TEACHERS’ DAY IN INDIA 5th SEPTEMBER
“What we instill in our children will be the foundation upon which they build their future.” —Steve Maraboli
Teachers’ Day is celebrated on various days of the year in different parts of the world. In India the birthday of the second president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 5th September, is celebrated as Teachers’ Day since 1962. He was a renowned scholar, recipient of Bharat Ratna, first Vice-President, and second President of independent India. When Dr Radhakrishan took the office of 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.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated to acknowledge the challenges, hardships, and special roles that teachers play in the lives of their students. It is special day on which students can do something special for their teachers as a form of love and appreciation. A teacher leads a student to success and progress through various stages of growth and maturity so that the student can become not only a global citizen but a good human being as well.
The relationship between a teacher and student is significant and a very important one. Teachers help to build a students’ character and help them grow into good human beings who are ready to face the world beyond school. Teachers are responsible for so many aspects of a student. The sole job of a teacher is not simply to impart knowledge. Whatever is taught by teachers can remain as an important lesson throughout a students’ life. Teachers are constantly trying to better themselves in order to help students of today become more globally aware, more diverse in their thoughts and ideas, more flexible and more motivated. The role of a good teacher is to bring positivity into the life a student and inculcate good values.
Teachers’ Day is important to teachers as well as students. It is a day when special moments turn into everlasting memories that can be cherished for a long time.
Adamas World School