5th September marks the Teachers Day. This day holds a great significance in the lives of teachers as well as students. In India, Teachers Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the first vice-President of India and second President of India. To mark this day, the search giant Google made adorable Doodle. Check it out.
This cute doodle showcases a happy spinning globe wearing spectacles. It is surrounded by the icons which appear at the end of animation. These icons surround the globe representing subjects like physics, chemistry, music, mathematics, sports, geography, among others.
Today is 130th birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was born on 5th September in 1888. He was a teacher, Indian philosopher and politician. Radhakrishnan had worked as vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University and University of Delhi. He had also worked as lecturer in many universities. He was author of book of ‘The Principal Upanishads’.
During his tenure as president, Teachers Day was celebrated for the first time. His friends and students urged him to celebrate his birthday. But, he appealed to celebrate this day as Teachers Day in order to honour teachers in the country. Since 1962, this day is being celebrated. In India, Teachers Day is celebrated on 5th September while UNESCO observes this day on 5th of October.