In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on September 5 in the honour of the former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Well, there are some people who are not your family but they teach you many life lessons, we call them teachers and they deserve high recognition. On this day, students thank them for their efforts and give them best wishes. Schools are decorated, many cultural programmes are organised, students involve in various activities.

History

Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the first vice-president and second President of India. He was a celebrated academic and served as the Vice Chancellor in Banaras Hindu University and Andhra University.

It is being said that in 1962, when he became the President, some of his friends requested him to let them celebrate his birthday to which Radhakrishnan asked them to celebrate Teachers’ Day.

For the first time, it was celebrated on September 5, 1962.

Importance and significance

Teachers play an important role to shape the future of students. They guide kids and also help them to become better human beings. They prepare newer generations so that they become good citizens of this country.

On Teachers’ day, students dress up like teachers and take classes. Special programmers are held honouring educators and gifts are also given to them.