was a beloved teacher among his students during his teaching career. In his later period of life, he took office as a vice chancellor of Andhra University and Banaras Hindu University.
3. The beliefs of Dr Radhakrishnan have inspired thousands to take up education.
4. When Dr Radhakrishan served as the second president of India in 1962, his students desired to celebrate September 5 as a special day. Dr Radhakrishnan instead made a plea to observe September 5 as Teachers’ Day to mark the contribution of teachers to society. Since then, his birthday is observed as Teacher’s Day.
5. Dr Radhakrishnan was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian pride.