Teachers Day: India Quick Facts
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Teachers Day: India Brief
To Honor the contribution of teachers in India, every year 05 September is celebrated as Teacher's Day. Teacher's Day is celebrated all over India on the occasion of the birthday of our country's first Vice-President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, while International Teacher's Day is organized on 05 October.
The interesting thing is that Teacher's Day is celebrated all over the world but everyone has set a different day for it. In some countries, there is a holiday while some countries celebrate this day while working.
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Biography of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan:
Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on 05 September 1888 in a Brahmin family in Tirumani, a small village in Tamil Nadu. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the First Vice-President of India (1952–1962) and the second President. He was the conductor of Indian culture, eminent educationist, great philosopher and a devout Hindu thinker. From the year 1962, 5 September started celebrating as Teacher's Day. He died on 17 April 1975 after serving the country for a long time with his great works.
Importance of Teacher's Day:
Every year 05 September is celebrated as Teacher's Day in India, while World Teacher's Day is celebrated on 05 October every year in the world. On this day, teachers and teacher educators from all over the world are greeted with full readiness to fulfill their specific responsibility towards the society through their work. On this occasion people remember the contribution of their teachers in life and thank their teachers for that.
Important Interesting information about Teacher's Day:
- In India, where 'Teacher's Day' is celebrated on 05 September, 'International Teacher's Day' is celebrated on 05 October.
- The interesting fact is that Teacher's Day is celebrated all over the world, but everyone has set a different day for it. In some countries this day is a holiday and in some places it is a working day.
- UNESCO declared 05 October as 'International Teacher's Day'. It is being celebrated since 1994. It was started with the aim of promoting collaboration towards teachers and bringing awareness to the importance of teachers to meet the needs of future generations.
- Teacher's Day was started in China in 1931 at the 'National Central University'. The Chinese government approved it in 1932. Later in 1939, August 27, the birthday of Confucius, was declared as Teacher's Day, but this declaration was withdrawn in 1951.
- In the year 1985, 10 September was declared as Teacher's Day. Now most of the people of China again want Confucius's birthday to be Teacher's Day.
- Teacher's Day was celebrated in Russia from 1965 to 1994 on the first Sunday of October. From the year 1994, World Teacher's Day started being celebrated on 5 October only.
- Teacher's Day has been declared in the US on the first full week of May and there are events throughout the week.
- National Teacher's Day is celebrated in Thailand on 16 January every year. Here on November 21, 1956, a resolution was passed to celebrate Teacher's Day. The first Teacher's Day was celebrated in 1957. On this day there is a holiday in the schools.
- After the assassination of Professor Ayatollah Morteza Motehari in Iran, Teacher's Day is celebrated on 2 May in his memory. Motehari was assassinated on May 2, 1980.
- Teacher's Day is celebrated on 24 November in Turkey. This was announced by the first President Kemal Ataturk.
- In Nepal (June-July) also called the full moon day of Ashadh, the date usually falls in mid-July. Teacher's Day is called "Guru Purnima" in Nepali, where "Guru" means teacher and "Purnima" means "full moon".
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