Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 September every year in India unlike the rest of the world, which celebrates the day on 5 October, as a mark of honour to the part performed by the teachers in the society. In this article, we will discuss National Teacher’s Day – History, Significance, Quiz.
National Teacher’s Day – History, Significance, Quiz
Teachers’ Day in India is celebrated on 5th September in the memory of the birth anniversary of our beloved educationalist Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a well-known scholar, recipient of Bharat Ratna, first Vice- President and second President of independent India. He took birth on 5th September 1888. As an educationist, he was an advocate of guidance, academician, and above all a great teacher.
Why in India teacher’s day is celebrated on the birthday of Dr Radhakrishnan?
Dr Radhakrishnan became President of India in the year 1962. He was approached by some of his friends and students in the same year, who requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday on 5 September. Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan responded, “Instead of recognizing my birthday discretely, it would be my pompous privilege if 5th September is recognized as Teachers’ Day”. Such a request coming from The President of India evidently showcased Dr S. Radhakrishnan’s affection and dedication for teachers. From then onwards, India celebrates Teachers’ Day on Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday,5th September.
As the common adage goes, the future of a country lies in the hands of its children and their future lies in the hands of teachers. As they can mould students into future leaders who shape the future of India. They play an important role in our lives to become successful in career and business. They help us become a good human being, a better member of society and an ideal citizen of our country. Teacher’s Day is celebrated to acknowledge the challenges, difficulties and the special role that teachers play in our lives.
Teachers’ Day is an event to which students and teachers equally look forward to. Teachers’ Day is important for the students as it gives them a chance to understand the efforts put in by their teachers to make sure that they get a proper education. Similarly, teachers also look forward to Teachers’ Day celebration as their struggle gets recognised and honoured by students and other agencies as well.
1. Since when India is celebrating Teachers’ Day?
2. How Teachers’ Day is originated?
A. Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Birthday of Indira Gandhi
C. Birthday of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
D. None of the above
3. Which of the following statement/s is/are correct about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan:
A. He became the first Vice President of India and was elected to the constituent assembly of India.
B. In 1954 he was awarded Bharat Ratna.
C. He received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 1961.
D. All are correct
4. Who said, “Teaching is not a profession but a way of life”?
A. Dr. Radhakrishnan
B. Swami Vivekananda
C. Gulzarilal Nanda
D. Narendra Modi
5. When Dr Radhakrishnan became the President of India?
6. University Education Commission was established in which year?
7. In 1931 Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan became the Vice-Chancellor in which University?
A. Mysore University
B. Andhra University
C. Karnataka University
D. None of the above
8. In India, on which date is Teachers’ Day celebrated?
A. 14 November
B. 5 October
C. 5 September
D. 5 October
9. Who was the teacher of Lord Krishna?
B. Sandipani Muni
C. Rishi Visishtha
D. Garga Muni
10. In which subject Dr. Radhakrishnan had done his Post Graduation?