India celebrates Teacher day on 5th September every year to honor the teachers for their contributions made in a particular field or the community in general. It is the birthday of  Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a strong believer of education, philosopher, most respected politician, president of India and above all a great teacher, who has received national and international recognition for his work.

Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on 5th Sep, 1888 and became the President of India in 1962. He was approached by a group of his students and friends with a request to allow them to celebrate his birthday. Dr.Radhakrishnan’s reply was “instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' day". This request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. Whatever be the position he held whether as President or Vice President of India, he remained a teacher all his life. T The teaching profession always remained his first love. The highest award of the nation, The Bharat Ratna, was conferred on him in 1954 in recognition of his meritorious service to mankind.

 Teacher’s day is always looked forward by every teacher and student equally, as it is the most appropriate day for every student to show his love and gratitude towards his teacher. As far as a teacher is concerned, it is the day when he or she receives appreciation for the work done. To make this day memorable for every teacher, Teacher’s day celebrations are organized in every school. Students organize various cultural shows, stage programs, grand feast etc for their beloved teachers. Teachers’ on this day our showered with gifts, flowers and cards from their students. This day enables the teachers and students to get closer to each other and understand them better. A better bonding gets created. As a part of the teacher’s day celebrations, students also dress up as teachers and take classes on their behalf.

In the education system, the teacher is the role model to a child in all stages of his academic life. At every stage of  kids education especially at the pre primary stage a teacher faces the greatest challenge because it is the weaning period of a child’s life when he takes the first step away from the safety of his home and mothers arms. Here the teacher with love and patience has to make the child feel at home. At the primary level of the education system, the teacher rises to be a hero for the child who tends to imitate everything about the teacher and the teacher’s words are final. When the child enters the middle school, it is the onset of puberty, the teacher bearing this in mind needs to use a tactical approach to win the students confidence and trust. At the secondary level, the teacher meets critical attitudes of the students, here again the teacher’s positive attitude and encouragement will help to win over the students. In the senior secondary level of the education system, a teacher must bear in mind that her students who are almost adults expect her to be their best guide model and value their opinions too.

The Teacher’s day is today an occasion looked forward by teachers and students. It is a fun filled day at the same time helps to develop a better bonding between the teachers and students.