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Happy Teachers’ Day! History, Significance and Celebration in India

All over the world, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5, while India celebrates this commemoration one month earlier.

India observes Teachers’ Day on September 5 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvopalli Radhakrisnan, the first Vice-President and second President of independent India (from 1962-67).

Across the world, World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on 5 September. Established in 1994 it honors the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.

This proposal outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions.  World Teachers’ Day aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

Teachers’ Day also known as Shikshak Divas in India helps Indians to esteem teachers, gurus, teachers who are guiding the people as have a role as builders of the nation. world, teachers inspire in us a drive to do well and succeed in life and to recognize this hard work of our mentors and gurus, Teachers’ Day or Shikshak Divas is celebrated in India with great pomp and show. World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5, but every country celebrates the day on different dates.

In India, it is marked on the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan who was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and also a highly-respected teacher, philosopher, and prolific statesman. Dr Radhakrishnan went on to become the second President of India (1962-1967) and was of the opinion that “teachers should be the best minds in the country.”

We celebrate by sending cards to our teachers, gifts, roses, and students also conduct songs, concerts, drama, and other stirring events for their teachers. Due to the pandemic, over the last two years, teachers and students have been homebound and this year, virtural greetings were exchanged.

The role of a teacher has the power to mold and transform lives, and education is great preparation for life, is life itself where one never stops learning.  Teaching is the only profession that creates all other professions!

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