5th september is the birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was an Indian philosopher and politician, served as the 1st and 2nd President of India from 1952 to 1967, he was also the 2nd Ambassador of India to Soviet Union from 1949 to 1952 & 4th Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 1939 to 1948. He was also a teacher and a staunch believer of education who always emphasised the power of education and encouraged students to learn and contribute to a better future and when some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, he said, “instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege, if 5th September is observed as Teachers’ day”.
From then onwards, the 5th of September has been observed as Teacher’s Day, in India.The intent behind this celebration was to recognise the contribution of teachers in the society. Dr Radhakrishnan enjoyed immense respect among the students.
And from then till date we are celebrating Teachers day by giving him tribute and it will be like this forever.