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Dr. S Radhakrishnan: The man behind the celebration of Teacher's Day

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an exemplary teacher and the second president of India was born on September 5, 1888. He was a philosopher, scholar and politician who dedicated his life towards education and the youth of the country. He once said, "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers’ Day". And so the tradition of celebrating Teachers' Day started from 1962 in India, in honour Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and all the teachers.

Sep 5, 2020, 3:43 PM IST

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an exemplary teacher and the second president of India was born on September 5, 1888. He was a philosopher, scholar and politician who dedicated his life towards education and the youth of the country. He once said, "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers’ Day". And so the tradition of celebrating Teachers' Day started from 1962 in India, in honour Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and all the teachers.