Everything You Wanted to Know About Teachers Day

Habish Ribin Haneef
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All professions have their own value and importance. The profession of teaching is considered as one of the finest and at the same time challenging to cope with. There are many professions in the world, but teaching is a versatile one compared to all others. Without good teachers, it is really a herculean task to identify and recognize talented individuals who can even change the fortunes of their respective nations. Yes, teaching is the profession that creates all other professions. To create the just mentioned all other professions, teachers work hard, putting their sincerity utmost even by sacrificing many of their personal affairs. Teachers Day is celebrated on September 5 in India and on October 5 in the rest of the world to honour these hardworking professionals.

History of Teachers Day in India

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teachers Day is observed on October 5 in most countries. In India, this gorgeous day is observed on September 5. There is an exact reason behind this. Teacher’s Day is celebrated on September 5 in India to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first vice president and second president of independent India. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, in Tamil Nadu. He was a teacher, philosopher, and scholar. On his birthday in 1962, some of his students requested him to celebrate the special day but instead, Dr. Radhakrishnan told them to consider this particular day as the teachers day to honour and pay tribute to the teachers, the sincere and hard-working professionals of this society. This heartwarming gesture from Dr. Radhakrishnan won many hearts all over India. Since then, September 5 is proudly considered as teacher’s day in India.

Significance of Teachers Day

Students reading

Education is a powerful tool to empower society. Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future generation of the country. They act as a guiding force, helping the students to achieve their goals in life. Teacher’s day is observed to honour the efforts of teachers, for educating the youth and instilling confidence in them to achieve great things in life.

Hence, teachers are the architects of society, who help us in transforming into a developed nation. Great teachers give way to great thoughts which can benefit a large number of people. Thus, ensuring the well-being of teachers is vital in ensuring the progress of the nation. Hence, they should be treated with the utmost respect and shall be revered for their noble efforts in the best interests of a larger community.


The duty of a teacher is not over after covering all the topics in the syllabus. A teacher has to go beyond that. They play a key role in making a student perfect not only in academics but also in all aspects. Behind the success of any person in the world, there will be the secret hands of a teacher. Being a teacher is not at all an easy task. Other than taking classes, they have to coordinate, manage, monitor, and handle the students in every aspect. But still, because of the love for this profession, the great teachers forget all these difficulties and they work hard to bring the best talents. If the number of quality teachers is less, the number of talents produced in the world will also be less. Yes, teachers have the power to revolutionize the entire world. If a doctor can treat a patient and save his/her life, a good teacher can reach the heart of a kid and allow him to truly live. So, they deserve a lot of credit and respect. Let’s honour all the great teachers for the hardwork and effort they are taking to create magnificent talents for a better tomorrow and there is no better option to deliver this other than the splendid teacher’s day.

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Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5. So to show the love we consider September 5 as Teachers Day

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