Teacher's Day 2022 On September 5; History and Significance Of This Day

Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in India.

The date is chosen as it marks the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

The first Vice-President of India and India’s second President

Dr S Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888. The first Teachers' Day was celebrated on September 5, 1962 on his 77th birthday.

He started his career as a teacher. Dr Radhakrishnan was a philosopher, scholar and a politician and his dedicated work towards education made his birthday an important day in the history of India.

The world celebrates Teachers' Day on October 5.

The theme for World Teacher's Day 2022 is- Leading in crisis, reimaging the future.

To encourage and appreciate the teachers, every year on September 5, the President of India awards ‘National Teacher Awards to the extraordinary teachers.