Why We Celebrate 5th September as Teacher’s day

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In India, 5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day. The day is celebrated as tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society.

Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishna was a strong believer of education and was the well-known diplomat and scholar in Indian history. In 1962, he became the President of India. One day some students requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday on 5th September. He said that, instead of celebrating 5th September as my birthday, why not, it is celebrated as Teacher’s Day as my dedication towards teaching profession. After that, 5th September has been celebrated as Teacher’s Day across India.

On this day a grand celebration is done in every school and college of India. Student organize various cultural events on this day to make their teachers feel special.  On this day we all thank our dear teachers, express our love and gratefulness on the occasion of Teachers Day.

Some of the quotations for teachers by well known authors are:-

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.”

– Solomon Ortiz

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students

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“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.”

– Charles Kuralt

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students

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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

– Henry Adams
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops

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“A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.”

– John Henrik Clarke

A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson

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“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”

– Horace Mann

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron

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“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.”

– Dan Rather

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'

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“Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.”

– Bodhidharma

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help

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“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

– Mark Van Doren

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery

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“The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.”

– Bruce Barton

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision

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“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.”

– Amos Bronson Alcott

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples

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