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
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
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.
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