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Teachers Day 2022: National Awards to Teachers 2022

Teachers Day 2022- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges
    • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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Teachers Day 2022 in News

  • On the occasion of Teachers’ Day 2022, the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, conferred National Awards on 45 teachers from across the country at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi (September 5, 2022).



Teachers Day 2022

  • September 5 is annually celebrated as Teachers’ Day. Teachers’ Day is dedicated to teachers and the role they play in shaping their students’ lives.
  • India annually celebrates the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as National Teachers’ Day as a tribute to his contributions and achievements.
    • Teachers’ Day is celebrated to honour the memory of India’s first Vice President and to commemorate the importance of teachers in our lives.
  • Once, Dr. Radhakrishnan implored, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.”
    • Since then, from 1962, his birthday has been observed as ‘Teacher’s Day’ in the country.
  • India traditionally has another similar day to honour teachers, called the Guru Purnima, which usually falls in July and is based on the lunar calendar.


Teachers Day 2022- Importance

  • Teachers’ Day is celebrated as the most important day in schools and colleges.
  • On Teachers Day, schools usually hold special celebratory activities for teachers and students alike.
  • Students usually present a kind of remembrance and tribute for all the hard work their teachers put in all through the year for them, as a gesture of appreciation.



Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

  • Birth: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888 a poor Telugu Brahmin family.
  • About: Dr Radhakrishnan was the first vice president and second president of independent India. He was also a scholar, philosopher, and Bharat Ratna awardee.
  • Education: Radhakrishnan completed his entire education through scholarships.
  • Literary Work: He possessed a master’s degree in Philosophy and authored the book ‘The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore’ in 1917.
  • Key Achievements:
    • He also served as the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936 and the Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1939, succeeding Madan Mohan Malviya.
    • He went on to teach at Chennai’s Presidency College and Calcutta University.
    • Dr Radhakrishnan was awarded the Bharat Ratna — the highest civilian award in India in 1954.
    • Dr Radhakrishnan was also admitted as an honorary member of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.


National Awards to Teachers 2022

  • About: The National Awards to Teachers 2022 seek to celebrate the unique and major contributions of the teachers in the nation-building of India.
    • The National Awards to Teachers accords public recognition to meritorious teachers working in elementary and secondary schools.
  • Objective: The purpose of National Awards to Teachers is to celebrate and honour the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country who through their commitment and hard work have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students.
  • Associated Ministry: Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, annually on Teachers Day, organizes the national level function to confer the National Awards to Teachers to the best teachers in the country.



National Awards to Teachers 2022 Winners

  • On the occasion of Teachers’ Day 2022, President of India Draupadi Murmu conferred the National Awards to Teachers 2022 to 45 teachers at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • Among the 45 teachers who have been selected for the National Awards to Teachers, two teachers, one from Andaman and Nicobar Islands and another one from Uttarakhand will be awarded under the Special Category for differently-abled teachers.

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