Teachers are the foundation of anyone’s life. They are the stepping-stones that mold and nourish one’s raw talent and potential. It is to honour such remarkable forces in our lives that Teacher’s Day is celebrated.
Dedicated to teachers and the role they play in shaping their students’ lives, September 5 is annually celebrated as Teachers’ Day. The day also commemorates the birth anniversary of scholar and Bharat Ratna-recipient Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born in 1888
When Dr Radhakrishan took office as the second President of India in 1962, his students approached him to seek permission to celebrate September 5 as a special day. Dr Radhakrishnan instead made a request of them to observe September 5 as Teachers’ Day, to recognise the contribution of teachers to the society
Ever since then, September 5 has been celebrated as Teacher’s Day across schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions. Students put on performances, dances and host elaborate shows for their most-loved teachers.