Teachers’ Day 2023: The first Teachers’ Day in India was celebrated in 1962. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary was honoured on this day. He served as India’s first Vice-President and second President upon its independence.
On Teachers Day in 2023, let there be no doubt that teaching is a great vocation that merits as much love and respect as any other. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday, September 5, is commemorated each year in India with Teachers’ Day. He was a Bharat Ratna recipient, academic, and former president of India. Students across the nation will honour and respect their instructors on instructors’ Day 2023. On September 5, special events are also planned in several schools to honour Teachers’ Day. It serves as a reminder of the crucial role that educators play in moulding the nation’s greatest brains.
When was the first Teachers Day celebrated in 2023?
In India, Teachers’ Day is observed annually on September 5 to commemorate Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary. One of the best-known authors in modern India is Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. He has made important contributions to several areas, ranging from theory to theology to morality to instructive topics to communal and enlightening ones. He published several highly significant studies in numerous reputable publications. On September 5, 1962, the inaugural Teachers’ Day was observed in India. At the time, he was 77 years old.
Why is September 5 designated as Teachers’ Day?
In India, Teachers’ Day is observed on September 5 to honour Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary. He served as India’s first Vice-President and second President after independence, was a renowned academic, and was awarded the Bharat Ratna. His birthday is September 5, 1888. As an educator, he promoted enlightenment and was a renowned diplomat, academician, and most importantly, a fantastic teacher.
In 1962, Dr. Radhakrishnan was elected President of India. Some of his friends and students approached him and begged him to let them celebrate his birthday on September 5. In response, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan said, “Instead of quietly celebrating my birthday, it would be my haughty privilege if September 5th is scrutinised as Teachers’ Day.” The fact that the Indian President made such a request demonstrates Dr. S. Radhakrishnan’s love and commitment to teachers. From that point forward, India observes Teachers’ Day on September 5th.
According to a proverb, a nation’s youngsters hold the key to its future, and teachers, in their capacity as mentors, can shape their charges into future leaders who will determine India’s course. They are crucial to our lives because they support us in building successful jobs and businesses. They assist us in developing into better people, better members of society, and better representatives of our nation. To commemorate the difficulties, challenges, and unique responsibilities that teachers play in our lives, we celebrate Teacher’s Day.
What does teacher appreciation day mean?
One such occasion that both students and teachers look forward to is Teachers Day. The Day is significant for the kids because it offers them the chance to appreciate the work that their instructors do to make sure they receive a quality education. Similar to students, instructors anticipate the instructors’ Day celebration as their efforts are rewarded by both students and other organisations.
Teachers deserve to be appreciated and respected. The National Teachers Awards are presented by the President of India to deserving teachers in India on the eve of Teachers’ Day, or on September 5. The recognition is given to deserving teachers working in primary, middle, high schools and Higher Secondary as a show of public appreciation.
Even our Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that “teaching is not a profession, it is a way of life”. Teachers were asked to comprehend the global changes taking place in order to better educate the next generation to deal with them. Teaching is not a job, but rather “Jeevan Dharm” (a way of life). In actuality, guiding and illuminating are heavenly duties. Additionally, he stated that teachers should be treated with respect if India is to restore its position as the world’s educational leader and urge students to engage in critical thinking about national concerns. “As they are laying the foundation and the building blocks of the society, teachers’ tenacity and sincerity will shape the destiny of the nation.”
When and how is Teacher’s Day observed?
Students hold a variety of events to amuse instructors at schools and colleges on instructors Day. These include singing and dancing contests, poetry recitals, teacher impersonations, a variety of games that kids play with instructors, picnic planning, gift-giving, and, finally, expressing gratitude to teachers.
The bond between instructors and students is a wonderful subject of celebration on instructors’ Day. So make an effort to speak with your teachers that day and express your wishes. Send them a note if they are far away to brighten their day.
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