World Teachers’ Day, celebrated by UNESCO, falls on October 5, but in India, the celebration occurs on September 5 instead

It is a great occasion for the Indians to remember and honour the teachers who have taught us valuable life lessons

Teachers’ Day is being celebrated in India since it is the date on which Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second president of India

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a professor and a scholar whose work revolved around comparative religion and philosophy

He used to teach Philosophy at many colleges in India as well as in international colleges

Radhakrishnan was appointed as the second President of India in 1962

Radhakrishnan said that, “Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day,”

Teachers, like Radhakrishnan, are builders of the nation’s future as they ensure their students are armed with proper knowledge and wisdom to lead their lives responsibly

Teachers’ Day helps highlight their role, their plight and their rights in our society