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Teacher's Day



Given the importance of Gurus in Indian culture, Teachers Day is a widely celebrated occasion in India. However, not many of us are aware of the origin of Teachers Day. Read on to understand why Teachers Day is celebrated and how one can show their appreciation to their teachers.


Why is Teacher's Day
celebrated?

Different countries have different reasons for celebrating Teacher's Day. While some celebrate individuals, others celebrate historic events related to education.
In India, Teacher's Day is celebrated on the birthday of the second president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a noted philosopher and teacher, and also received the British knighthood.

Radhakrishnan was also a great writer. He was the first of many philosophers who brought Indian philosophy to the forefront. He was a very popular teacher and well-loved by his students. It was his students who requested his permission to celebrate his birthday on the 5th of September. Instead, he chose to let every teacher celebrate the day. And since then, his birthday has been observed as Teacher's Day. It was first
celebrated in 1962.


Why Teacher's Day is Important

Not a lot of people realize the importance of a teacher today. As education has become a jumble of subjects, classes and extra curricular activities, the role of a teacher has begun to go unappreciated. But their contribution to the development of a child is just as important as it was ages ago.
Teachers are the substitute parents when children are in school. They teach the children not because they get paid but because they wish to teach and instill knowledge.

And
teachers hardly get any appreciation from young children who are not quite old enough to realize their value. But Teacher's Day is a great opportunity for students to approach their teacher and tell them how important and significant they are. It goes a long way in raising the spirits of the teacher! And if students learn to love their teacher, it improves their own performance in studies. A good relation with the teacher is important for any child who wishes to excel in his studies.


Gifts for Teacher's Day

Teachers do not say so but they would love it if children gave them lots of attention on Teacher's Day! And this attention does not have to come in the form of expensive gifts. Most children give their teachers roses or other beautiful flowers to show their appreciation. Many students also give hand-made cards. Teachers often treasure such gifts forever.

A cake is also a great idea for Teacher's Day. It could seem like a second birthday! Alternatively, the kids or the kids' parents could chip in and buy the teacher a meaningful gift.
Teachers would rather prefer a meaningful gift than a flashy one, so make sure you think hard before you buy your teacher a gift!

And it is not only school children who celebrate Teacher's Day, adults can do so too! Many people return to their schools on Teacher's Day to meet their old
teachers and catch up on old times. Teachers may have taught batches and batches of students but they will never forget a child they teach! So on this Teacher's Day, go ahead and meet your teachers and let them know how much they mean to you.


Do your children know the significance of Teachers Day? How do you inculcate the importance of Gurus in your children? What do your kids do to show their appreciation to their teachers? Discuss here.

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lata.4 years ago
agree with tara.
so many times kids say i hate this teacher and she s horrible and so on. they need to be taught to respect our gurus always
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tara.4 years ago
Teachers should be held in high regard everyday not just one day in the whole year. that i think is important values to teach kids
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mommy.4 years ago
thanks for the info IP. My child had no idea. his school also didnt tell him all this. I sat him down and taught him all this.
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