Teachers’ Day – A Tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan…

Every year on September 5, we celebrate Teachers’ Day. On this day in the year 1888, a very great teacher and philosopher were born in Tirunatti, Tamil Nadu. His name was Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the former 2nd President of India. Once he said to his students that,

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“Instead of celebrating his birthday, celebrate this day as Teachers’ Day.”

After that every year, we celebrate Teachers’ day on September 5 on his birth anniversary. We pay tribute and honor to Dr. Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary. The whole nation celebrates this day with huge happiness and joy.

About Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in a middle-class family in Tirunatti, Tamil Nadu. He was a very bright scholar in his childhood. He has completed his education at a school in Tirupati. Then, he was sent to Vellore for his further studies. He studied philosophy at a Christian College, Madras and after that, he became a very famous philosopher.

In his late 30s, he got an offer from Calcutta University for a professorship. From 1931 to 1936, he was the Vice-Chancellor at Andhra University. In 1939, Banaras Hindu University made him the Vice-President of the University. Then in 1952, he was appointed as the 1st Vice-President of India. After that, he became the 2nd President of India in 1962 for the next 5 years. He was praised with Bharat Ratna Award.

Role of Teacher’s in Students’ Life

Professors play a crucial role in the life of learners. They aid students to make the right choices for their future. In schools, scholar’s minds are like raw pots. Tutors help them to craft their minds with their proper advice and understanding. They assist pupils in being a person with good values and ethics. Lecturers help scholars in many ways such as choosing their careers, developing values, being aware of their goods and bad. Educators help them in many ways such as:

  • Helps them to choose their career wisely.
  • Helps them to manage their time properly.
  • Sets goals for the scholars.
  • Encourage students to experience new things.
  • Helps them to face real-life situations.

A Grand Celebration for Teachers

Many organizations such as schools, colleges, and universities celebrate Teachers’ Day with great joy and enthusiasm. Different institutions celebrate this day in different ways. In universities and colleges, various activities are planned by scholars for their professors. In schools, it is celebrated very creatively. The learners of the secondary schools choose their favorite educators and play their roles for the whole day. Teachers enjoy their Teacher’s day cheerfully and with no workload at all.

Impact of Covid-19 on the Carnival

Teachers’ day celebration is very important for both tutors and learners. In their whole academic year, scholars get a chance to do something for their mentors. But due to the current situation of COVID-19, they are unable to gather at a place and celebrate it at the bigger level. Now, the disciples find an alternative way to celebrate the teachers’ day. They decided to celebrate teachers’ day in a virtual way. They prepare their performances, songs and perform them in front of their instructors virtually. This helps them to celebrate teacher’s day with precautions.


Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan once said,

“The true teachers are those who help us to think of ourselves.”

These words stated by him are 100% correct. A mentor helps a learner to think about themselves and make correct decisions about his/her lives. Gurus always help their children for their better understanding. In a way, school is the second home of a child and the tutor is the second parent of them. Students can share their joys and sorrows with their teacher’s comfortably.