Teachers’ Day 2019: History, Significance and Facts
Teachers’ Day commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a scholar, recipient of Bharat Ratna, first Vice President and second President of independent India. He was born on 5 September, 1888. He was a grand advocate of edification, and was the distinguished envoy, academician, and India’s President, above all a great Teacher.
No doubt the future of the nation is in the hands of the children and indirectly in the hands of teachers. They play an important role in our lives to become successful in career and business. They help us to become a good human being in the society and good citizen of the country. Teachers provide data and information to the students to analyse. Therefore, we can say that analysing and facing the situation, to find out the solution in the difficult situation, we basically learn from our teachers only.
Importance of Teachers’ Day
Teachers’ Day is one of the events that is looked up by the students and the teachers in a similar way on this juncture it is the teachers who are praised. On this day, students comprehend how important is the role of a teacher in a student’s life.
Teachers should always be respected. Teachers need support and encouragement from the society to sense that their fidelity to scholars is treasured and cherished. In India, on the eve of Teachers’ Day, the National Awards are given to the Teachers by the President of India on 5thSeptember. The award is given as a public gratitude to praiseworthy teachers working in the primary schools, middle schools and secondary schools.
Even according to our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Teaching is not a profession, a way of life”. Further he added that teaching is not a profession but “Jeevan Dharm” (a way of life) and asked teachers to understand changes happening across the world to prepare the new generation accordingly. In fact it is a divine responsibility to guide and enlighten. He also said that India should regain the status of ‘Vishwaguru’ (leader in education) by giving high respect to teachers whom he asked to encourage students to think critically about issues concerning nation. He told that Teachers determination and sincerity will shape the destiny of the nation as they are laying the foundation and the building blocks of the society.
Dr. Radhakrishnan becameIndia’s President in the year 1962. He was approached by some of his friends and students who requested him to give consent to them to commemorate 5thSeptember as Teacher’s Day, in his Birthday. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan responded, “Instead of observing my birthday discretely, it would be my pompous privilege if 5th September is scrutinised as Teachers’ Day”. The appeal showed Dr. S. Radhakrishnan’s affection and dedication for the teaching career. From that point of time, India celebrates Teachers’ Day on5th September.
Happy Teachers Day
It is rightly said that Teaching is not a service, profession or a job. It is a pillar of the society.