Dr. S. Radhakrishnan’s birthday is designated as Teacher’s day and is a holiday in India.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (September 5, 1888- April 17, 1975), first Vice-president and then the President of India from 1962 to 1967, was one of the greatest scholars of Indian and Western philosophies in recent times. He wrote several volumes on Indian philosophies and Vedanta, including commentaries on Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Brahm Sutras.
Rightly, the Indian government honored him by declaring a holiday on his birthday as ‘Teacher’s day’.
Millions of people all over the world acknowledge and honor this day by celebrating it in their own ways. But mostly, like many other such holidays, it is limited to sending the ‘Happy Teacher’s Day” message to friends and acquaintances over WhatsApp, Facebook or other social medias. Most people; students, teachers and employees are simply happy because it’s a holiday and they can enjoy the day off from school or work.
However, the greatest celebration and tribute to him and all other great Teachers would be to learn, understand and adopt their teachings in our own lives.
“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher.
I will pick out the good points of the one and try to imitate them -
and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself”.
"Happy Teacher's Day"