Every year on September 5th, India commemorates and honours the contributions of educators, including teachers and academicians. Teachers' Day commemorates Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary. Dr. Radhakrishnan served as India's first Vice-President and the second President. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, and was well-known for his contributions as a philosopher, teacher, and scholar.
Dr. Radhakrishnan continuously encouraged young people to grow and progress in altering the world through education. Teachers' Day has been observed on September 5 since 1962 to highlight Dr. Radhakrishnan's extraordinary commitment towards education and students.
Teachers' Day is a very important day in the life of every student since it is the day on which they honour their teachers, mentors, and life philosophers. This day is observed with zeal in every school and institution, and students plan a variety of extracurricular activities including poems, skits, speeches, and other creative programmes to thank their teachers for their vital lessons.
Here are some interesting facts about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan that students should know.
- Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, in Tiruttani, to a Telugu family. He was an outstanding student who won numerous scholarships throughout his life, and he attended schools in Tirupati and Vellore.
- Dr. Radhakrishnan received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Madras' Christian College. He is widely regarded as one of India's finest philosophers of all time.
- He became Professor of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College after finishing his degree, and then Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mysore.
- In 1962, Dr. Radhakrishnan was appointed as India's second president, a position he held until 1967.
- Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore, An Idealist View of Life, The Hindu View of Life, Reign of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy, Kalki or the Future of Civilisation, Gautama the Buddha, The Religion We Need, India and China, and a number of others are among his famous writings.