05 September 2011

Teacher’s Day



5 September – Birth Anniversary of Dr Radhakrishnan

Celebrated as teacher’s Day in India 


5th September  is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India.Since times immemorial, Indians have respected and idolized their teachers.Teacher's Day is a tribute to the hard work and devotion of the teachers all year long, to educate a child. In India, teacher’s day is celebrated on 5th of September every year. Indian Teacher’s Day is dedicated to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a zealous advocate of education and one of the greatest scholars and teachers of all times, apart from being the first Vice President and the second President of India. As a mark of respect to this phenomenal teacher, his birthday came to be observed as Teacher’s Day in the country.

Indian Teacher's Day History
India has been celebrating Teacher's Day on 5th September, since 1962. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence, and his contribution towards Indian education system. Dr Radhakhrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country". On this day, we gratefully remember the great educationist, apart from honoring all the teachers that have made our life much more knowledgeable and fulfilled, as serving as our beacons of light.

Teacher’s day is celebrated in many other countries on different dates. Here are some stamps issued by Kuwait, China, Iran and Mexico commemorating Teacher’s Day.


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World Teacher’s Day



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World Teachers' Day is celebrated across the world on October 5. Ever since the importance of teachers has been recognized by UNESCO, by adopting the “Recommendation concerning the status of teachers”, World Teachers' Day has been celebrated annually.  This includes celebrations to honor the teachers for their special contribution in a particular field area or the community in general.

Stamps featured above were  issued   by St. Vincent and Algeria   Post to commemorate World Teacher’s Day.

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