A Teacher is that person who helps the student to become successful in life by imparting knowledge, skills, values, competence, confidence.
When Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, some of his students and friends requested him to let them celebrate his birthday. Mr. Radhakrishnan’s rejoinder to their call was, “I would be privileged if you celebrate my birthday as a tribute to all the teachers across the country, that is, Teachers’ Day.”
Qualities of a good teacher
The following qualities make a good teacher:
- Teachers should have good communication skills.
- A teacher should have good reading and writing skills.
- A teacher should make his/her conversation in a simple language.
- A teacher should be an empathetic listener.
- A teacher should understand the feelings of the student.
History behind Teachers Day
Teachers Day has been celebrated on the birth date of first Vice President and second President of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on 5 September every year. He was born in 1988.
Globally, Teachers Day is celebrated on 5 October every year but in India, it is celebrated on 5 September 1962 onwards.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an educationist, Indian Philosopher, scholar. He had contributed a lot in the education system of India
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an influential personality. He was among one of the favoured personalities at that time. His students loved him so much that they requested him to celebrate his birthday. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan said that he would be privileged if his birthday would be remembered as the Teachers day. His gesture showed that he had great respect for teachers.
Significance of Teachers Day
Teachers day is celebrated to mark the hard work done by the teachers for the upliftment of the society. Teachers are the one who makes the generation well educated and skillful so that the nation can progress. They are the ones who can change the shape of the future of the nation. So teachers are of great importance for society. Teachers Day is celebrated to appreciate the work done by the teachers.
Teachers Day is celebrated in schools. Here many competitions are organized for this occasion. Dance competitions, poem recitations are also organized in schools. Here the efforts are appreciated by the teachers.
Facts About the Teachers day
There are numerous facts done on teachers day. These are as follows:
- National Teachers awards are given to the meritorious teachers on September 5
- In India Teachers day is celebrated on 5 September and in the world is celebrated on October 5.
- It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.
- It is celebrated in every school every year.
- Schools organize activities and performances for the teachers.
- Different countries celebrate teachers day on different dates
- On 5 September 2019, 46 educators were conferred with the National Teachers Award at Vigyan Bhavan
- The Global Teacher Prize is one of the highest Teacher Prize.
- In 2019, the Global teacher prize was given to Peter Tabichi, A Kenyan teacher.
A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”