5th September - Happy Teachers’ Day 2019
In India, Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5 to mark the birthday of former President, politician, scholar Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5th of September to honor and acknowledge the countless contributions of the great teachers in India in helping and molding the careers of lakhs of students and in turn shaping the destiny of Indian future.
In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 to mark the birthday of former President, politician, scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on the same day in 1888.
Dr. Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President, and second President of independent India, and in 1962, the year when Dr. Radhakrishnan assumed the Presidential office, the first-ever Teachers’ Day was celebrated. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a staunch believer in education.
Teachers Day 2019
The Teacher’s Day in 2019 that will be celebrated on 5th September 2019 is falling on Thursday of the week.
What is Special on Teachers’ Day 2019
India will be celebrating its teacher’s day on Thursday, 5th September 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of its first President and a remarkable teacher – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
It will be celebrated with much enthusiasm by the students, throughout the nation. Children have already started preparing for presentations, gifts, and speeches for their teachers to show their love and respect for the latter.
Origin of Teacher’s Day Celebration
This particular day was marked for the festivity as Teachers’ Day since 1962 in respect of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was born on 5th September 1888. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a great scholar, philosopher, and teacher of modern India and was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.
He became the first Vice President of India (from 1952 to 1962) and the second President of India (from 1962 to 1967). It was his wish that instead of celebrating his birthday on the 5th of September every year, it would be better to celebrate it as Teachers’ Day all over India. Therefore, it was the only natural way that his birthday would be celebrated as teacher’s day to pay respect towards many unknown teachers across the country.
India’s teacher’s day is different from the World Teacher Day which is celebrated on the 5th of October every year in the whole world.
Importance of Teacher's Day
Teacher’s Day is one of the events that is looked up by the students and the teachers in a similar way on this occasion 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 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 5th September. The award is given as public gratitude to praiseworthy teachers working in the primary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools.