Teacher’s Day is an annual commemoration celebrated on 5th September of every year in India. A teacher is the one who needs to be celebrated after parents because a teacher is the second parent for any child. From the ancient age to this technology era, we have learned and acquired knowledge with the guidelines of the teacher. Will we have attained this high position without the support of the teachers? Will you have understood every necessary information from scratch to the core without your teachers? Who would have stood as a pillar of support when clearing all your doubts? Who identified you are good at sports and music? Unquestionably it is your teachers, and of course, it includes all of them from the primary section to your higher grade to your college professors. Teacher’s Day celebration is indeed a special honor and tribute for any teacher. Every teacher needs to be celebrated irrespective of the subject they handle. Wish them on this day and pay your honor.
“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
History of Teacher’s Day
The history and origin of Teacher’s Day in India date back to 1962. The observance of the day is a form of tribute to the contributions made by the teachers towards the welfare of society. The celebration of the day is commemorated on the birth date of the second President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was considered to be a staunch believer of education, a renowned educationist, and a well-known diplomat. He was an Indian philosopher, statesman, and above all, he was a teacher himself. His contribution to the education system in India is enormous. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is one of India’s most distinguished twentieth-century scholars.
The history behind the teacher’s day is quite interesting. Some of the prominent students of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan had organized a gathering to pay homage to the Great Teacher of repute in 1965. It was during his presidential tenure, and some of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s students as well as friends approached him and requested him to let them celebrate his birthday. Dr. Radhakrishnan in his speech on that gathering had expressed his profound reservation regarding his birth anniversary celebration and had emphasized that his birth anniversary should be celebrated as ‘Teacher’s Day,’ by paying homage to other Great Teachers of the country. He also mentioned that if it is done, then it would be a great privilege for him.
From then on, every September 5th, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday is celebrated as the day for appreciating and honoring the teachers throughout the country. The students can express their genuine appreciation through their wishes on the occasion of teacher’s day to their teachers. Also, on this day the students pay respect and tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan for his incredible work towards philosophies. The teachers and students on this day report to school as usual as it is an observance and not a holiday. The routine activities and classes will be replaced by activities of celebration, thankfulness, appreciation, and remembrance. The day is marked as a very important day in the history of India.
The day is not only the birth anniversary of the second President of Indian but is also the day for appreciating and praising the sincere endeavors and contributions of the teachers who are building the basic foundation of India. Teachers Day is yet another day to give encouragement and support to the teachers who are honestly working towards the students. The celebration of the day is important to note as it also showed Dr. Radhakrishnan’s immense love for the teaching profession. Teacher’s Day is a perfect day for anyone to understand the role and responsibilities of being a teacher.
Happy Teachers Day Quotes
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats
“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren
“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” – John Wooden
Happy Teachers Day Wishes
“The best teachers don’t give you the answer, they spark within you the desire to find the answer yourself.” – Happy Teachers Day 2019!
“I am grateful to be your student. Thank you for challenging me to be my best and instilling in me a passion for learning.” – Happy Teachers Day 2019!
“My child’s future is so much brighter because of you. Thank you for being an outstanding teacher.” Best wishes for Teachers Day.
“You deserve recognition for all the sacrifices that you make, you are more than a teacher to me and I THANK YOU!” – Happy Teachers Day 2019!
“Today I celebrate you for being selfless, devoted, hardworking, and the wisest person in the classroom. I am grateful to be your student.” – Happy Teachers Day 2019!
“Wishing you joy and happiness, you are an amazing teacher, and you only deserve the best.” – Happy Teachers Day 2019!
“You are the spark, the inspiration, the guide, the candle to my life. I am deeply thankful that you are my teacher.” – Happy Teachers Day 2019!
Other Celebrations on September 5
September 5 is also celebrated as
- National Cheese Pizza Day
- National Be Late For Something Day
- International Day of Charity
- National Pet Rock Day
- National Grandparents Day
How to Celebrate Teacher’s Day
There are many special ways available in which any student can celebrate Teacher’s Day. On this auspicious day, the students can buy gifts and presents for their teachers. Students can also wish the teachers before the start of the section. Organize events, activities, and games for the teachers to make them participate. Write a note for every teacher with their positive things and appreciate them. Students can gather all the teachers and celebrate them with thankful notes. Write poems and songs in a way to appreciate their un-compromisable work for nation-building. You can post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtags #HappyTeachersDay or #TeachersDay or #TeachersDay2019.
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