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Essay on “Teacher’s Day – 5 September” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Teacher’s Day – 5 September 

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan birthday is being celebrated as Teacher’s Day throughout the nation every year on 5th September. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, September 5. He replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teacher’s Day.” His birthday has since been celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India.

World Teachers’ Day was inaugurated in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers of 5 October 1966.

Biography of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Sarvepalli is his family name) was one of the greatest philosophers of modern times. He was born into a middle class family at Tiruttani, a town 64 km to the northwest of Chennai. His mother tongue was Telugu. He married Sivakamuamma in 1904 at age 16 in Vellore. They had five daughters and a son.

His early years were spent in Tiruttani, Triuvallur and Tirupati. His primary education was in Gowdie School, Tiruvallur, and high school, education in Renigunta. Born in an orthodox Brahmin family, it was not early difficult for him to study epics and puranas at an early age. He had a mind of inquiry.         

He did his Intermediate education at the Voorhees College, Vellore and Degree at the Christian College, Chennai , while studying he analyzed the truth in both the Hindu and the Christian religions and was convinced that   truth is the same in all religions. In  1908 he wrote a paper, Moral Principles of Vedanta. After securing his Master Degree in Philosophy he was appointed first as Assistant Professor and later as Professor of Philosophy in the Presidency College. Chennai.

Radhakrishnan was a very great orator. He could critically analyze  and explain philosophical truths. Students liked has lectures and he was considered as an ideal teacher. He often used to say teaching gave him satisfaction and peace of mind.

He was a prolific writer also. His important books were 1) Reason of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy and 2) Indian Philosophy. These books made him world famous and he was a visiting Professor of Philosophy to many Western Universities including  Oxford Universities notably, the Calcutta University, Andhra University and Banaras  Hindu University. While serving in Banaras he came under the influence of Gandhiji.

Radhakrishnan represented the University of Calcutta at the Congress of the Universities of the British Empire and the  International Congress of Philosophy at Harvard University in 1926. After Independence he served as an Ambassador of India in Moscow and he was the first one to be received in person by the great leader Stalin. He was elected as the first Vice President of India in 1952 and later as the second President of India in 1962.

Dr. Radhakrishnan relinquished his office as President in 1967 and he died in April 1975. He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna   Award.

Ideal Teacher

Teaching is a noble profession. The teacher is a respected person. In ancient India the teacher had a place of respect next to one’s mother and father. In those days, men of wisdom with unlimited knowledge were teachers. Students used to go in search of such teachers to get educated. ‘Gurus’ as the teachers were then called were very much respected by society. ‘Gurus’ enjoyed a lot of respect even with the king of the land. Education  was then limited to a few.

In course of time, education was democratized. Education was open for all irrespective of caste. Class, creed or place of birth. There arose a need for many schools and also for many teachers. We have now all kinds of teachers teaching from pre- primary level to the university level. Among all teachers, who is an ideal teachers?

An ideal teacher to be so called should possess a few special abilities. The students love their teacher as their hero. They would like to follow every word that the teacher says and every action that he does. The influence of such a teacher on the students is so much that whatever he says is considered as truth, and whatever he does is considered to be perfect. An ideal teacher should, therefore, have good personality and abundant knowledge. He should know the psychology of students and also their individual problems. Knowledge is ever growing and so an ideal teacher should always prepare his lessons before he enters the class.

And ideal teacher is confident in his class. His voice is clear. What he says should have clarity. If he has knowledge of allied subjects, it would also help to teach better. He is punctual, neatly dressed and disciplined. His character is perfect and spotless.           

An ideal teacher should consider himself as a parent to his students. every students is to be looked after with affection. He should pay attention to a backward student as he does to a bright one. An ideal teacher joins his students in co- curricular and extracurricular activities too. He play with them, sings with them and is always friendly. The students consider an ideal teacher a friend, philosopher and guide.

An ideal teacher is also sociable. His  dealings with other teachers and parents are always cordial. He is happy and also makes others happy. Teaching is a professional job. It requires technical knowledge of teaching. An ideal teacher is well trained for this job and is scientific in teaching and evolution.     

An ideal teacher is devoted to his work. Only those with an aptitude for teaching would prove to be ideal teachers. It is said that a nation’s future is shaped in its classrooms and man who thousands preaches. An ideal teacher gets credit and respect for himself , for his school and for this country. ideal teachers are honored in our country with national wards and State awards on the ‘Teachers’ Day’.

Responsibilities of the Teacher

We , teachers of the World

Expect the education authorities worldwide will implement the 1966 Recommendation on the Status of Teachers, as well as the 1997 Recommendation  on the Status of Higher Education  Personnel in order to bring the working condition of teachers and the learning environment of students up to the required standards ,

Demand that the right of every child to free quality publicity –funded education  be guaranteed all over the world; 

Urge intergovernmental organization and their member states to fulfil their commitment to achieve the Millennium Development  Goals, including Education For All, and to consider education as a public service  and not a commodity;

Call upon governments to plan for the adequate supply of quality teachers to meet future needs and upon the international donor community to give their full support to this;

Appeal for the voices of teachers and their unions to be heard in the debate on quality education, as full professional partners in decision making processes and for constructive social dialogue practices to be developed in every nation and at all levels;

Take a pledge to work with a high degree of professionalism to assure quality education for all children  in the world;

Insist that quality education can only be achieved with qualified teachers who have received high-level initial training.  Have access to adequate in – service training and have at their disposal pedagogical means to enable them to act as professionals in education;

Oblige government to take seriously their commitments to ensure pay and equal  rights for women and to ensure their empowerment in the education setting, in decision making and in the workplace;

Note the role that we, the teachers of the world, have to play in securing a quality education of all children – a mission which cannot be achieved without the full support of national, regional and world’s communities.  

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  1. OMPRAKASH SIKARWAR says:

    This is a good essay for all student in class 10th and 12th it is increasing the knowledge of a student

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