Teachers’ Day 2023: History and importance of this day

Teachers’ Day 2023: With the birth of every person, a potter is like a raw pot, but a guru plays an important role in making a person valuable in life.

The first teacher of every human being is his mother and after that, during the course of education, only a teacher takes a man to the heights of success.

It is a teacher who takes you from darkness to brightness in life

5 September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day. Let us know what is the history of Teachers’ Day and from when is it being celebrated in India.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teachers’ Day in the country is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President and second President of independent India as well as a teacher. He was also a great philosopher. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan had served the nation as a teacher for nearly 40 years.

A tradition of celebrating Teachers’ Day in the country

In 1962, the celebration of Teachers’ Day was started across the country. To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, his students have taken his approval for this.

Then Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan said that instead of celebrating my birthday, this day should be celebrated in honor of the teachers.

Then he himself suggested organizing Teachers’ Day on this day in honor of the teachers. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan used to say that the whole world is a school, where we keep learning something in every phase of life.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in 1888

Dr. Radhakrishnan was born in the year 1888 in a village called Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s childhood was spent in extreme poverty. Krishnan was very fast in his studies since childhood.

Even in poverty, he did not lag behind in his studies and did his MA in Philosophy, then in 1916, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Madras Residency College, then became a professor a few years later.

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While teaching in many universities of the country, Colombo and London University also honored Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan with standard degrees. He was India’s ambassador to Moscow from 1949–1952 and was made the first Vice President of India in 1952.

Later Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was also awarded the Bharat Ratna.

That’s why the importance of Teachers’ day

On Teachers’ Day, students are eager to honor their teacher. This day is special for the students. So, on this special day, students thank the teachers for the efforts made by them to shape their future.

In schools and colleges, students give gifts to teachers and organize special felicitations for them.

Education Festival

In view of Teachers’ Day, Shiksha Parv has been organized in India.

Shiksha Parv will be a 10-day long festival from September 7, 2023, to September 17, in which themes will be organized every day in different ways.

So, the main purpose of this teachers’ festival is to encourage the new education policy. Audiobooks, gesture dictionaries, and different schemes will be launched under this festival.

Shiksha Parv – 2023 schedule

  • 7 September – Quality Schools
  • 8 September – Implementation of Technology in Education
  • 9 September – ‘Basic Learning and ECCE’
  • 10 September – Innovation in Schools
  • 11 September – ‘On all-round development of schools’
  • 13 September – ‘Attracting students to learn with innovative teaching methods
  • 14 September – ‘Promoting Sustainable Schools’
  • 15 September – ‘Innovative Evaluation System’
  • 16 September – ‘Working on the Indian Knowledge System’
  • 17 September – ‘Working on skill building and vocational studies

Recipient of National Award

  1. 1958Sri Bacharinda Ayamma Chengappa
  2. 2006Sonam Chhodon
  3. 2012M.N. Arul Rajo
  4. 2013Ranjit Kumar Das
  5. 2014S. J. Jacob
  6. 2016Ms. Geetalakshmi Satyanathan
  7. 2018Nadupalli Sesha Prasad
  8. 2018Amitabh Mishra
  9. 2021Ms. Mamta Paliwal

Importance of teachers’ day

The importance of Teachers’ Day in our life is as much as that of teachers. This is the day when people from every corner of the country salute him for his contribution to educating, civilizing, responsible, and conscientious citizens.

Teachers work every day for the country but, Teachers’ Day is celebrated only once a whole year, when we are able to thank our teachers, they made us so capable, and gave us so much knowledge that we know right and wrong.

They made me understand the differences between right and wrong and taught us the lesson of working hard and living a disciplined life.

Importance of Celebrating Teachers’ Day

The desire and happiness to celebrate any festival are what make it special. Similarly, the enthusiasm of celebrating Teachers’ Day is also important for us, otherwise, this day will not have any special significance.

Various cultural and social programs organized on this day across the country make people aware of their national heritage.

Teachers are the most important part of any society, so they should be given the most respect and priority and that is why the students should participate in the Teachers’ Day celebrations and express their love and respect for their teacher through some poems and speeches.

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