We all know that Teachers’ Day is one of the most decorated days in our country. And why shouldn’t it be? It’s a great day when we celebrate our professors and educators who tirelessly work throughout the year to mould us into smart individuals with a selfless attitude. They don’t really ask for anything in return, except for our personal gains which in turn makes them really happy and instils a sense of achievement in them.
The inception of Teachers’ Day
To truly understand the origin of Teachers’ Day, we’ll have to go back a little in history. A great man known as Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a reputed philosopher, a believer in the power of education, a man who was the second president of our Nation and most of all, a person who himself was a teacher, is the reason Teachers’ Day came in to existence. He was born on the 5th of September, 1888 and had a long career ahead of him thereafter.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the 5th of September every year because on his birthday in the year 1965, Dr. Sarvepalli’s students offered to host a birthday celebration for him to which he kindly responded back saying, “instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege, if the 5th of September is observed as Teachers’ Day.” This is why we celebrate Teachers’ Day. His students went ahead and made arrangements to celebrate his birthday that year.
Later, in his speech during his birthday celebrations, he reiterated that he would be more than happy to celebrate his birthday as Teachers’ Day, a great day when we must pay our respects to all educators in India and Bangladesh. Ever since the year 1967, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the 5th of September every year.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, our countries very first Prime Minister and one of the most influential politicians in the pre-independence era was a very close accomplice of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He said, “He has served his country in many capacities. But above all, he is a great Teacher from whom all of us have learnt much and will continue to learn. It is India’s peculiar privilege to have a great philosopher, a great educationist and a great humanist as her President. That in itself shows the kind of men we honour and respect.” This stands as testimony to the kind of widespread acclaim and praises he received domestically and internationally for his outstanding contribution.
Dr. Sarvepalli passed away in the year 1975, leaving his undying love for learning and his mark of hard work instilled in the minds of the masses. The tradition of celebrating Teachers’ Day still hasn’t faded and will continue to be celebrated year after year, for ages to come!
Teachers’ Day gifting!
It’s important that we know that Teachers’ Day is celebrated in various countries on different dates. Teachers’ Day holds a lot of significance because it’s the one day when student teacher roles reverse themselves. Students commemorate and do a host of activities for their teachers and professors in schools, colleges and variety of other places while the teachers can kick back and let their hair down.
Students also indulge in a host of exciting gift items that they can give their favourite teachers to make them feel special and to let them know that they are doing a stellar job. Here are a couple of items you should consider if you’re looking for a gift for your beloved teacher.
Get your favourite teacher a nice and thoughtful gift like a set of notebooks they could use to pen down their thoughts and take notes. You could get them something like the notepads shown above that are a little vibrant and not like the same old dull notebooks they use.
Or you could sort out the clutter of books piling on their desk by gifting them book ends that will help manage all their reading material smartly, keeping intact its aesthetic appeal.
You can explore a range of amazing gifts for your teachers like the ones shown above by simply browsing through our awesome collection that they will definitely adore.
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