Bhubaneswar: Teachers’ Day is celebrated in India on September 5 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the first Vice-President and the second President of India. He was also a teacher, scholar and philosopher.
When Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan took the office of the President of India in 1962, his students sought his permission to celebrate his birthday as a special day. However, he suggested them to observe the day as Teachers’ Day.
Since then, September 5 is being celebrated as Teachers’ Day across schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions.
Teachers’ Day Speech
Good morning to one and all. Today is an auspicious occasion where we get a chance to acknowledge the hard work of the teachers who mould the students into future leaders. This day is known as the “Teachers’ Day” which is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the second president of Independent India, who himself was a teacher, philosopher and educationist.
Teachers are the pillars of a country. They guide and shape the destiny of the students. They teach them to become better human beings. They are the reason behind the successful career of a student. Teachers like S.Radhakrishnan and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam are some of the renowned names that have given meaning to the word “teacher”.
Teachers are not necessarily present only in schools. Everyone around us teaches something or the other. The greatest of all teachers is ‘life’ that teaches us the art of survival. Parents are our prime most teachers. Our friends, nature, animals, our mistakes, everything is a teacher in some form or the other. Today is the day to honour all of them.
I take privilege in wishing all our mentors in the school and across the country a very happy teachers’ day. Teachers are a blessing in disguise. They are the guiding light that brightens our lives all through. Teaching is actually a way of life, and not just a profession. We are fortunate to have been blessed with such wonderful teachers who are always up for grooming the students into the finest individuals. We pray for their well-being and success, and shower immense respect today and always.
Teachers’ Day quotes
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
“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
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry
“Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.” – Maggie Gallagher
“The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future.” – F. Sionil Jose
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates
“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz
“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the Earth.” – Helen Caldicott
Teachers’ Day wishes
“Wishing a very Happy World Teachers Day to all the teachers who have helped me shape my life is so many different ways.”
“I find myself truly blessed to have a teacher like you who has helped me progress through my life. A very Happy World Teachers Day to you.”
“Wishing a very Happy World Teachers Day to you…. Without you, I would not have been here… Without you, I would not have been successful.”
“Blessed are the students like me who have the guidance and support of teachers like you…. Warm wishes on World Teachers Day to the most wonderful teacher.”
“A big thank you to the most inspiring teacher who taught me to believe in myself and my goals…. Warm wishes on World Teachers Day to you.”
“Warm wishes on World Teachers Day to you. You are the one who has enlightened my life with so much knowledge and inspired me in so many ways.”
To someone who has taken the time to listen to my concerns, guide me on the path to knowledge, and reassure me on my life’s path. Happy Teacher’s Day!
You are the best Teacher in this world. Wherever I may go in my life, I will always remember that I had an excellent guide in the form of a teacher, you.