Teachers’ Day 2019: Everything You Need To Know About Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Teachers Day 2019: Our lives are greatly influenced by teachers who have helped us to change various elements of life; like our world view, career, perceptions on people and society, and many other things. From school to university, our teachers are there with us along the way to nurture us and help us through many a decisions. To celebrate the lives of teachers who create significant changes in their students’ lives, India celebrates National Teacher’s Day on September 5 every year. In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a philosopher, scholar, an exemplary teacher, and politician and his dedicated work towards education shaped up the youth of the country, born on September 5, 1888.
Since the year 1962, India has commemorated Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus with the Teacher’s Day.
Teachers’s Day 2019: Everything you should know about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
1. Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, in a middle class family in the pilgrim town of Tirutani. His father, it is said, did not want his son to learn English, instead wanted him to become a priest. However, a feature by Press Information Bureau says that, the talents of the boy were so outstanding that he was sent to schools at Thirupati and then to Vellore.
2. Dr. Radhakrishnan joined the Christian College, Madras, and studied philosophy there later. Drawn by accident into the world of philosophy, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan by his confidence, concentration and strong convictions went on to become a great philosopher the country have ever produced. He was one of India’s best and most influential twentieth-century scholars of comparative religion also.