Teacher’s day is celebrated annually on 5th September to commemorate the role of teachers in one’s life . This day is celebrated to show gratitude and respect towards our teachers who put tremendous amount of time and energy in shaping the mind of a student.
Why 5th September
5th September is honoured as Teachers day as it is the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan , recipient of Bharat Ratna and the former President of India . When he became the President of India some of his students and friends requested to celebrate his birthday which is on 5th September , he politely replied “ instead of celebrating my birthday it would be a proud privilege if 5th September can be observed as Teacher’s day.
Importance of Teacher’s day
It is said that Teachers acts as second parents in a child’s life because after parents teachers are of the essence in shaping a child’s mind . Further, the role of teachers are not limited to the development of a kid , teachers also play a vital role in the development of any nation . This day is celebrated to honour all these efforts made by our teachers. Teachers are the one who teach students moral values , makes them walk on right path. They help children decide their aim in life . From basic etiquettes to making them judicious teachers are the one who slowly create a gentleman out of a child .
Teachers are generally the first idols of a child. They learn and grow with teachers and spend a great deal of their life with teachers . This is the reason teachers deserve so much respect because they treat their students like their own children and doesn’t discriminate between them.
How teacher’s day is celebrated
Not only teachers but students also eagerly wait for teachers day with full zeal so they can show their love and respect . Students bring gifts for their teachers and greet them to show their gratitude. The presents given to teachers by students generally include pens , flowers , greeting cards etc. In most schools on 5th September teachers a given a day off from teaching and students from senior most classes get to become teachers for one day , in order to show respect towards the efforts made by them for students.
Many activities like singing and dancing are performed by students especially for teachers . Speeches and acts are presented to teachers as a tribute to them for their hard-work . Teachers and students spend a quality time together while playing games and doing other fun activities . With all these activities time passes like nothing and the day ends and both teachers and students eagerly wait for next year’s celebrations .
More about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
He was born on 5th September ,1888 in madras , Tamil Nadu. He was one of India’s most renowned twentieth century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy . He was India’s first vice President and second President post independence. In 1931 , he was honoured with Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India . He was the first Indian to hold a professional chair of Spalding Professor of Eastern religion and ethics at the University of Oxford . Further , In 1930 he was appointed as Haskell lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Chicago . He was also one of the founders of Helpage India which was a non-profit profit organisation for elderly underprivileged in India.
How to celebrate Teacher’s Day
- Celebrations – You can organise a small function for all the celebrations or just decorate the class with balloons, drawings and other paper artwork . If possible, you can do a small cake cutting ceremony in class .
- Presents- Everyone loves presents and surprises and so does your teachers . Greet them with presents like pens and flowers. But nothing impresses a teacher more than a beautiful greeting card made by you .
- Songs – Some fun activities never go wrong , a student can sing a song especially dedicated to your teacher and I am sure he/she would love it .
- Acts and games – You can do a small play showing your gratitude and respect towards them and showing them what a significance they hold in your life.
Q. When is teachers day celebrated in India ?
Ans- Annually , 5th September is celebrated as teachers day in India .
Q. Why 5th September is celebrated as Teachers day ?
Ans- Because 5th September is the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Q. Who was Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan ?
Ans- India’s First vice President and the second President of India . He was also a recipient of Bharat Ratna and a ideal teacher , someone his students can look upto.
Q. When and where Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born ?
Ans- Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5th September ,1888 in madras , Tamil nadu .
Teacher’s day Quotes and Greetings
- A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others .
- Happy Teachers Day! Wishing you joy and happiness, you are an amazing teacher, and you only deserve the best.
- Happy Teacher’s day ! Thank you for holding my little hands and teaching me whatever I know till now mam. Have a wonderful teachers day .
- Teachers make the world a better place.
- Teaching is both an art and science.
- A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
- One child , one teacher . One book one pen can change the world.
- Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- When one teaches, two learn