Teacher's Day 2018: Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Teachers

By Malavikka Sridharan

In order to commemorate and instil the mood of Teacher's Day in India, Google's doodle today contains a revolving globe. The globe is made picturesque with eyes and specs representing a teacher.

Around it are books, chemical apparatus, planets and other objects that indicate various subjects. It could symbolically mean that teachers make the world go round and that they are the centre of all knowledge.

Teacher's Day 2018: Google Doodle Pays Tribute

Last year, Google's doodle was designed in a classroom set-up, each alphabet of the word 'Google' painted in different vivid colours, animated as teachers and students. The middle 'G' in the word enacted as the teacher while all the other alphabets enacted as students inside a classroom.

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Even the letters were animated with the letter 'G' representing a teacher holding a book in one hand and a scale in another pointing towards the backdrop of a blackboard and/or a projected white screen. The other student alphabets were seen blinking and listening attentively. 

Creating a virtual classroom, and representing various subjects, the backdrop changed as a slideshow to bring to life the teaching sessions. The various subjects in the slideshow of the backdrop are mathematics, music, geography, science, environmental studies and so on.

Why Is Teacher's Day celebrated?

Teacher's Day is celebrated on the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second president of India. To celebrate his birthday, his students came up with the idea of having a Radhakrishnan Day. But Dr Radhakrishnan refused it and instead recommended they celebrate it as Teacher's Day to express respect and gratitude for all the teachers. Hence, September 5 every year came to be celebrated as Teacher's Day.

On this day, a majority number of schools conduct programs for and by the teachers. However, different schools follow different procedures. This time even the government has taken measures to award teachers today. The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will confer the National Award 2017 to teachers to give public recognition to meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools.

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