Teachers Day- 5 September

In India, September 5 is celebrated as teacher's day. It is the day to honor, recognize, and celebrate the country's educators. Every year, Teacher's Day is marked to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. 

First Teacher's  Day was celebrated on 5 September 1962.

Who is Dr. Sarvepally Radhakrishnan?

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian academic, professor, philosopher, and politician who served as the first vice-president of India and the second President of the country. He was an exemplary teacher who dedicated his work towards education to shape the youth of the nation. 

He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1954. He was nominated 27 times for Nobel Prize, sixteen times for the Nobel prize in literature, and eleven times for the Nobel Peace prize.

In 1968 he became the first person to get a Sahitya Akademi fellowship, the highest honor conferred by the Sahitya Akademi on a writer.

Since the year 1962, India has commemorated Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus with Teacher's Day. 

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