Teacher’s Day 2022: In India, the position of teachers and teachers is considered higher than that of parents. The role of teacher is very important in the life of the students. To celebrate this importance of teachers, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5th September. On Teacher’s Day, every student honors the teachers who have shaped their lives. The teachers are thanked for their contribution. The importance and role of a teacher is clear in the life of every student but the reason for celebrating Teacher’s Day is not clear to many. It is said that Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. This day is dedicated to his name. But Do you know that Dr. Who was Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, what is the reason for celebrating Teacher’s Day on his birthday? Learn interesting things about Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on the occasion of Teacher’s Day.
Who is Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan?
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is the first Vice President of independent India. Apart from this, there is also the second President of the country. Dr. Radhakrishnan was the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. His career started as a teacher. Apart from being a teacher, Radhakrishnan was also a famous philosopher, thinker and politician.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Biography
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888 in Thiruthani, Tamil Nadu. He belonged to a middle class Brahmin family. His father’s name was Sarvepalli Veeraswamy, a learned Brahmin. At the age of 16, Radhakrishnan was married off to his distant cousin Sivakamu. Radhakrishnan had 5 daughters and a son. His son Sarvepalli Gopal was a great historian of India.
In 1896, Radhakrishnan was enrolled in the Lutheran School, a Christian missionary institution in Tirupati. After living here in 1900, Radhakrishnan completed his further studies from the college of Vellore. He later earned a degree from Madras Christian College. He did his Masters in Philosophy in the year 1906. His entire education was done through scholarship.
Career of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
After earning his degree, Radhakrishnan started his career as a teacher of philosophy from Madras Presidency College in 1909. Later he also worked as Professor of Philosophy in Mysore University. It was his achievement that Ghulam became a professor in the universities of the British Empire in India.
In September 1926, Radhakrishnan represented CU at the International Congress of Philosophy at Harvard University in the US. At the same time, Spalding was also appointed as Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at the famous Oxford University in England. Due to his achievements in the field of education, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the occasion of his birthday.