Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Teacher's day Special

Teacher's day Special

Teacher’s day, Professor S. Radhakrishnan, Oprah Winfrey, John Steinbeckd Raja Ghazanafar Ali Khan, Pakistan High Commissioner to India. Photo: The Hindu Photo Library

In conversation: Dr. S. Radhakrishnan with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Raja Ghazanafar Ali Khan, Pakistan High Commissioner to India.

 Teacher’s day is celebrated on September 5 in India. It commemorates the birthday of Professor S. Radhakrishnan, who was the second President of India. A scholar of philosophy and comparative literature, Dr. Radhakrishnan is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, besides several international honours such as the Templeton prize and the Commonwealth Order of Merit.

Teacher’s day is celebrated around the world on different days.

 The first President of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk stated, “the new generation will be created by teachers”. Ataturk was named the nation’s head teacher on November 24 which is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in Turkey. 

September 11 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in Argentina to honour its former President, intellectual and activist Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, who opened schools and free public libraries. 

Brazil declared October 15 as Teacher Appreciation Day in 1963. Emperor Pedro I introduced a law that created schools for the lower classes in the 19th century. 

Australia celebrates this day on the last Friday of October. 

UNESCO recognises October 5 as World Teacher’s Day to acknowledge teachers’ contribution to education and development.

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