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Teacher's Day In India - A Day To Express Gratitude To The Teachers

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Importance of teacher

In the ancient times, India had a gurukul system of education which was more or less equal to the present day boarding / residential schools. Guru i.e teacher in those days occupied the highest place in the society and was the most revered person. Guru was considered almost equal to God in the ancient times. Imparting of education of mostly done in communion with the nature.

The system of education in India underwent changes over a period of time and presently it is activity-based classroom learning with other aids of classroom like black / green / white board, chalk, duster etc.

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In spite of the change in the system of learning process, teachers occupy a special place and status in the society in to this date. A teacher is considered as an all-knowledgeable entity or a store-house of knowledge. A teacher plays a key role in a student's life who remains not only a teacher through out but transforms itself into an able guide, a good friend and an efficient mentor to the student.

A teacher has a great influence on the student's life right from childhood who inculcates not only values in the child but molds it into a complete personality and make it ready to face the world and fit itself into it. In short, a teacher makes the society and the nation.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - a great inspiration

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was the 1st Vice President of free India and 2nd President of free India was basically a great teacher, scholar and philosopher. He was a pioneer of Indian philosophy who showcased it to the entire world. He wanted 'teachers to be the greatest minds in a country so that they can bring the best out of their students'. He had been a role model for teachers and was respected so much by his students that they wanted to celebrate his birthday in a grand way. To this, his reply was that he would feel honored / privileged. if his birthday is celebrated as Teacher's Day which reflects his love for the profession.

Thus, from 1962 on wards, every year September 5 is celebrated as Teacher's day in India. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was 1st and one of the 3 recipients of the prestigious highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna - in 1954.

He is one of the most celebrated writers of the modern India who has numerous articles on different topics, to his credit. 

Teacher's day celebrations in schools

Students spend most of their time in the schools in association with their friends and teachers. The lessons they learn from their teachers remain with them through out their life. Once a year, students get the opportunity to express their gratitude to their teachers. 

On this day, the great educationists / teachers are honored for imparting knowledge and for serving as the beacons of light. Teachers lay strong foundations for creating the future responsible citizens of the country. On this special day, students thank the teachers for their immense contributions and express their gratitude to the teachers for all their hard efforts in shaping them into good human beings. Student deliver speeches on the occasion. 

In most of the schools in India, Teacher's day is celebrated with high spirits by the students who start their preparations for the day well in advance. Students of higher classes enact as teachers on this special day and handle the middle / primary classes. They arrange various fun-filled activities and games for teachers and try to make it a 'teachers' day out'.

Students wish their teachers and most of them give greeting cards, gifts and flower bouquets to their teachers. On the whole, the day is full of fun and entertainment for the teachers who for a while forget that they are teachers and enjoy the special day of theirs which is arranged in a special way for them by their students.

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