Teachers’ Day is observed with enthusiasm all around the world. UNESCO, UNICEF, the International Labor Organization, and Education International are just a few of the organisations that have taken the initiative to celebrate October 5 as World Teachers’ Day. However, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on a different day in India.
On September 5, we honour Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan by commemorating his birthday as Teachers’ Day. It’s a time to recognise the influence teachers have had on our lives and the contributions they’ve made to society.
After Dr. Radhakrishnan was elected President of India in 1962, his students asked him if they could celebrate September 5 in honour of his birth. Instead, he said that they should recognise September 5 as Teachers’ Day in honour of teachers everywhere.
Dr. Radhakrishnan famously said that the country’s educators should represent the brightest brains in society.
Teachers’ rights and responsibilities, minimum requirements for pre-service education, criteria for selecting and hiring educators, and the condition of classrooms all play a role in the relevance of this work.
Teachers’ Day is a great time for students to show their appreciation for their instructors and express gratitude for everything they have done.
Some Inspirational Quotes from Famous Teachers
“The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.” – Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
“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
“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.” – Swami Vivekananda
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.” – Barack Obama
“Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle