Teaching is one of the most empowering profession in the world. Behind every successful person, whether it is a doctor, engineer, lawyer, artist, baker, or any other profession there is a teacher.
Teacher’s Day is celebrated all over India on the 5th of September, as it marks the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was an Indian academic, professor, philosopher, and politician who served as the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. Teacher’s Day has been celebrated in India since 1962.
Dr Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888. He belonged to a Telugu family and studied Philosophy in University of Madras. He presented a critical and comprehensive analysis of Vedanta branch of Hindu Philosophy. He assumed the office of Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931-36. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 1939-48.
He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature in 1937 for the first time. He served as the first Vice president of Independent India and was in term from 1952-57 and again from 1957-62. He was then appointed as the 2nd President of India when he succeeded Dr. Rajendra Prasad. he was awarded India’s highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 1954.
The history to why the day is celebrated as teacher’s day is very important and we should mention it to our children to make them understand and realize how important a teacher is. We should help them acknowledge that they should respect their teachers, and learn from them as much as they can.
Teacher’s day is not marked as a holiday in India but is celebrated by organizing different activities by the children for their teachers and having a fun time at school, which is also an essential part of the development of a child. In some schools, the senior most class of the school take the role of the teachers on that day and teach the junior classes.
Here is list of gifts you can gift your teacher this Teacher’s Day.
One of the best gifts you can give your teacher is always a greeting card. Self made greeting card shows all kinds of love and respect for your teacher. You can express and thank your teacher with good words which you can write in the card.
But if you are not very artistic, you can buy a greeting card for your teacher and it is absolutely okay.
A plant is another amazing gift you can get for your teacher. It is a pleasant gift to give anyone for that matter. Teachers help us grow, and we help the plants grow by taking care of them. So, a plant makes a wonderful gift for your teacher.
A little expensive but again a good gift for your teacher. But make sure you use your own pocket money to buy the gift and not ask your parents for it. That actually will make it a true gift. So, remember to start saving if you are planning to gift a watch to your teacher this teacher’s day.
World’s best teacher trophy is another gift you can get for your teacher and show him or her how important they are for you. It will give them a immense happiness and even more confidence to be the best teacher for their next batch of students.
A frame with a quote on it or a photo frame with a photo of your teacher with you or your class will help revive all the memories which your teacher can cherish forever. It is one of the most stunning ideas for a gift for your teacher.
Teachers are the most precious people in our lives. We need to respect them, value them, admire them and appreciate them for all they give us. The same goes when we need to teach our children. They need to know the value of good teacher. And as parents we can help them understand that better.