Teachers Day 2019: 5th September is observed as Teachers’ Day in India. The day marks the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the first Vice President and the second President of India. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is remembered as one of the greatest Indian Philosophers and Statesman. On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, students wish their gurus or teachers in various ways in order to honour them. The prominent way nowadays to wish the teachers is by posting teachers day quotes on social media or through greetings and photos.
Teachers Day 2019: Why Teachers Day Is Special?
Teachers’ Day is celebrated to honour Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President of India (1952-1962) and the second President of India (1962-1967). Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was one of India’s most distinguished 20th-century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy. Apart from this, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was the first Indian to hold a professorial chair at Oxford University. It was him who defended Hinduism against the uninformed Western Criticism thus, contributing to the formation of contemporary Hindu identity. To further add to his achievements, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was awarded the Bharat Ratna award in 1954. He was also awarded knighthood in 1931 and honourary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.
It is the contribution of such great teachers and philosophers that make Teachers’ Day so special. This Teachers Day every teacher deserves a tribute for being the best minds in the country. To throw further light on this, every intellect of this country was a product of a great teacher. There is no single mind that works without the contribution of a great educator. By teachers, we do not just refer to the classroom teachers. Every human who ends up teaching you something out of the box is a teacher or a mentor to you.
Google Doodle Pays Animated Tribute To The Teachers
This Teachers’ Day, Google tried an animated way to pay tribute to all the educators. Google came up with an animated doodle that features a red octopus teaching in a classroom. The octopus with its many tentacles is showcased as a teacher who single-handedly ends up infusing lessons and teachings in a student’s mind.
Teachers Day Quotes
On this day, students all across India honour and pay tribute to their teachers by sending them Teachers’ day quotes, Teachers’ day greetings, Teachers’ day messages, etc. If you too would like to make this day a memorable one for your teachers, then take help from the Teacher’s Day Inspirational Quotes below and bring a smile on their face:
- The greatest sign of Sucess for a teacher is to be able to say, “The Children Are Now Working As If I Did Not Exist.”
- “A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others.”
- “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”- William Butler Yeats
- “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”- Josef Albers
- “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”- Malala Yousafzai
- “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”- Mark Van Doren
- “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.”- Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
- “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”- Bill Gates
- “They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it.”- Nicholas Sparks
- “A mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”- William Arthur Ward
This Teachers Day, take an oath to make this world a better learning place. Instil, inspire, and Absorb the teachings around you. Accept learnings from everyone and anyone, teachings never go to waste! On this occasion of Teachers Day, Embibe too has a reason to celebrate its growing number of students in term of practising and taking the tests on the platform. Embibe is proud to be a lending hand in instilling confidence and enigma to all those students for whom cracking competitive exams was next to impossible. At Embibe you can take Engineering Mock Tests as well as Medical Mock Tests to supplement your preparation for competitive exams.
Embibe wishes all the torch-bearers a very Happy Teachers’ Day! Keep teaching and producing great minds!