Posted 06 Sep 2017 10:55 AM

Every individual goes to school, college to gain knowledge and prepare themselves to lead a successful life in future. But our teachers help and guide us throughout in our learning process; they take an active part in shaping our intellectual as well as social image. Teachers serve as a role model in one’s life. Teacher’s day is observed on the 5th of September every year. This occasion is celebrated in every educational institution.
It is the birth anniversary of former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. In 1962, Radhakrishnan was a great teacher and also the second President of India, his students wanted to celebrate his birthday but he disagreed and suggested them to celebrate this day as “Teacher’s Day” instead of his Birthday. From that time onwards 5th Sep is dedicated to all the teachers, Gurus, Mentors who have taken the initiative to enhance students life.
In 2017 we are celebrating his 129th birth anniversary. He is one of the most distinguished scholars of the 20th century, he is a Telugu and has done Masters in Philosophy, he has placed Indian philosophy on Map. The first book he wrote was The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore’ in 1917. He ensured that Tagore’s philosophy was the genuine manifestation of the Indian spirit. Radhakrishnan became the first Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962 and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. Radhakrishnan accepted only Rs, 2500 out of 10,000 from his salary and rest of the amount he used to donate to PM’s National Relief Fund every month. Dr. Radhakrishnan was felicitated with several awards like the Knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna in 1954 and an honorary member of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. He died at the age of 86 on 17th April 1975.
Just like Dr. Radhakrishnan, there must be plenty of mentors in our life who has been the guiding light in our lives. We should also respect and obey our teachers so that they can inculcate good values in us. Happy Teacher’s Day.

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