Teachers Day in India: Importance, Why it is celebrated, About Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sep 5, 2018 10:36 IST
September 5: Teachers Day in India

The future of the nation is in the hands of the children and indirectly in the hands of teachers. They play an important role in our lives to become successful in career and business. They help us to become a good human being in the society and good citizen of the country. Teachers provide data and information in the brain of students to analyse. Therefore, we can say that analysing and facing the situation, to find out the solution in the difficult situation, we basically learn from our teachers only.

In India, Teacher’s day is celebrated every year on 5th September as a mark of accolade to the part played by the teachers in the society. 5th September is the birth anniversary of a great mentor Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a grand advocate of edification, and was the distinguished envoy, academician, and India’s President, above all a great Teacher.

Importance of Teacher's Day

Teacher’s Day is one of the events that is looked up by the students and the teachers in a similar way on this juncture it is the teachers who are praised. On this day, students comprehend how important is the role of a teacher in a student’s life.

Teachers should always be respected. Teachers need support and encouragement from the society to sense that their fidelity to scholars is treasured and cherished. In India, on the eve of Teachers Day, the National Awards are given to the Teachers by the President of India on 5th September. The award is given as a public gratitude to praiseworthy teachers working in the primary schools, middle schools and secondary schools.

Even according to our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra ModiTeaching is not a profession, a way of life”. Further he added that teaching is not a profession but Jeevan Dharm (a way of life) and asked teachers to understand changes happening across the world to prepare the new generation accordingly. In fact it is a divine responsibility to guide and enlighten. He also said that India should regain the status of Vishwaguru(leader in education) by giving high respect to teachers whom he asked to encourage students to think critically about issues concerning nation. He told that Teachers determination and sincerity will shape the destiny of the nation as they are laying the foundation and the building blocks of the society.


Who are Teachers?

Teachers nourish and prepare students for whole life as they are the real icon of knowledge, wisdom, create awareness and literate people. They are the source of lightning lamp in our lives. It is our teachers who stand behind our success. They helps us to improve our knowledge, skill level, confidence as well as they shape us to choose the right path and to get success. They do a lot for us but after doing so much no body thanks them for their priceless job. So, as a student it is our duty to thank them at least once a year.

As, it is rightly said that:


With the exception of the fun facet of Teachers day, it is also a day when a person can look back, have a high regard for and get enthused by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, who was a small city boy and was brought up to become the esteemed politician in the narration of Indian democracy.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: History, Contributions and Achievements

Do you know about Dr. S. Radhakrishnan


Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was one of the most renowned writers in contemporary India. His contribution was based on theoretical, theological, moral, instructive, communal and enlightening subjects. He wrote plentiful articles to diverse recognized journals which are of gigantic importance and gives the impression of revelation to an assortment of readers because of the profundity in the connotation of the piece of writings.

Why is Teacher's Day Celebrated?

Dr. Radhakrishnan became India’s President in the year 1962. He was approached by some of his friends and students who requested him to give consent to them to commemorate 5thSeptember as Teacher’s Day, in his Birthday. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan responded, "Instead of observing my birthday discretely, it would be my pompous privilege if 5th September is scrutinized as Teacher’s Day". The appeal showed Dr. S. Radhakrishnan's affection and dedication for the teaching career. From that point of time, India celebrates Teacher’s Day on 5th September.

Happy Teachers Day


On the Teacher’s Day students do lot of activities to entertain teachers at schools and colleges like students organise function, arrange singing competition and dedicate it to the group of Teacher, even arrange competition for teachers, performs various dance classical or contemporary which becomes a visual treat to the teachers. Recite poems with some best titles, do mimicry of teachers, play lots of games with the teachers, plan a picnic, offer gifts and atlast they thank teachers by expressing their gratitude as this prominent day is dedicated to the teachers.

As, Teacher’s Day is a great occasion for celebrating and enjoying the relationship between teachers and students. So, try to meet your teachers on the day and convey your wishes. If they are far then send them message and make his/her day memorable.

The word ‘edification’, in the context of teacher student rapport, is used to mean “to build characters”. Good teachers are not mere instructors but builders of characters. By being intellectually and morally sound, they lead others by example – by the professor of KCG College of Technology, Chennai.


It is rightly said that Teaching is not a service, profession or a job. It is a pillar of the society.

GK Quiz on Teachers Day

Development of Education during British Period in India