Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a renowned educator, philosopher, and former President of India. Teachers’ Day is a moment to pay tribute to the devoted efforts of all teachers who hold a prominent position in the intellectual and moral growth of students.
The Origin of Teachers’ Day: Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s Humble Suggestion in 1962
When Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan took on the role of the second President of India in 1962, his students approached him with a request to mark September 5 as a special day. However, he humbly suggested that they instead gloat September 5 as Teachers’ Day to recognize the priceless contributions of educators to society.
Top 10 Teacher’s Day 2023 quotes:
- “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
- “The stereotype teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.” ― Robert Brault
- “The art of teaching is the art of profitable discovery.” ― Mark Von Doren
- “Teachers should be the weightier minds in the country.” – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
- “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great
- “Good teachers know how to bring out the weightier in students.” – Charles Kuralt
- “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” – Khalil Gibran
- “Those who educate children well are increasingly to be honoured than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle
- “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
- “The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.” – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan