Teachers’ Day 2021 Date, Theme, History, Significance, Importance, Celebration, and More

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In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 September. The day marks the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was the country’s former President, scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna Awardee. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888. The day is also dedicated to a profession that teaches all the professions, Teacher. On Teachers’ Day, teachers are honoured by students. On Teachers’ Day, In schools, students give things like – Pen, Bag, Card, etc. Let us tell you more about National Teachers’ Day 2021, like – It’s Date, Theme, History, Significance, Importance, Celebration, and More.


National Teachers’ Day in India has been celebrated since 1962. The day is celebrated on 5 September, because on the same day in 1888, Nobel Prize Awardee and Former President of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born.

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna was a very promising student. It is also said about him that his father did not want Radhakrishna to learn English. His father wanted him to become the priest of the temple. Nonetheless, Radhakrishnan pursued higher education in Tirupati and Vellore. Thereafter, he devoted his entire life to education. He went to Mysore, Kolkata, Oxford and later to Chicago as an education specialist. At that time it was a matter of great pride for an Indian to be invited abroad for a lecture on education. Radhakrishnan was honoured with the title of “Sir” by the British Government. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna was also awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.

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Significance, and Importance

Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year in India on 5 September to shape the lives of students in the field of education and to honour the teachers. Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5 September as the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna, education scholar, diplomat, former President of India and the greatest teacher, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

How Teachers’ Day Celebrated in India? Activities

On Teacher’s Day, students perform various activities to entertain the teachers in schools and colleges. These activities include singing competitions, dance competitions, recitations of poems, imitations of teachers, lots of children’s games, playing with teachers, planning picnics, giving gifts and finally, they thank the teachers by expressing their gratitude.

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Teachers’ Day 2021 Theme

Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” is the 2021 Theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021.

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