World Teacher’s Day is an annual observance celebrated on October 5th of every year. The work of teachers and their contributions to the society are incredibly innumerable. Celebrating a day for the teachers is indeed an important thing. Teachers are the ones who gave the quality education and guided us throughout. World Teacher’s Day is commemorated to celebrate the work of teachers, recognizes the significant contribution they have given to the society. Celebrating and honour those teachers on this day and make them feel special.
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” – Carl Jung
History of World Teacher’s Day
World Teacher’s Day or International Teacher’s Day was first celebrated on October 5, 1994. The International Teacher’s Day is a tribute to the teachers, and it acknowledges their contributions to the field of education and development. Teachers are the pillar of the support for any nation-building. The contributions of the teachers to their local community and global society are extensive in number. The celebration of the day aims in mobilizing the support for the teachers. It also honours the teachers and their role in providing an excellent education at all levels. International Teacher’s Day enables the children and the adults to take part in the celebration.
The representatives of UNESCO and International Labour Organization signed “Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers” on October 5, 1966. They closed Special Intergovernmental Conference on the Status of Teachers in Paris, France on this day. The UNESCO’s 29th session of the General Conference was opened on October 12, 1997. “Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel” was adopted during this conference, on November 11, 1997. The first World Teachers’ Day was held on October 5, 1994. Since then, the celebration has been organized each year on the same date. Education International (EI) firmly believes that World Teachers’ Day should be internationally recognized and celebrated around the world. EI on every year launches a public awareness campaign to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession. More than 100 countries are observing the World Teachers’ Day.
Earlier to this World Teacher’s Day, various countries around the world have been celebrating the national teacher’s day. Teacher’s Day in most countries marks the contribution of any famed educator or the person of educational repute. In almost all the countries worldwide, the Teachers’ Day is celebrated with children, students, and pupils. They take this day an opportunity to present gifts and flowers as a token of appreciation to their beloved teachers. The regular scholastic routine monotony is broken in this day, and several events or games will be conducted to make the day special for the teachers.
Other Celebrations on October 5
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How to Celebrate World Teacher’s Day
Celebrating the World Teacher’s Day is very simple. The simplest form of the celebration includes wishing the teachers on this day to show the love. Students can present gifts to their beloved teachers. In schools and colleges, various events can be organized to make the teachers participate. Support, appreciate and acknowledge the teachers not only on this day but throughout the year round. Post and share your celebration on the social media using the hashtags #WorldTeacher’sDay.
Teachers Day Quotes
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Solomon Ortiz A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams
“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” – Sidney Hook
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams
“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” – C. S. Lewis