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September 5, Teachers' Day - India

September 5, Teachers' Day - India

September 5, Teachers' Day - India

5th September is the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.



2012 Celebration News

Awards for Teachers

Speech on the Occasion by President of India: Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Rajya Sabha paid tributes to Shri Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Today I spent the day in updating a Knol book - Equity Research - Online Textbook on Knol



Teacher Roles Hindi Film Actors and Actresses



Bollywood Films with Teacher as the Main Role in the film


About the Day

In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' day.

5th September is the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "birthday". In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India.

Born on September 5, 1888, at Tiruttani, 40 miles to the north-east of Madras, Radhakrishnan grew to become the most famous Indian teacher and philosopher of all times. He was also the Vice-President of India from 1952-1962.

Read Dr. Abdul Kalam's speech on the occasion of Teachers' Day in 2003.

Biography of Radhakrishnan - Video presentatiom


Books by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Eastern Religions and Western Thought Softcover, Oxford Univ Pr, ISBN 0195624564 (0-19-562456-4)
Indian Philosophy
Softcover, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195638190 (0-19-563819-0)
The Principal Upanishads
Softcover, Collins, ISBN 8172231245 (81-7223-124-5)
The Bhagavadgita: With an Introductory Essay, Sanskrit Text, English Translation, and Notes
Softcover, HarperCollins Publishers India, ISBN 8172230877 (81-7223-087-7)
The Buddhism Omnibus : Comprising Gautama Buddha, the Dhammapada, and the Philosophy of Religion by Iqbal Singh, S. Radhakrishnan, Arvind Sharma, Matthew T. Kapstein, Matthew Kapstein
Hardcover, Oxford University Press India, ISBN 0195668987 (0-19-566898-7)
The Concept of Man: A Study in Comparative Philosophy
by S. Radhakrishnan, P.T. Raju
Hardcover, South Asia Books, ISBN 8120809742 (81-208-0974-2)
The Dhammapada: With Introductory Essays, Pali Text, English Translation and Notes
Softcover, Oxford Univ Pr, ISBN 0195640802 (0-19-564080-2)

Honour List

Teachers Who Succeeded in Social, Economic and Political Endeavours

Sarva Sri
Prof. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, President of India
Prof. Rajendra Singh, Sar Sanghachalak, RSS, India
Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Minister of Human Resources Development, India
Prof Satish Dhawan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization

2014 Teachers' Day Celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met all National Teachers Awardees. He also interacted with children on the day. The interaction was telecast live and arrangements were made in all the schools (appx. 18 lakh) to show the interaction using computers and Televisions.

Source: PIB, India,

                                            Google Doodle for 5 September 2014

1 comment:

  1. I wish we had a day like this in the UK! I heard about the event being disussed on the new TES India
    website. This should be a global event! : )