Teacher’s day festival is on 5th of September in 2013, Thursday.
Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday - Teacher’s Day
Teaching is a noble profession. Teachers are our first and most essential pillars of strength and character building. A child in his formative years is most dependent on his teacher. Every individual who grows up into a lovely human being is in many ways indebted to his or her teacher. To celebrate the greatness of our spiritual gurus we have a very special day known as Teacher’s Day in India.
World over, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the 5th of October in recognition of the great service that teachers provide. In India, however, Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday, which falls of 5th September, is celebrated as Teacher’s Day.
Dr. Radhakrishnan – a source of inspiration
Dr. Radhakrishnan was a famous politician, a great scholar and most importantly he is one of the greatest teachers the world has ever known. Through his life’s works he had contributed immensely to adding value to teaching as a profession. He has been a constant source of inspiration to many an individual who have evolved as great teachers and have rescued innumerable little souls from the path of darkness to set them free in the middle of light, love, and peace.
A special day for children as well
Children lovingly compose poems and write letters to their beloved teachers. They bestow lavish gifts to their teachers. In schools, children prepare and organize beautiful cultural programs, songs, dances, plays, thanksgiving speeches and try every possibility to make their teachers feel special on this day.
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The true essence of celebration lies in the fact that children feel the importance of teachers in their lives and they get a chance to express the feeling of gratitude that they feel towards them. Every child has a personal favorite and it is this day that they choose to shower their devotion and love toward that special person by doing something special for him or her. They dress up prettily and prepare nice speeches. They collect flowers and paint pictures; they also prepare greetings cards and compose poems; they buy sweets and chocolates, pens and other small tokens, which they feel might be useful to their teachers.