Teacher's Day 2019

Teacher’s Day: Why and How it is celebrated

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On 5 September, the entire country celebrates Teachers Day. The Guru-Shishya tradition has been considered paramount since ancient times in our country. It has been said that a person without education is incomplete. If education is so important then obviously who imparts it is also very important. On the shoulders of the teacher, the responsibility of grooming, improving and taking the future of the society forward is the main task. In our ancient texts, the teacher is described as God. The verse of Sanskrit Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Dev Maheshwara, Guru Sakshatprabrahma Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah. This means that Guru is Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. So I bow to them.

Former President Dr. Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary falls on 5 September. In his memory, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5 September. Once some of his students and friends told him that, they want to celebrate his birthday. He then said, “I would feel proud if my birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day instead of celebrating my birthday separately.” Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan was a pioneer of Indian culture, an eminent educationist and a great philosopher. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was nominated for the Nobel Prize 27 times. In 1954, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Teacher’s day is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country. On this day, students in schools organize many colorful programs for teachers. Students give different types of gifts to their teacher to show respect. At the national level, on the day of the teacher’s day, teachers are awarded the National Teacher Award for their work. This award is given every year by the President of the country.

Seema Jain

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