INDIAN TEACHER’S DAY HISTORY
Since 1962, India has been celebrating Teacher’s Day on 5th September. Teacher’s Day is celebrated in order to remember the birthday of Dr. SarvepalliRadhakhrishnan. He was a philosopher and a teacher par excellence and also he has contributed a lot for Indian education system. And also he thought in his mind that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. Even though, we honor all our teachers who worked hard for us in making us much more knowledgeable and fulfilled, they were also serving as our beacons of light, we should also remember the great educationist, Dr.SarvepalliRadhakhrishnan.
The “HISTORY” of Teacher’s day can be understood when a person, reads the lines that are given below:
Dr. SarvepalliRadhakhrishnan was approached by his students and his friends one day. They requested him to give them permission to celebrate his birthday. Dr. SarvepalliRadhakhrishnan told them that don’t celebrate my birthday as a separate occasion, make this occasion a special occasion which is common to all teachers community and also if my birthday is dedicated as “Teacher’s Day”. I will be proud and privileged and also I will be honored, if they celebrate by birthday as“Teacher’s Day”. From that moment onwards, the birthday of Dr. Radhakrishnan is considered as Teacher’s Day, all over India.
As the Teachers play a vital role in laying the strong foundation for creating a person as a good human being and also to groom him like a responsible citizen, Teacher’s Day is very important for all the people in India. It will not be possible for us to imagine a life without our teachers. Teachers are considered as the corner stone for our future. Their contribution is huge for grooming us. We have no words to thank them. To show our acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work that has been put by our teachers in developing us, we are celebrating this teacher’s day.
In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated in each and every school by giving permission to their senior students to act them as teachers for a day. There will be lots of fun. It will be like a fun-filled activity in where, the students will act like teachers and teachers will act like students. Most admired teachers will receive gifts from their favorite student. It is a special day for teachers and they also get the opportunity to know as to up to what extent the students like them and also up to what extent they are appreciated by their students. Mostly, the gifts given to their teachers are flowers, greeting cards and other items. The teachers also receive some poems and messages, which are written by their students.
With lots of anticipation, the students will look forward to “Teacher’s Day” and also they look forward for this occasion with sheer spirit of the occasion. The students get a fair idea of the responsibility of the teachers when, the students act as teachers. The students think that even though there is too much of burden on the part of teachers, they are capable and also efficient in handling the responsibility. The students realize now that, for becoming a good teacher, it requires a lot of hard work and dedication and also at the same time, the teachers should earn the fondness of the students. Teachers on this day will feel nostalgic and also they will recollect their memories of their school days. It is a celebration mode for everyone. This is known as the “HISTORY OF INDIAN TEACHER’S DAY”.