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सितम्बर 5, 2011

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and World Teacher’s Day Celebrations

Filed under: Inspiration — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 10:23 पूर्वाह्न

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and World Teacher’s Day Celebrations

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth Anniversary September 5 is being celebrated as Teachers Day. September 5 is special day to pay respect to our teachers. Teachers Day is the only occasion when we remember the time spent with our teacher, what they taught and what we are today.

The day is also significant for all of us as we remember a great teacher, philosopher and statesman, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, whose birth anniversary falls on this day.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on Sept 5, 1888 into a middle class family in Tamil Nadu. He was the first Vice President of India.

Dr. Radhakrishnan was regarded as great teacher. Country celebrates his birth anniversary to pay respect for the teachers.

About Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan:

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in the year 1888 in a well-known religious state in Chennai, then called Madras. He was the second son of Veera Samayya, a tehsildar in a zamindari. It was a middle-class, respectable Hindu Brahmin family.

He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Arts from Madras University. In partial fulfillment for his M.A. degree, Radhakrishnan wrote a thesis on the ethics of the Vedanta titled “The Ethics of the Vedanta and Its Metaphysical Presuppositions”, which was a reply to the charge that the Vedanta system had no room for ethics.

The Origin of Teacher’s Day :

Since 1962, 5th of September has been celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan was a philosopher and a teacher par excellence. Some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday. In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, “Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher’s day”. The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan’s love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, his birthday is observed as Teacher’s Day in India.

He showed how western philosophers, despite all claims to objectivity, were biased by theological influences from their wider culture. In one of his major works he also showed that Indian philosophy, once translated into standard academic jargon, is worthy of being called philosophy by western standards. His main contribution to Indian thought, therefore, is that he placed it “on the map”, thereby earning Indian philosophy a respect that it had not had before.

Dr. Radhakrishnan was of the opinion that only the right kind of education could solve many ills of the society and the country. He wanted to bring in a change in the educational system by improving the quality of education and building up a strong relationship between the teacher and the taught. In his opinion, teachers should be the best minds of the country; they should not merely instruct but should gain the true affection of pupils, and the respect for teachers cannot be ordered but it should be earned.

After 1946, his philosophical career was cut short when his country needed him as ambassador to UNESCO and later to Moscow. He was later to become the first Vice-President and finally the President (1962-1967) of India. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954. The University of Oxford instituted the Radhakrishnan Chevening Scholarships and the Radhakrishnan Memorial Award in his memory. He also received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 1961.

Even as the president Sarvepalli remained a humble man. It was an open house at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and people from all sections of society were welcome to meet him. In addition he accepted only Rs. 2,500 out of his salary of Rs. 10,000 and donated the remaining amount to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund every month. He remained a teacher in many ways and even adopted the authoritative tone of a headmaster in many of his letters to his ministers. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan passed away on April 17, 1975.

Cited from: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Teachers Day Celebrations

World Teachers’ Day

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  1. please mention some examples for his teaching.

    टिप्पणी द्वारा sujana — अगस्त 14, 2012 @ 5:34 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  2. This is very nice site where I found lot of info

    टिप्पणी द्वारा Rajashri — सितम्बर 3, 2012 @ 2:02 पूर्वाह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  3. description is short and effective

    टिप्पणी द्वारा salhudheen m k — सितम्बर 3, 2012 @ 4:07 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  4. a true indian hindu

    टिप्पणी द्वारा bsk — सितम्बर 4, 2012 @ 12:35 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  5. well written

    टिप्पणी द्वारा vikrant pathania — सितम्बर 4, 2012 @ 12:51 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  6. this man is really fantastic.

    टिप्पणी द्वारा useless — सितम्बर 4, 2012 @ 1:29 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  7. Great man, but Education system isa failure in india !

    टिप्पणी द्वारा Dr Adv — सितम्बर 4, 2012 @ 2:33 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  8. i love radakrishnan

    टिप्पणी द्वारा aarya — सितम्बर 4, 2012 @ 4:20 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  9. thanks 4 the information.

    टिप्पणी द्वारा manas — सितम्बर 5, 2012 @ 2:33 पूर्वाह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  10. To, the teachars day,i omkar bharti prayer to god our all teachars longlife, healthy,and powerfull mind or student good understing give from god,and indias character build up. happy teacher day.ssc

    टिप्पणी द्वारा omkar bharti — सितम्बर 5, 2012 @ 1:52 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

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    टिप्पणी द्वारा Prem shankar kumar — सितम्बर 5, 2012 @ 2:22 अपराह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

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    टिप्पणी द्वारा india received — मार्च 25, 2013 @ 6:31 पूर्वाह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

  13. its a very pleasant feeling that we observe specially
    on this day because a teacher is the builder of the nations

    टिप्पणी द्वारा surajkumar — अगस्त 28, 2013 @ 5:24 पूर्वाह्न | प्रतिक्रिया

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