Significance of Teacher's Day in India
Teacher’s Day in India is celebrated every year on the 5th of September in loving memory of an iconic Indian statesman, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Dr. Radhakrishnan was the second President of India as well as a great teacher and philosopher. When he assumed office in 1962, his students were eager to celebrate his birthday. Instead, he advised them to observe September 5th as Teacher’s Day. And that is how India got its own Teacher’s Day.
“A teacher is a societal member who can ensure that a country becomes corruption free and a nation of beautiful minds”, APJ Abdul Kalam.
The importance of Teacher’s Day is extremely high in India. Teachers play a very relevant role in the lives of students, both young and old. Teachers are believed to create a solid foundation of values and knowledge in young individuals. They are the architects of human minds and consequently, the architects of a nation. That is why, in India, teachers are believed to be incarnations of gods.
A good teacher is someone who takes pride in the achievements of his students and not in his own. Therefore, good teachers always form an essential background of societies and nations. A nation that does not recognize the significance of its teachers can never progress.
Every year on the 5th of September, we express love and gratitude to all the teachers in our lives - including our primary teachers, college professors, guides, and our parents. On this day, we honor all those people who have taught us something valuable in our lives and helped shape our personalities.
Teacher’s day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in India. It is an enjoyable day both for teachers and students. Special activities and competitions such as essay writing, drawing and craft contests, debates are organized in schools and colleges. Skits are performed and songs are sung eulogizing the contribution of teachers in our lives. Teachers are presented with awards and accolades. Teacher’s Day celebrations take center stage on 5th of September across the country.
"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning"- Brad Henry Love.
As Teacher’s Day 2019 approaches, students and teachers are getting excited and schools are gearing up to celebrate it. Every year, students are coming up with better and more innovative ideas to pay homage to their teachers. More and more organizations are realizing the importance of gurus and choosing to spend a day recognizing their contributions.
Teachers deserve respect and praise for all the selfless, hard work they put into their jobs. And Teacher’s Day is an excellent opportunity to honour these invaluable people in our lives.
It goes without saying that Teacher’s Day is an extremely important celebration in India. That is not just because it is the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a great teacher himself, but also because it gives us an opportunity to honour those hundreds of unsung heroes in our lives who have taught us something important and made us all a better person.