On September 5th, Indians honor their educators by celebrating Teachers’ Day. Here are 5 things you should know about the man behind the holiday, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Today, September 5, is Teachers’ Day in India. In India, educators of all stripes—from classroom instructors to university professors—are honored annually on September 5 on Teachers’ Day. Teachers’ Day honors the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India’s first Vice President, and second President were born on September 5, 1888. Dr. Radhakrishnan has left an indelible mark on the world of education, philosophy, and scholarship. In recognition of Dr. Radhakrishnan’s groundbreaking approach to teaching and learning, September 5 has been designated as Teachers’ Day in India since 1962.
The President of India will present the National Award to Teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day in 2022. Teachers whose dedication and hard work have not only raised the bar for all student’s educational experiences but also made a positive difference in their own lives are being recognized through the National Awards to Teachers.
Every student should recognize the significance of Instructors’ Day because it is the day when they may show their appreciation to the people who have had the greatest impact on their development as a person: their teachers. Various extracurricular events are held and schools and universities celebrate this day with great fervor. In order to show appreciation for their instructors, many schools and universities host special programs featuring poetry readings, skits, speeches, and other forms of artistic expression.
Celebrate Teachers Day 2022 with These 5 Interesting Facts About the Life of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
- On September 5th, 1888, young Dr. Venkata Subrahmanyan Radhakrishnan entered the world. He was born in the town of Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, to parents of Telugu descent. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a brilliant student who attended schools in Tirupati and then moved on to Vellore, where he earned a number of academic awards.
- While in Madras, Dr. Radhakrishnan attended the Christian College and majored in philosophy. To this day, he is remembered as one of India’s most influential thinkers and philosophers.
- After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Radhakrishnan taught philosophy at both Madras Presidency College and the University of Mysore.
- From 1952 to 1962, Dr. Radhakrishnan was India’s first Vice President, and from 1962 to 1967, he led the country as its second President. Additionally, from 1949 to 1952, he served as India’s ambassador to the Soviet Union. From 1939 to 1948, Dr. Radhakrishnan also held the position of Banaras Hindu University’s fourth Vice-Chancellor. He was posthumously honored with the Bharat Ratna in 1984.
- The Hindu View of Life, Kalki or the Future of Civilization, An Idealist View of Life, The Religion We Need, India and China, and Gautama the Buddha are just a few of his many acclaimed books.