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Teachers’ Day 2021: History, significance and why it is celebrated

Teachers’ Day is celebrated across the country every year on September 5, to make the teachers of this nation feel important. This day has been reserved to honour those who shape the young minds of the nation, who will later contribute to its growth.

Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year to honour one of the greatest teachers and scholars of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Dr Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, and so, his birth anniversary has become a day to honour teachers across the country.

Dr Radhakrishnan, who was the second President of India, started his career as a teacher and was dearly loved by all his students. His motto was to spread awareness about the importance of education and to improve the literacy rate in the country.

Teachers’ Day 2021: History
As we know, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year to recognize the good work put out in the world by Dr Radhakrishnan during the course of his life. The former Indian president started his career as a teacher and published several notable works which were recognized globally.

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the President of India in the year 1962. To celebrate his work and his drive for education, the first Teachers’ Day was celebrated on September 5, 1962, on his 77th birthday. Since then, Dr Radhakrishnan and his contribution towards the growth of this nation are remembered every year on this day.

Every person can attest to the fact that teachers play a very vital role in shaping the country’s future. Teachers are the backbone of society as they dedicate their lives to educate future generations so that they can further develop the nation.

People always remember that one teacher in their lives who helped them become who they are and inspired them to chase their dreams. A teacher can be anyone in your life- your friend, parent, boss or relative. Celebrating Teachers’ Day is important as we need to recognize and praise educators for dedicating their lives to nurture and guide the youth of this nation.

Teachers’ Day is celebrated across schools and colleges in India with vigour. Students usually plan surprises for the teachers and shower them with gifts and appreciation.

Source : DNA India

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