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About Teachers Day

Teachers Day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers and to honor them for their special contributions to society. They are the ones who educate as well as build the future. They are the ones apart from parents who help society to get good engineers, doctors, political leaders, architects, and various other experts in different fields. Ultimately, they are the ones whose contributions make a great impact on the development of our nation. Thus, a special day known as Teachers Day is celebrated to give proper appreciation to them as well as to honor them.

If we talk about the origin of the Teachers Day celebration, then the idea of celebrating it took root in many countries during the 19th century. Furthermore, in most countries, people celebrate this day in association with a local educator or an important milestone in education. Due to this, the celebration date of Teachers Day differs in various countries. For example, Argentina has commemorated Domingo Faustino Sarmiento's death on September 11 as Teachers’ day since 1915. In Brazil, Teachers Day was established in 1963 by a decree regulating elementary schools and it is being celebrated on October 15 there. In India, the birthday of the second president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on September 05 is celebrated as Teacher's Day since 1962.

Apart from this, many countries celebrate their Teachers Day on October 05 in association with World Teachers Day. World Tearchers Day was established by UNESCO in 1994 to address the status and situations of teachers around the world. World Teachers Day also aims to focus on appreciating, assessing, and improving educators around the world. Furthermore, they provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

Why Do We Celebrate Teachers Day?

In India, Tearchers Day is celebrated on September 05 which is the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. In 1962, when Dr. Radhakrishnan became the second President of India, some of his friends and former students approached him and requested him to let them celebrate his birthday. But he denied it and said that it would be his honor if his birthday would rather be celebrated in respect of all teachers. His request shows his affection and dedication for teachers. From that day onwards, Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 05 every year to honor and respect all teachers. On this day, teachers and students gather in educational institutes to celebrate this day. Furthermore, in many schools, some senior students take up the role of teachers and teach young students. It is to know the importance of teaching as well as to pay respect and appreciation to their teachers.