During the 19th century, the idea of celebrating Teachers’ Day took root in many countries.
Why is International Teachers’ Day celebrated on 5th of October in the world?
On October 5th, 1996, the role of teachers was first discussed in the UN. Standards of teachers’ rights and obligations were set. The circumstances of teachers’ education, employment, teaching and learning were discussed in detail. In 1994, when UNESCO was fixing its targets for education for the 21 st century, it felt the need to celebrate the day in honor of teachers. Then October 5th was memorized and the outline was set to celebrate International Teachers’ Day every year. A similar resolution was passed in 1997 regarding teachers teaching in colleges and universities.
Why Teachers’ Day Celebrates in India on 5th September ?
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhankrishnan became the second President of India in 1962. By then he was working as the first Vice President of the country. His friends and former students wanted to celebrate his birthday with great pomp on 5th September. When Dr. Radhakrishnan came to know of this, he said that do not celebrate my birthday, but respect the teachers. This is where Teachers’ Day started in India and it has been celebrating Teachers’ Day in India every year.
What is the purpose of celebrating Teachers’ Day?
Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on 5th September 1888. He was a noted scholar, philosopher, who has also been awarded the Bharat Ratna. He said that a teacher does the work of giving shape and direction to the society, but that teacher is also ignored. In such a situation there should be a day for them, so that the society remembers their contribution and respect them.