Teachers' Day in India Date in the current year: September 5, 2016

Teachers' Day in India National Teachers’ Day is celebrated in many countries as a special holiday dedicated to honoring teachers for their contributions. The date of the holiday varies from country to country. For example, Teachers’ Day in India is celebrated on September 5 to commemorate Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a renowned Indian philosopher and statesman.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888. He made a successful academic career, having lectured in several Indian and British universities. Although he did not take an active part in the struggle for India’s independence, he started a political career when the country became independent. He served as the 1st Vice President of India and the 2nd President of India.

When Radhakrishnan was elected as the President in 1962, his students requested him to allow to celebrate his birthday. Radhakrishnan suggested they celebrate September 5 as Teachers’ Day instead. He was convinced that teachers should be the best minds in India.

Teachers’ Day is not a day off in Indian schools. Children come to school as usual, but classes are replaced with various celebratory activities. In some schools, senior students become teachers for a day in order to show their appreciation for the work of teachers.

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