Teacher Day Celebration In India

Teacher Day Celebration In India

India celebrates Teachers Day on 5th September to respect our teachers and remember how important they are in shaping our life.

Our parents give us birth and make us stand on the track and the teachers are who teach us to run on that track with the right directions. They labor us to teach well and well, they try their best to give us knowledge.

Teacher Day Origin


We celebrate teacher’s day on 5th September started first in 1962, on the auspicious occasion of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher, statesman, great teacher. He was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967.

When he became the President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, on 5 September. To which he replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teachers’ Day.”

He used to love his teachers very much and he was proud of himself for being a teacher. He used to believe that the teachers are the backbones of the students. Every since 1962 his birthday is celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India. Students and teachers remember the great philosopher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a humble man who truly deserves a standing ovation.

Teacher’s Day Celebration

Teacher Day

Teachers’ day is celebrated to show acknowledgment and recognition of the hard work put in by the teachers to shape up society. It is a celebration to thank our teachers to be in our lives and teach us with their huge love and guide.

Across the country, children organize functions and perform dance, music, drama, and a lot of activities where students can participate in entertainment and thank their teacher. Children give their teachers gifts, cards with hearty messages, flowers just to show their gratitude and respect to their teachers. These celebrations are a small gesture from students’ side for their teachers for guiding them and shaping their life.

Celebration of teacher’s Day worldwide

Teachers’ Day is celebrated in appreciation of teachers in our life. Date around the world varies, unlike many International days. Many countries celebrate World Teachers’ Day, established by UNESCO in 1994, on 5 October as their Teachers’ Day. The U.S. describes National Teacher Day as “a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives” and is celebrated in the first full week of May.

In India, we celebrate teacher’s day on the 5th September birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Guru Purnima Full moon day of Ashadha (June-July) to pay respect to our teachers and express their gratitude.

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