Teacher’s Day in India: 5th September

A good teacher has greater influence in shaping the life of an individual even more than his/her parents. In our country’s culture, a teacher has been given a place above the almighty god. A good teacher’s proper guidance and support is very important in achieving one’s goal in life. Every successful individual always remembers the constructive role played by his/her teacher in their school-college days.

A teacher’s job is sometimes a thankless job; a teacher works in the most honest way while performing his/her duties towards shaping the careers of students, also apart from academics, other personal or extra-curricular activities of students are taken care of by him.

A student can rely on his/her teacher for guidance on each and every aspect of his/her life; and a good teacher never disappoints his pupils.

Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5th of September to honour and acknowledge the countless contributions of the great teachers in India in helping and moulding the careers of lakhs of students and in turn shaping the destiny of India.

Teachers Day 2019

The Teacher’s Day in 2019 that will be celebrated on 5th September 2019 is falling on Thursday of the week.

What is Special on Teachers’ Day 2019

India is celebrating its teacher’s day on Thursday, 5th September 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of its second President and a remarkable teacher – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

It is celebrated with much enthusiasm by the students, throughout the nation. Children have already started preparing for presentations, gifts and speeches for their teachers to show their love and respect for the latter.

Students are eagerly waiting to celebrate the day along with their teachers. They are rehearsing for the events they have planned and also busy arranging gifts for their teachers.

News is coming from the central state of Madhya Pradesh that for the first time ever in history of the state, Teachers Day will be celebrated on 6th September, instead of 5th September. This means that the award ceremony for teachers will be held on 6th September. The date is postponed by the state education Minister Dr. Prabhu Ram Chaudhary, who is on a trip to South Korea to study its education system and will be back only on 6th September.

Google has made a doodle on the occasion of Teachers Day. It shows an octopus as a teacher, teaching fishes underwater. In the doodle, octopus is shown writing on the class board from one hand and collecting sheets from the fishes from another. Google has tried to send a message through the doodle. The message probably is that the teachers are multitaskers and have to address too many issues at a time. You can see the doodle yourself by visiting google.com.

Meanwhile, the children were seen headed for school in the morning, dressed in colourful clothes and flowers in hand, to give to their favourite teachers.

The State Government of Uttar Pradesh conferred 49 teachers of primary and upper primary levels of Basic Education Council with “State Education Award.” The awards were distributed on the eve of Teachers Day by the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a function at state capital Lucknow.

The Bihar state government has also nominated 20 government school teachers to confer them with awards on Teachers Day.

 

Origin of Teacher’s Day Celebration

The day was marked for the celebration as Teachers’ Day since 1962 in respect of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was born on 5th September, 1888. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a great scholar, philosopher and teacher of modern India and was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.

He became the first Vice President of India (from 1952 to 1962) and the second President of India (from 1962 to 1967). It was his wish that instead of celebrating his birthday on 5th of September every year, it would be better to celebrate it as Teachers’ Day all over India. Therefore, it was only natural way that his birthday would be celebrated as teacher’s day to pay respect towards many unknown teachers across the country.

India’s teacher’s day is different from the World Teacher Day which is celebrated on 5th of October every year in whole world.

Mode of Celebration:

On this day the students of Schools and Collages arrange and perform various types of cultural programs and activities as a token of love and respect towards their teachers. Outstanding teachers are also given prizes for their contribution in the development of schools and bringing good results from students.

Students also give personal gifts to their favourite teachers to express their affection and gratitude. A life-long bond is developed among teachers and students. Teachers also feel special as their hard work and honesty is recognized on this day.

Role of teachers in the making of a nation is most important and significant; therefore it is necessary that we pay our utmost respect and gratitude to them and celebrate 5th of September as a day of special teacher-student bonding.

Importance of Teacher’s Day

Teacher’s Day is as important as the Teacher’s are important in our life. It is the day when the whole nation salutes the Teachers from every part of the nation for their contribution in making an educated, civilized, responsible and dutiful citizen. Teachers work every day for the welfare of the nation but Teacher’s Day is only day on which we can Thank our Teacher for making us successful and giving us wisdom of differentiating between right and wrong, good and bad and teaching us to do hard work and live in discipline.

 

Importance of Teacher’s Day Celebration

Celebration is a mark of expressing your enthusiasm for the event. Teacher’s Day celebration is equally important as without it the joy of Teacher’s Day will be faded. The social and cultural events organised on this day make people across the country aware of their national heritages. Teachers are the most important members of a society so they must be given highest respect and priority and that is why everyone should participate in Teacher’s Day celebration and express his love and respect for his teacher through some speeches or songs.

Controversy around PM Modi’s Teachers’ Day Speech on 5 September, 2014

Though the children of India have been celebrating Teacher’s Day as a day when they express their love and respect for their teachers and in turn teachers also show their affection for their pupils, but this year’s Teachers’ Day on 5th of September 2014 is in news for a reason other than a simple student-teacher event.

As per the directives of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry all government and private schools across the country were asked by the Government to ensure and arrange for PM Narendra Modi’s live televised Teachers’ Day speech and interaction with school children at the Manekshaw Auditorium in Delhi.

The said directive also stated that schools will have to arrange for televisions, cable connections and projectors etc. so that students can also see the question-and-answer session which will be telecast live on Doordarshan between 3 pm to 4.45 pm.

Controversial Directive:

But the directive is being criticized by some schools and opposition parties on the ground that the school children cannot compulsorily be forced to remain in school till 5 pm to watch PM’s speech. Opposition parties are suggesting that the timing of speech should be changed to suit school hours so that small school children will not have to remain in school till evening.

Furthermore, another problem which is being faced by schools authorities is that at such short notice they are finding it difficult to arrange technical instruments needed for the live telecast of the Speech as all schools of the country are not well equipped with modern telecommunication instruments and infrastructure.

One more question which is of significance is that whether school children can be asked to compulsorily watch and listen to PM’s speech. Though PM of the country has every right to address the students and children of the nation but making them listen to it compulsorily seems unwarranted.

For instance when PM makes his speech to the nation on 15th of August or on 26th January every year, it is not compulsory for anyone to listen to it and everyone is at his or her liberty to either listen to it or not. Then why Teachers’ day speech of the PM is being made compulsory for school children across the country?

Hopefully, the controversies around Teachers’ Day will not affect the auspiciousness of the day which is being celebrated every year on 5th of September in the memory of a great educationist and scholar President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and the sanctity and usefulness of Teacher’s Day will not be marred in pointless political controversies.

It would be better if Teachers’ Day remains as a day of Teacher-Student bonding of love and respect as it has always been.

PM Modi on Teachers Day 2018

On the eve of Teacher’s Day in 2018, The Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi held a meeting with the awardees of Nation Award for the Teachers 2018. He felicitated them applauding for their extraordinary contributions and performance and also motivated them to keep doing such great work towards their students.

He further told them that teaching is not just their duty but has become their identity. They must contribute their whole life in teaching and also make education their “Life-Mantra”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared some useful tips with the teachers to make them better for the society. He said that the Teachers must work towards making a good bond with their students so that the students learn from them and always do their best in their fields. He further requested the teachers to focus specially on the students belonging to poor families or rural areas.

In the last, the Prime Minister asked the teachers to share their experiences and it was really interesting to see that every teacher was highly excited to share his experiences. Prime Minister was very amazed and happy to hear them. He later shared some stories on his Twitter accounts and congratulated them once again.

Concluding Words on Teachers

The teachers are the most important factors of one’s life. We have been given life by our parents but the credit of making it meaningful goes to the teachers that we ever had. Paying them tribute only on the Teacher’s Day is not enough. The best tribute to them is to applying their teachings in our life and becoming successful. We must not forget their beneficence and should always work to make them feel proud on us. In the last, I would like to summarize the value of Teacher in one line and that is,

“There is no future if there is no Teacher.”

Quotes on Teachers Day

A teacher plays great role in the student’s lives. Teachers are the real shapers of future of the students which can never be ignored. Teachers make their own lesson plan to make education more effective and interesting as well as facilitate students learning. Here we have listed some effective, inspiring, motivational and interesting quotes and quotations about teachers said by the famous and popular personalities all over the world. You can use such quotes to wish your teachers on their birthdays, teachers day or other special occasions.

“I feel blessed I can address students who are the future of India.” – Narendra Modi

“We must acknowledge the importance of teachers to the society.” – Narendra Modi

“Until teachers get their due it is difficult to bring about a change.” – Narendra Modi

“We must question why the smartest students don’t choose to become teachers.” – Narendra Modi

“When I went to a school in Japan, they told me that both the teachers and students perform cleaning tasks here to keep the schools clean. I wondered why can’t we do it in India.” – Narendra Modi

“As students I am sure you have several dreams. If you are determined to move ahead nothing can stop you. Our youth are talented.” – Narendra Modi

“India is a youthful nation. Can’t we think of exporting good teachers?” – Narendra Modi

“It’ easy to find information on Google guru but that’s not equal to gaining knowledge.” – Narendra Modi

“Both teachers and students must move ahead together for the nation to progress.” – Narendra Modi

“If you are determined nothing can stop you from determining your dreams.” – Narendra Modi

“If your education is not enough, experience will teach you lessons.” – Narendra Modi

“One should play and sweat. Life shouldn’t be bogged down by books.” – Narendra Modi

“Importance of technology is increasing every day, we must not deprive our children of technology, if we do then it’s a social crime.” – Narendra Modi

“Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan served this country well, he did not celebrate his birthday, he celebrated it for teachers.” – Narendra Modi

“We want to make nation-building a people’s movement.” – Narendra Modi

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” – Carl Jung

“A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrik Clarke

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” – John Steinbeck

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda

“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” – Dr. Seuss

“Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.” – Joe Manchin

“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.” – Charles Kuralt

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” – Khalil Gibran

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer

“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” – Confucius

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

“Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the ‘naturals,’ the ones who somehow know how to teach.” – Peter Drucker

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” – C. S. Lewis

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.” – Dan Rather

“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” – Philip Wylie

“The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.” – Robert Brault

“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” – Helen Caldicott

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”- Horace Mann

“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.” – Maria Montessori

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great

“You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.” – Elisabeth Rohm

“A good teacher is a determined person.” – Gilbert Highet

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin

“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” – Andy Rooney

“If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” – Guy Kawasaki

“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.” – Lee Iacocca

“That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.” – Maria Callas

“I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.” – James Levine

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.” – Michael Porter

 

 

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