Today, 5th September is an important date for India. This date is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India since 1962. It's the birthday of Dr. Radhakrishnan (5-Sep-1888), an Indian philosopher and statesman, 1st Vice-President of India and 2nd President of India. He was awarded the highest civilian award in India, the Bharat Ratna and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit. He believed that Teachers held the key to society's education and development. Hence, his birthday is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India since 1962.
Note that the World Teachers' Day falls annually on 5th October since 1994, commemorating teachers' organisations worldwide. World Teachers' Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make.
I'm grateful to my teachers and thank them for my knowledge and education!
I sure do. I'm a teacher. I often look forward for this day. You get a chance to see how much of what students have really absorbed. Even though they may do well in tests, its good to see students step into the teaching role to experience what teachers experience.