Since 5th September 1962, the day is observed as Teacher’s Day. We are here to talk about our second President, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and why teacher’s day is celebrated on his birthday. Let’s start without wasting any single minute, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher, statesman, and academic.
He has been the first vice president of Indian after the freedom from 1952 to 1957 and also the second president of the country from 1962 to 1967. He was born to Sarvepalli Veeraswami and Sarvepalli Sitamma in Telugu speaking Brahmin family in Tiruttani situated in Chittoor district. Teacher’s Day 2020 Significance
Interesting Facts About Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan On His Birth Anniversary
He started Primary schooling from Thiruttani at K.V High School and then moved to Tirupati’s Hermansburg Evangelical Lutheran Mission School and Government High Secondary School in Walajapet. He has always been a scholar student throughout academic life.
For his high schooling, he got admission at Voorhees College in Vellore after taking Fine Art classes he moved forward to take admission in Madras Christian College at the age of 17, he completed his graduation and post-graduation from the same college. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan studied Philosophy by chance as one of his cousins passed from the same college and his books automatically passed on to him, by choice or by force he had to pursue Philosophy.
At the age of 16, Sarvelpalli was married to his distant cousin Sivakamu, their marriage was arranged by their parents. In 1909, he was appointed at the Madras Presidency College to Department of Philosophy. In 1918, he was appointed as the Philosophy professor at the Maharaja’s College Mysore, by that time he also completed one of his books ‘The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore’.
Inspirational Quotes by Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
The Political career of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan comes quite late in his life after getting success in academics. When Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the first President, some of his students begged him to allow them to celebrate his birthday.
On this, he said ” At the place of celebrating his birthday, it would be Proud Privilege if 5th September is observed as Teacher’s day”, since the day, his birthday is being celebrated as teacher’s day. He has given some quotes that are as followed:-
- Reading a book gives us the habit of solitary reflection and true enjoyment.
- When we think we know, we cease to learn.
- A literary genius, it is said, resembles all, though no one resembles him
- A Life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge.
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