Sunday, August 28, 2016

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

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August - 2 August 2009

7 August 2016 - Friendship Day 2016

Make New Friends and Keep Old Friends



Friendship Day Activity on Social Media - Visit all communities where you are member and greet the members

Friendship Day - Celebrate it. Ideas for celebration. Write messages on friendship day.

Greetings and Best Wishes to all Visitors. We are all Friends

About the day

Various blogs and web sites indicate that the day was first authorised as a celebration in 1935 in USA. I tried to find an authoritative source for it but could not locate it so far (Please give one if you know).


In India it became popular during the last 7 or 8 years. Tying a friendship band around the hand is most popular activity on this day. Writing on the hands etc. of friends also is very popular.

Ideas for Celebration

(Add to the list)

1. Send Emails to friends.
2. Send SMS.
3. Give presents.
4. Go and meet some friends personally. 
5. Talk to some on phone.
6. Write appreciation messages in online forums. (Write one below)
7. Remember the message "Make new friends and keep the old"
  • Make some new friends. Knol authors,  read a knol by a new author and appreciate him.
8. Create a book of memories of a friend.
  • Go through your old photo albums.
9. Organise a sleepover party for your friends.
10. Have breakfast, lunch or  dinner with friends.

 What have you done so far?


3 August 2014 - Friendship Day 2014

Make New Friends and Keep Old Friends

Friends are quiet angels

Friendship Day 2013 - 4 August

Friendship Day - 5 August 2012

Friendship Day - First Sunday of August - 2 August 2009

Friendship Day 2010 - 1st August 2010 

Friendship Day 2011 - 7th August 2011

Celebration News 2009

Tiny tots tied friendship bands to various animal at zoo. School teachers accompanied the kids to zoo and said that will make children connect with mother nature.

Friendship Day Messages

Write your Friendship Day messages, ideas, thoughts, quotations, and poems below.
A friend in need
is a friend indeed
So take care of many others
when they are in need
Ensure one returns the favors
when you are in need
Everyone likes to have friends.
Be nice to others.

 'If a person can double himself, (make a true friend) once in three centuries it will be more than a miracle. Those who talk of trippling themselves don't know what they are talking about.' - Michael De'Montigane (inventor of the essay)
It is indeed a great blessing to have true friends. Thinking of friendships, the legendary friendship of Krishna and Arjuna comes to mind. They were both princes from neighboring kingdoms. Arjuna was in love with Krishna's sister but Krishna's father was opposed to the marriage. Krishna advised Arjuna to kidnap his love!

Sajid Khan
Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.-- John Evelyn
Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. -- Cindy Lew
Sent through email to all JNTU 77 batchmates.
Wish KAF members and other supportive Knol authors a very Happy Friendship Day
The connection between two friends is often indescribable. It just feels right whenever you are together.
Dr. Irene S. Levine, The Friendship Doctor
Let friendliness perfume the world,
And make our earthly lives worthwhile!
Dr John Celes
Chance makes your parents , but choice makes our friends............Delille

Friendship Day Pictures

Upload your pictures of Friendship Day
                                                Aditya and Narayana Rao
                 Narayana Rao reading the Alumni Reunion Souvenir 1977-2007

Knols on Friendship

Augustine the Friend

  • Exploring the Theme of Friendship in the Writings of Bishop of Hippo


Friendship Day Web Pages 2010,_wishes,_scraps_N76314.html  SMS ideas



Happy Friendship Day

2010 Happy Friendship Day

BTW: your son looks very happy boy.. please let him know that I am saying Hi.. :)

Best wishes,
Moharram Khalifa - 06 Aug 2010

Thanks a lot
Moharram Khalifa - 06 Aug 2010
I informed the boy, Aditya about your greeting.
Narayana Rao - 06 Aug 2010
Dear Moharram

Thank you for the comment.

The boy is my brother's son. I shall inform him your good wishes. Please pass on this greetings message to more authors and motivate them to greet more authors. We need to establish good friendly feelings among many knol authors.

Some or other differences of opinion do keep coming up frequently. But we need to push them aside frequently to wish good of all knol authors. We are on this platform for the good of all and not for spreading displeasure.
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010

Happy Friendship Day 2010

Happy Friendship Day
Jerry Shum - 06 Aug 2010
thank you
Narayana Rao - 06 Aug 2010


Mr Rao ,
Your son ? Aditya ....Nice pic........

Chance makes your parents , but choice makes our friends............Delille
minoo bhagia - 01 Aug 2010
that's great professor sahab
minoo bhagia - 01 Aug 2010
Thank you. Very happy to read the message of you. Hope thing are all very fine at your end.

I visited Tokyo last week and presented a paper on Industrial Engineering at Keio University.
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
same to you
minoo bhagia - 31 Jul 2010
Happy friendship day 2010
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
He is a cute boy........Do you live in Thane ? East or West ?
minoo bhagia - 04 Aug 2009
That's a nice place.
minoo bhagia - 04 Aug 2009

Big Business

Valentine’s day – Fathers day – friendship day and the list goes on & on this was really unheard of 10 years ago, celebrating such days is after all “ Western culture” & big business for retailers. Lately I have seen that we too have got up from our slumber & started celebrating Hanuman Jayanti, Gudi Padva, etc, in a bigger way then ever before, we indeed needed such a cultural jolt :)
Michael dsouza - 31 Jul 2010
Happy friendship day 2010
Narayana Rao - 31 Jul 2010
Sure Sir, I was running the Thane Mayor Marathon -2nd Aug 09. It was one VERY EXHAUSTING event, had to walk for Kms. on end, the summer heat really got to me : )
Over all - a good experience.
Michael dsouza - 03 Aug 2009
Yes Dsouzaji

Thank you for the comment.
We need to connect and develop the spirit of brotherhood and friendship. An occasion will provide some more energy.

Were you in the marathon today. I spent today at house only promoting friendship in our building and on knol.
Narayana Rao - 02 Aug 2009

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