Teacher’s Day 2020: In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on September 5, the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an outstanding teacher-scholar and former President of India.
People across India celebrate Teacher’s Day on September 5. The day is celebrated for teachers, mentors, and gurus who guide us to be a successful human being as well as a better-learned student. On 5 September, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is always remembered to mark a tribute to his great contribution to the Nation.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888 at Tiruttani in Tamil Nadu. His father and mother were Sarvepalli Veeraswami and Sitamma. His wife was Sivakamu. He was knighted in 1931 and since then till the attainment of Independence, he was addressed as Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. But after independence, he came to know as Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
In 1952, he became the first Vice President of India and in 1962, he became the second President of independent India. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1954. In 1954, he received the German “Order pour le
Merite for Arts and Science” and in 1961 the Peace
Prize of the German Book Trade. He had founded Helpage India which is a non-profit organization for elderly underprivileged people.
Inspiring Quotes of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan:
- “Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures.”
2. “A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science.”
3. “When we think we know, we cease to learn.”
4. “A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him.”
5. “Religion is behaviour and not mere belief.”
6. “Teachers should be the best minds in the country.”
7. “True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.”
8. “Knowledge gives us power, love gives us the fullness.”