Teachers Day is celebrated on September 5th each year in India to honour the teachers and their contribution to society. The date marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an Indian scholar, philosopher and the first Vice President of India.
- Dr. Radhakrishnan was a respected teacher who believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”
- He was also awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in India, in 1954.
- The tradition of celebrating Teachers Day on September 5 started in 1962, when some of his students visited him to wish him a happy birthday and he suggested that they should celebrate it as Teachers Day instead.
- On this day, students express their gratitude and appreciation to their teachers through various activities, such as greeting cards, flowers, gifts, speeches and cultural programs
Q.: Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5th every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of whom?”
a) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
b) Rabindranath Tagore
c) Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
d) Swami Vivekananda
Ans : c) Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan