Teacher’s Day In India

Since times immemorial, Indians have respected and idolized their teachers. Earlier, we used to call our teachers 'Guru' and now it's the contemporary 'Sir' or 'Madam'. Nevertheless, the role of teachers has remained the same. They were, are and will continue to be our guiding light, creating conditions conducive to our overall development. We will always be thankful to them for their constructive support. It is as an expression of this gratitude only that we celebrate Teacher's Day in India. 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. On Teacher's day, students across India dress up as their teachers and take lectures in classes that are assigned to the teachers they represent. Sometimes, teachers sit in their classes as students, trying to relive the time when they, themselves, were students. Also, functions are organized in schools on the special day, where students present dance performances, dramas, and various other programs to entertain their teachers. This day provides for a healthy interaction between teachers and students as well.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was one of the most distinguished diplomats, scholars and teachers of India, apart from being the first Vice President and the second President of the country. As a tribute to this great teacher, his birthday is observed as Teacher's Day across India. As a matter of fact, when his students and friends asked him for the permission to celebrate his birthday, it was he who asked them to celebrate the day as Teacher's Day, honoring the efforts of teachers across the country. Birth & Education Dr. S Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, at Tiruttani, forty miles to the northeast of Chennai (then Madras), in South India. His early years were spent in Tiruttani and Tirupati, both famous as pilgrim centers. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Arts from Madras University. In April 1909, he was appointed to the Department of Philosophy, at the Madras Presidency College. From then onwards, he was engaged in a serious study of Indian philosophy and religion, and went on to become a teacher of Philosophy. Professional Life In 1918, Doctor Radha Krishnan was appointed as the Professor of Philosophy, in the University of Mysore. Three years later, he was appointed as a Professor to King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science in the University of Calcutta. Dr. Radhakrishnan even represented the University of Calcutta at the Congress of the Universities of the British Empire in June 1926 and the International Congress of Philosophy at the Harvard University in September 1926. In 1929, Dr. Radhakrishnan was invited to take the post vacated by Principal J. Estin Carpenter, in Manchester College, Oxford. In Oxford, Dr. Radhakrishnan lectured the students on Comparative Religion. From 1936-39, he served as the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethic,s at Oxford University. In 1939, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy. From 1939-48, he was the Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University. He later held offices that dealt with India's national and international affairs. He was the leader of the Indian delegation to UNESCO during 1946-52. Dr. Radhakrishnan served as the Ambassador of India to U.S.S.R. during 1949-52. He was also a member of the Constituent Assembly of India. His Works Dr. Radhakrishnan penned down a number of books during his lifetime, some of which are like The Hindu View of

On this day. since 1962. Presidency Of India Dr. as Teachers’ Day all over the country to honour and to express our nation’s gratitude to all teachers for their dedicated service to the nation. Some students also write poems and messages for teachers. a post he served till May 1967. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan. it is celebration mode for everyone! “I am indeed very happy to be with you today. some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday. In May 1962. "instead of celebrating my birthday separately. Gifts to teachers include flowers. we gratefully remember the great educationist. but. Acting as teachers. He was also knighted by the British government in the year 1931. All in all. the birth anniversary of Dr Radhakrishnan. General Conference of UNESCO. We can never thank our teachers enough for their immense contribution in our life. Radhakrishnan was the Vice-President of India from 1952 to 1962 and the President. Religion and Society. one day. on the eve of Teachers’ Day. It is a fun-filled activity. Dr. as the teachers act as foundation for creating responsible citizens and good human beings. Teachers' Day is very important for all the people in India.Life. Dr. students bring gifts for their most admired teachers as well. From then onwards. the great teacher and above all a great . for the sheer spirit of the occasion. Students look forward to Teacher’s Day with a lot of anticipation. They are the cornerstone of our future. he used only his academic title ‘Doctor’ throughout his life. Eastern Religions and Western Thought and A Source Book in Indian Philosophy. It is an equally special day for teachers. Radhakrishnan became the President of India. The birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan came to be celebrated as Teacher's Day when. the great philosopher. it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher's day". Dr Radhakhrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country". Schools all over India celebrate Teacher’s Day by allowing the senior students to pose as teachers for a day. on this day. are reminded of their school days and feel nostalgic. and his contribution towards Indian education system. Teachers. Radhakrishnan's birthday is observed as Teacher's Day all across India. The Idealist View of Life. It is impossible to imagine our lives without teachers. On this day. from 1952 to 1954. Indian Teacher's Day History India has been celebrating Teacher's Day on 5th September. greeting cards and other items. Teacher's Day is celebrated to show our acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work put in by our teachers towards our development. so efficiently burdened by their teachers. He had also written for some of the most reputed international journals. University of Delhi. as they get to know how much they are liked and appreciated by their students. a philosopher and a teacher par excellence. apart from honoring all the teachers that have made our life much more knowledgeable and fulfilled. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication to be a good teacher and earn the fondness of the students at the same time. our former President. Teachers’ Day is the ideal day of telling our teachers that we feel blessed because of their presence in our lives. as serving as our beacons of light. which is enjoyed by both the acting teachers and their junior students. He held the office of the Chancellor. We celebrate 5th September. He was honored with Bharat Ratna in 1954. In reply. Radhakrishnan said. they get a fair idea of the responsibility. the great scholar. Dr. from 1953-62. I join you in remembering Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.

In our endeavour for educational reforms we must. making and selecting of teaching materials and in training programmes leading to their own intellectual and professional development. The Right to Education Act was passed by the Parliament last year. teachers respond remarkably when they are respected and included in the decision-making integral to their work in the classroom. or children from the scheduled caste or scheduled tribe or minority communities. But. One critical area that all teachers must reflect upon is equality and inclusiveness of our educational system. My own years as a teacher have been the most satisfying and fulfilling in my life. talented people. or biases. Our Government is committed to provide quality education to all. Teachers are invariably seen as front-line participants in educational reform. relevant and empowering teacher education is of critical importance. have now become operational with effect from 1st April 2010. when they are involved in the development of the curriculum. only if their teachers are empowered supporters of equality and inclusiveness. Such programmes will result in an empowered youth and citizenship. emphasize the empowerment of teachers and that includes real opportunity for them to share policy perspectives and decision-making in pursuit of educational development and reforms.educationist. their character and their behaviour directly influence our children. The Right to Education Act and Article 21-A of our Constitution guaranteeing elementary education as a Fundamental Right. misinformation and limited learning behaviours. sadly. that children sometimes internalize. dedication and enthusiasm that he has brought to bear on the work of this most important ministry of Union Government. or for differently-abled children with special needs and problems. Time has come for all of us to change . that Human Resource Development Ministry is. This is particularly true of women teachers who must serve as positive role models for our society at large. can also be traced back to teachers' lack of knowledge. designing of the syllabus. If efforts to increase student access. learning and retention in elementary and secondary education are to succeed and make headway. We must guard against these negative features. therefore. It is my belief that all teachers are creative. Teaching has always been considered a noble profession. critical to successful quality schooling in our country. Teachers’ own value system. I compliment and pay tribute to my colleague Shri Kapil Sibal for the zeal. poor understanding. governance and management of our educational system as also from day-to-day instructional strategies and decision making. But. teachers are often excluded from policy-making. Through teachers flow the values and culture of a nation and its people. Numerous programmes have been initiated in our country that focus on equality and inclusiveness paying particular attention to the girl child. I had on that occasion addressed the nation and recounted my own childhood experience of studying in extremely difficult and adverse circumstances. They gain a sense of ownership over their work and their classrooms.

Through you. our children must develop a sensitivity to others’ wellbeing and feelings. and thereby making the Right to Education a grand national movement.on winning this very prestigious national award. Through you. our children must develop the ability to work and participate in economic and social processes and in processes of social change. Today. We have to maintain the fine balance between tradition and continuity. freedom. Rather. I urge you to develop in our children independence of thought. you have both challenge and opportunity to provide good quality education to all our children. you are the most important nation builders. I congratulate each one of you – the distinguished Teacher Awardees . observing and helping him. read on. gender or community to which he or she belongs should dread the thought of going to school. In case you need some tips on Teacher's Day speech. decision making which is based on reason and understanding. None of the achievers in this world has attained a feat without the guidance of a teacher. truth and in their capacity to lead a life of dignity and self respect. by giving the right advice. then compulsion or domination or discipline in any form may be unnecessary”. . respect for human dignity and human rights. These provisions have led many teachers to question how discipline will be maintained in the classroom. It is a small token of our nation’s gratitude to the great fraternity of teachers in our country. secularism. It also bans detention and expulsion. but it does not help him to understand the problems involved in living… If the teacher can give full attention to each child. who helps the students in each and every sphere of life. he/she is like a guide. If you want to make this day special for your teachers as well. Through you. With these words. The answer to this important issue was given by the well known philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti: “Discipline is an easy way to control a child. between tradition and modernity on the one hand. Teacher's Day seeks to acknowledge this very contribution of teachers.” Teacher's Day Speech A true teacher is not someone who just teaches academic lessons to his/her students. No child. justice. and innovation and change on the other. The educational system in our country is at a very critical juncture. As teachers. They are future makers. action and capacity of carefully considered. and we look to you to guide our children in their quest for knowledge. These aspirations for our children necessarily mean that the school environment should be free from fear. The RTE Act bans corporal punishment and mental harassment. highlighting their importance on the life of students. trauma and anxiety. try to deliver a speech in their honor. irrespective of caste.this situation and ensure that every child in this country of ours has the opportunity to exercise his or her right to an education of equitable quality. our nation aspires to build in our children a commitment to the values of democracy. and the values of equality. you constitute our nation’s most precious national resource. On the occasion of the Teachers Day I extend my heartfelt warm greetings to all members of the teaching community and wish each one of you success and fulfillment in your personal life and vocation.

We excellent guide in the form of a teacher. you are friend. The pitch of your voice should be pleasing to the ears. Wherever I may go in my life. we would have been lost. Read the following messages to thank teachers. you can include in the speech a small description about your relationship with a particular teacher and quote an incident that you specifically remember. So this teachers’ day commemorate your teachers’ efforts and thank him for being the guiding light in your life. Thank you teacher for guiding us. your teacher) we are today. for educating us. you need to maintain a moderate speed. teachers’ definition can’t be limited to a subject teacher because anyone who guides you in your life is a teacher. For sure. Rather. friendship. you come cross teachers who devote their entire life in the enlightenment of students like you. how will the quotes and sayings will be included in the speech. However. • You also need to decide on the flow of your speech i. you. Remember. do make sure that the quotes pertain to the particular train of thought that you are following in the speech and do not look as if they have been added just for the heck of it. . which gives you enough time to applaud your teacher. A good idea is to start the speech with a quote and end with it applause for the teachers and gratitude for the role that they play in a student's life. be very careful while choosing the quotes and sayings that will form a part of your speech. in your Teacher's Day speech. You are not only our teacher. At every step of your life. Thank you Messages for Teachers Teachers are one of the greatest people whom you can across in your life.Teachers Day Speech Tips • First. discipline and love. where your teacher came to your rescue. I will always remember that I had an I found guidance. you feel like thanking your teacher but you do not find a proper occasion. It will add a personal touch to the speech. You can express your gratitude for your teacher with the help of Teacher's Day messages. Teachers’ Day Messages • • • • • You are the best Teacher in this world. • If you want. in one person. They are a kind of "Thank You" messages for teachers.e. you need to decide on the duration of your Teacher's Day speech. what will be the opening paragraph and how will your conclude the speech. the speaker's voice modulation and the speed at which he/she delivers the speech are also very important. Many a times in life. So. all molded into one person. However. it is the best to stick to a duration of 10 to 15 minutes. You can conclude it in as less time as five minutes or stretch it to as much as half an hour. They are not only the selfless givers but also the mentors of your life. inspiring us and making us what We will always be thankful to you for all the hard work and efforts you have put in. • You can include the famous quotes and sayings on teachers. philosopher and guide. And that person is you (name of Without you. everything. will always be grateful to you for your support. but doesn't make the speech too long and boring. • Though many people tend to overlook it. where you speak neither too slow nor too fast.

a mentor. Whatever little we have achieved in your life is because • • • • • • • • • • • guided me to the right track in life. guide. then check out our compilation of poems. But is honest and open and shares from the heart. Students. With English or math or on a computer. You may dedicate a song. I would always be thankful to you. Thanks for being our guide and mentor. I mean it whenever I say it. even in stress. Best of me. Happy Teachers’ Day! Perfect Teacher Teachers have a very special place in the society. Not just lessons from books.Author Unknown A Special Teacher Teachers come and go But every so often one comes along That you’ll always remember One who makes learning an adventure… And who can still remember What it’s like to be young And growing up… . They are the creators of responsible citizens. quote. who contribute to the society in one way or the other. If you want to dedicate a cute poetry for that great teacher in your life. speech or poetry. Happy Teachers’ Day! Life is a journey and your words have been a guiding light throughout. Who cares about the students and wears no disguise. Great Teachers' Poems Perfect Teacher! A Teacher Is… Someone who is wise. I was sure that life would be a successful journey but I never knew you will You have been more than a teacher. A teacher takes time to help and tutor. but life where you are. Though I did not realize it earlier.. in the following lines. It's (Teacher' name) who's patient. then take Teacher's Day as the chance to appreciate him/her. Thank You Teacher for all the things you have done You have been the mentor of life. I am grateful to you teacher! With a great teacher like you. Who never gives less than the very best! Not that I was the perfect student. and philosopher! Thanks for blessings me. especially the small children. I can’t express my gratitude Sir! of you only. teacher. Success is your blessing. But. Happy Teachers’ Day! Teacher you have always shown us the right way. Now it feels great to have someone who Thanks for being my teacher and guiding me towards the right path of life. But you were the perfect teacher for me! . reminds me of you.. If you are also a disciple of that 'perfect' teacher.• for us. They have the instinct to recognize talent and nurture it. Happy Teacher’s Day! also make the journey to success such a cakewalk. I may not say it always. often consider their favorite teacher as the perfect person on earth.

Author Unknown Thank you Messages for Teachers Teachers are one of the greatest people whom you can across in your life. Wherever I may go in my life. For bigger ones it's hide-and-seek. And gives them hugs when they're upset. Teachers’ Day Messages • • You are the best Teacher in this world. it's plain to see. And comforts those with skinned up knees. in one person. They are not only the selfless givers but also the mentors of your life. Although she's paid. With all the love she has to share. your teacher) . She comforts. teachers’ definition can’t be limited to a subject teacher because anyone who guides you in your life is a teacher. you come cross teachers who devote their entire life in the enlightenment of students like you. With little children she plays a peek. You can express your gratitude for your teacher with the help of Teacher's Day messages. Who really cares What happens to you… That person is YOU! . Read the following messages to thank teachers. discipline and love. She's great to have when mom's not there. Who helps them learn and play pretend. you feel like thanking your teacher but you do not find a proper occasion. friendship. Many a times in life. But somehow loses just the same She helps them learn the alphabet. So this teachers’ day commemorate your teachers’ efforts and thank him for being the guiding light in your life. They are a kind of "Thank You" messages for teachers. She loves to rock a fussy child. you. I will always remember that I had an I found guidance. She hears her share of tearful pleas. everything. She serves them with a love that's free . soothes and calms.The kind who can make you Want to be the very best you can be… Someone you can really talk to. At every step of your life. And that person is you (name of excellent guide in the form of a teacher. Corrects the one who gets too wild. For sure. She is an expert at each game.Author Unknown To My Teacher A substitute for working moms. pampers. She is a true and trusted friend.

we would have been lost. thus contributing to the prosperity of the nation. with great verve and enthusiasm. UNESCO inaugurated the said date as World Teacher's Day in 1994. They help in the development of a child. Teachers hold an important position in the society. I was sure that life would be a successful journey but I never knew you will You have been more than a teacher. you are friend. I can’t express my gratitude Sir! of you only. World Teacher’s Day is celebrated across the world on 5th October. • • • • • • • • guided me to the right track in life. World Teacher’s Day has been celebrated annually. dedication and devotion of the teachers. rather indispensable. But. with the same enthusiasm as us. I mean it whenever I say it. guide. but also socially and emotionally. Whatever little we have achieved in your life is because we are today. Ever since the importance of teachers has been recognized by UNESCO. Without you. inspiring us and making us what We will always be thankful to you for all the hard work and efforts you have put in. World Teacher's Day is celebrated to convey an appreciation of the contribution. They expand our horizons and encourage us to explore our potentialities to the maximum possible extent. teacher. I am grateful to you teacher! With a great teacher like you. This day. will be mentioned in golden letters in the annals of history and observed by generations to come. Thanks for being our guide and mentor. By dedicating a day to the teachers. Thank you teacher for guiding us. In some countries. They help in the development of the society. Though I did not realize it earlier. Happy Teachers’ Day! Life is a journey and your words have been a guiding light throughout. almost 100 countries around the world have been celebrating World Teacher's Day on 5th October. World Teacher’s Day is celebrated by organizing conferences focused on the importance of . by adopting the “Recommendation concerning the status of teachers”.a mentor. not only academically. Rather. This includes celebrations to honor the teachers for their special contribution in a particular field area or the community in general. certainly. but their footprints remain etched on our life paths. The efforts of Education International (the global union federation that represents education professionals worldwide) and its 348 member organizations have contributed to the wide spread recognition of World Teachers Day. I would always be thankful to you. Happy Teacher’s Day! also make the journey to success such a cakewalk. we come out of their shadows. philosopher and guide. Best of me. by building a bettereducated and more tolerant community. for the effective working of our educational system. qualified and motivated educators across the world. and philosopher! Thanks for blessings me. all molded into one person. As our age progresses. Happy Teachers’ Day! Teacher you have always shown us the right way. Teachers are essential. Education International launches a public awareness campaign to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession. Thank You Teacher for all the things you have done You have been the mentor of life.• • • • for us. Success is your blessing. Now it feels great to have someone who Thanks for being my teacher and guiding me towards the right path of life. Every year. will always be grateful to you for your support. reminds me of you. we recognize the importance of having competent. You are not only our teacher. Happy Teachers’ Day! World Teacher’s Day Since the last fifteen years. for educating us. We I may not say it always.

