Happy Teachers’ Day 2021: Shikshak Parv date, history, significance, importance and the birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan , September 5

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Happy Teachers’ Day 2021: Shikshak Parv date, history, significance, importance and the birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan , September 5

Teachers Day is marked as the birth anniversary of our great scholar, philosopher, first vice-president, and the second president of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Radhakrishnan was born to a Brahmin family in Tiruttani, Andhra Pradesh, in the year 1888. He completed his studies, achieving scholarships despite coming from an impoverished family.

He then completed his Master’s degree in philosophy and wrote a book ‘The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore’ in 1917. He positioned Indian philosophy on the world map and taught at Chennai’s Presidency College and Calcutta University.

A popular teacher

He was a popular teacher amongst his students during his teaching career. In his later period of life, he served as a Vice-Chancellor of Andhra and Banaras Hindu University and was acknowledged by Oxford University to fill the chair of Spalding Professor of Eastern religions.

Shikshak Parv

The Ministry of Education has organised this year’s ‘Shikshak Parv’ from September 5 to 17,2021. The event will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi online on September 7.

A dedicated site https://www.education.gov.in/shikshakparv/ was launched by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It will start at 11 am on September 7 with the presence of Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

seminars and presentations on the National Education Policy 2020

The 10-day-long programme will include seminars and presentations on the National Education Policy 2020. It will be streamed online on all the social media platforms, starting from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels of the Education Ministry.

The day will also award 44 teachers who will be awarded the National Teachers Award 2021, conferred by President Ramnath Kovind.

History

Teacher’s Day was first established when Dr. RadhaKrishnan was made the second President of India in 1962 when his students approached him and wanted to celebrate this special day.

But then, Dr. Radhakrishnan requested them to mark this day to recognise the contribution and efforts of teachers in our society.

Significance

Teacher’s Day is celebrated across every educational institution in India, starting with schools, colleges, and universities.

Usually, students arrange cultural fests like performances, dance, and shows that their teachers love. But this year, due to the pandemic situation, the schools are shut, so virtual wishes and greetings might compensate.

Importance

This day is an important event for both teachers’ and students’ lives. They equally look forward to this day. This day makes the students understand the importance of teachers in their lives and they honour them with celebration and little presents from their side.

Birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

In India, September 5 is marked as Teacher’s Day, whereas Worlds Teacher’s Day is celebrated on October 5. As mentioned above, it is the birth anniversary of Dr. Radhakrishnan who served as the first Vice president from 1952-1962 and later the second president of India from 1962-1967.

Despite the lack of finances, he achieved the highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 1954 and was an honorary member of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.


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