In India, Teachers' Day is celebrated on 5th of September as a tribute to the contribution made by the teachers towards the community. Since 1962, the day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a great teacher and a staunch believer of education, known for his contribution towards the education system of India. According to Dr Radhakhrishnan, "teachers should be the best minds in the country".
The birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan came to be celebrated as Teachers' Day when some of his students requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday '5th September'. Dr. Radhakrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' day". Since then 5th September is observed as Teachers' Day throughout India.
On this day, we honor our beloved teachers who for their selfless effort towards shaping the carriers of their students and elevating the education system of India as a whole.
Kunal Jaisingh: I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind, I am thankful to those teachers who made me a hard-working person today.
Shubhangi Atre: A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. I am thankful to my teacher who helped me in exploring my talent and motivated me to have a successful life.
Suyyash Rai: It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. I believe teachers are not the one who lets you choose a path but they are the one who directs you in your path. I am thankful to my teachers who has directed me and made a hard-working person.
Devoleena Bhattacharjee: A Teacher understands the past, reveals the present, and creates the future. They always nourish the soul of a child for a lifetime. I am thankful to all my teachers to encourage me at every stage of my life. I believe we are learners at every stage of life and we come across many teachings at times.
Puru Chibber: The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. I am thankful to all my teachers who have inspired me to be a successful person. My mom has been among my best teachers.
Neha Marda: My parents and my teachers I am really thankful to them. My parents brought such amazing teachers in life who educated me and has always been encouraging. They have taught me to be discipline, obedient and the art of well living.
Karanvir Sharma: My teacher, Mr. Anupam Kher on the struggles I was going through inspired me with one of the quotes by Sri Harivansh Rai Bachchan which speaks great depths and has lingered on. After that day, I have never looked back. I have many Teachers in many forms, whether my Dad who is my ultimate Guru and a go to person. Or, experiences or anything or anyone who has changed me for the better. Here's my regards and thanks to all these wonderful and special teachers.
Tanya Sharma: Sending my love and warmth to all my teachers, You have not only been a wonderful teacher but also friend, philosopher, and guide.The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. And all my success is because of them. They made me a hardworking person. There was nothing more inspirational that a teacher and my mom dreaming about being able to give flight to my dreams.
Manu Punjabi: The best teachers in the world are those who teach from the heart, not from the book. We are always a learner. I am thankful to my teachers who help me to be wise. They have always been motivating and encouraging.
Mahika Sharma: Teachers are someone who is a sincere and wonderful person as well as an amazing educator. All of their hard work and efforts are greatly appreciated after we become a successful person. I am trying that my teachers' efforts and parents' hope don't go waste. Still working hard to be successful.
Piyush Sahdev: Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. I am thankful to my teachers who have always motivated me to choose right direction and made me so hardworking.
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