as a tribute to all the teachers in the world. World Teacher’s Day History World Teacher's Day is celebrated all across the globe on 5th October. recruitment drives for the teaching profession (among university students or other suitably qualified professionals) and events to increase the profile of teachers and the role they play in the media. an instrument that defined their responsibilities and asserted their rights. These organizations include: • • • • • • • • • The Australian Education Union. On this day. It origin is associated with the adoption of “Recommendation concerning the status of teachers”. UNESCO inaugurated World Teacher's Day. throughout the world. The All India Secondary Teachers' Federation. World Teacher's Day lays emphasis on the achievements and contributions of the teachers around the world. In some areas. for the first time ever. extra training sessions for teachers. The Teachers Council (New Zealand). On 5th October 1966. It is celebrated by over 100 countries in the world aided by the efforts of Education International to appreciate the efforts of teachers and express gratitude towards them. gave teachers. are undertaken. The Japan Teachers' Union. This Recommendation. Every year. The day came into existence due to the concerted efforts of Education International. The Canadian Teachers' Federation. The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (United Kingdom). The efforts of Education International and its 348 member organizations have led to the wide spread recognition of World Teacher's Day. The National Union of Teachers (United Kingdom). every year. The day came to be celebrated for the first time in the year 1994 and since then. Besides.teachers and learning. it has been observed by 100 countries in the world. This is so because it believes that World Teacher's Day should be internationally recognized and celebrated around the world . The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (Canada). the teachers of the world took a giant leap forward. posters are displayed and pupils and ex-pupils are encouraged to send e-cards or letters of appreciation to teachers who made a special or memorable contribution to their education. EI launches a public awareness campaign to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession. Teacher’s Organizations In The World Trade unions or other professional organizations that represent teachers play an important role in organizing World Teachers' Day events in many countries. This day was selected to commemorate the adoption of UNESCO/ILO joint Recommendation. teachers are honored for their immense contribution towards the education and development of children. On 5th October 1994. A Special Intergovernmental Conference adopted the UNESCO/ILO “Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers”. The National Education Association (United States). international organizations such as TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Education International organize international. national and local events. In many countries. World Teacher’s days aims to mobiles support for the teachers across the world and ensure that the needs of future generations are efficiently met by them. The day seeks to acknowledge the dedication and commitment of the teachers of the world towards their profession. a global union federation of teachers' trade unions.

A teacher-friend. in fact.Types Of Teachers Teachers serve as the guiding force in a student’s life. such as Friendly Teachers. out life revolves around our teachers. till a certain age. He/she is like a disciplinarian. acts like a friend for his/her students. One cannot deny the influence of teachers in one’s life. He/she acts as a guide to the students. Such a perfect motivates them and boosts their morale. some act like friends. Rather. Such a teacher dislikes any mistakes or carelessness on the part of the students. Lenient Teachers. Teachers deeply impact our lives and direct the course of our future. this does not mean that one can do anything in the class of a pampering teacher. Students have to be extra cautious under such a teacher. They are responsible for molding a student’s personality and shaping his/her mental orientation. For ex some teachers constantly criticize the students. Such a teacher acts like our friend. Such a teacher always wants to see his/her students smile ands make learning a pleasurable experience. as the very term suggests. according to their own individual preferences. such as doing homework on time or not sitting quietly in the class. Strict Teachers and Funny Teachers. We all. Ideal Teacher An ideal teacher is the one we respect from our heart. Perfectionist Teachers. Funny Teacher A funny teacher is like a God-sent to the students. philosopher and guide. until we grow old enough to come out of their shadow and move ahead on our own. They are not clumsy. Friendly Teacher A friendly teacher. We also dislike a few. some are fun to be with and so on. we come across different types of teachers. as most people think them to be. He/she is not overly finicky about things. always keeping students on their toes. at some point of time. aspire for an understanding teacher. However. Let us explore them in detail. They are our constant companions. they are witty and bring in humor in the most subtle form. Some are friendly. They even classify their teachers into different categories. Strict Teacher A strict teacher is very tough on students. some are strict. and some are the ones we idolize. combines both the guidance of a teacher and the understanding of a friend. who fail to impress us positively. In fact. . Such teachers very well realize that being strict with a child can only make him/her withdrawn. All these classifications for teachers are based on some typical personality traits of the teachers. Right from the time we embark on our education trip. etc. He/she tries to encourage the students and refrains from criticizing them. He/she always insists on adhering to the deadlines. while not pushing them too much. it would not be an exaggeration to say that. Students begin to like teachers. Lenient Teacher A lenient teacher is easygoing and takes things as they come.

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