Teachers’ Day 2021: Know The Date, History, Significance, And Everything Else About The Day
Teachers' Day is almost here. A day to honour, recognise and celebrate the educators. It is also a celebration of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary. Dr Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-President of India and the second President of India, was a teacher, scholar and philosopher par excellence. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour.
Teachers' Day: Date
Teachers' Day in India is celebrated every year on September 5.
Teachers' Day in Singapore is celebrated this year on September 3.
Teachers' Day: History
Teachers' Day is celebrated on the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first vice-president of India and the second president of the nation. Dr Radhakrishnan was an esteemed educationist. Once, his students asked him, out of reverence, if he would allow them to celebrate his birthday. Dr Radhakrishnan denied any special treatment but suggested to the students that they could celebrate the day as Teachers' Day to recognise their contribution to society. That's how it all began.
Teachers' Day: Significance
This is a day to honour and show gratitude to all educators and teachers. Across India, schools and higher educational institutions have been celebrating this day by paying a tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan. Many students show their appreciation and gratitude to their teachers by giving them cards and gifts.
NDTV Newsdesk. (2021, September 4). Teachers’ Day 2021: Know The Date, History, Significance, And Everything Else About The Day. NDTV.Com. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/teachers-day-2021-know-the-date-history-significance-and-everything-else-about-the-day-2528701