Celebrating Teachers' Day 2023 in India: History, Significance, and Traditions

Teachers' Day in India is celebrated every year on September 5th to honor educators and mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

What is Teachers' Day?

A former President of India, scholar, and Bharat Ratna recipient, Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

The first Teachers' Day in India was celebrated on September 5, 1962, marking Dr. Radhakrishnan's 77th birthday.

The First Celebration

Dr. Radhakrishnan suggested that his birthday be celebrated as Teachers' Day to honor educators rather than focusing on him.

The Significance of the Date

Teachers play a crucial role in shaping the future of the nation by educating and guiding the youth.

Teachers as Nation-Builders

On Teachers' Day, the President of India confers National Teachers Awards to meritorious educators.

National Teachers Awards

Students organize various activities like singing, dancing, and games to entertain and thank their teachers.

How is it Celebrated?

Whether near or far, make sure to convey your gratitude to your teachers and make their day special.

Make it Memorable