Teacher’s Day! Why do we celebrate?

When Teacher’s day is celebrated?

Teachers’ Day in India is celebrated on 5th September to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a renowned scholar, recipient of Bharat Ratna, first Vice- President, and second President of independent India. He was born on 5 September, 1888.

Teacher’s Day is celebrated to acknowledge the challenges, hardships, and special roles that teachers play in our lives. 


Why do we celebrate Teacher’s day / History

When some of his students visited Dr. Radhakrishna to wish him a happy birthday in 1962,. He urged them to observe this day (September 5) as a way to honor all of India’s legendary teachers as they guide and educate the brightest minds of the country.

Here are some of the most inspiring quotes by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

  1.   “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers’ Day.”
  2.  “Knowledge gives us power, love gives us fullness.”
  3. “Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures.”
  4. “When we think we know we cease to learn.”
  5. “The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.”
  6.  “A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science.”
  7.  “The end-product of education should be a free creative man, who can battle against historical circumstances and adversities of nature.”
  8. “Teachers should be the best minds in the country.”
  9. “Reading a book gives us the habit of solitary reflection and enjoyment.”
  10. “The worst sinner has a future, even as the greatest saint has had a past. No one is so good or bad as he imagines.”
  11. God is the Soul of all souls – The Supreme Soul – The Supreme Consciousness.
  12.  “Tolerance is the homage which the finite mind pays to the inexhaustibility of the infinite.”
  13. “God lives, feels, and suffers in every one of us, and in course of time, His attributes, knowledge, beauty and love will be revealed in each of us.”
  14. “True religion is a revolutionary force: it is an inveterate enemy of oppression, privilege, and injustice.”
  15. “Religion is behavior and not mere belief.”
  16. “The main function of a university is not to grant degrees and diplomas but to develop the university spirit and advance learning. The former is impossible without corporate life, the latter without honors and post-graduate”
  17. “Discontent with the actual is the necessary precondition of every moral change and spiritual rebirth.”
  18. “A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him.”
  19. “Man is a paradoxical being- the constant glory and scandal of this world.”
  20. “Human life as we have it is only the raw material for Human life as it might be.”
  21. “The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.”
  22. “To look upon life as an evil and treat the world as delusion is sheer ingratitude.”

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