Teachers Day 2023: A Day Celebrated in the Honor of Teachers

Teachers Day 2023 is being celebrated on 5 September 2023. Check its history, importance among other details. 

Every year, 5 September is celebrated as Teachers Day in India that also commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, an academic, professor, philosopher, and former Vice President and President of India. The purpose behind observing this day is to honor the teachers who eliminate darkness from the minds of their disciples or students and empower them with knowledge. A teacher can play a major role in forming the future of any country by shaping the future of its students and is given the value above gods as per the purans and vedas.

Teachers Day is observed in schools and colleges with great excitement and many events are organized in the honor of teachers. Let us learn some more details about Teachers Day 2023 such as its history, significance, celebrations, etc from this article.

Teachers Day 2023 Overview

EventTeachers Day 2023
Date5th September 2023

Importance of Teachers Day

Teachers Day is celebrated in appreciation of teachers and to show them gratitude and thankfulness for the efforts they make in educating their students. Knowledge is the light to remove the darkness of ignorance from one’s life.

This knowledge is passed on from teachers to its students and it does not necessarily be in the form of school or college education. Teachers enlighten us in many ways and provide guidance to choose the right path in our life. To acknowledge the role that teachers play in our life, many countries all over the world observe Teachers Day.

Although the date and celebration might vary from country to country, but the feelings behind this day remains the same. Apart from different national Teachers Day, the World Teachers Day is celebrated on October 5 every year.

History of Teachers Day Celebration

Teachers Day is observed in the memory of Dr. S Radhakrishnan, who apart from being the second President of India, was a teacher and an educationist. He believed that the teachers should be respected and honored for their valuable efforts as they play a significant role in our society.

There is a story behind the celebration of teacher’s day and it is said that Dr. Radhakrishnan, after becoming the President of India, was visited by some of his students who wanted to celebrate his birthday in special manner.

Upon hearing the request of his students, Radhakrishnan said to them that if you really want to celebrate my birthday, celebrate it as a day to honor the teachers. After this incident, every year his birthday, that falls on 5th of September, began to be celebrated as Teacher’s Day.

Teachers Day 2023 Celebration

Teachers can help their students attain the right path by enlightening them with the power of knowledge. The contribution, efforts and dedication of a teacher is respected through the celebrations of this special day.

Teachers Day is observed in India every year on 5th of September and is celebrated with great zeal and pomp in schools and colleges.

No holiday is observed in schools on this day and rather different events and activities are carried out in the honor of teachers.

Many events are held in schools by the students such as singing and dancing competitions, dramas and plays, games and picnics and other fun activities aimed at expressing their gratitude towards the teachers. Students also bring gifts for their favorite teachers on the occasion of Teachers Day. The main purpose for the celebration is just to show a little gratitude to the teachers for the huge efforts and dedication they show in shaping the future of its students.

In addition to celebrations and festivities carried out in schools and colleges, the country also celebrates this day by presenting the National Award for Teachers. These awards are given to the exceptional teachers working in primary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools by the President of India for their outstanding work. Similar to this, efforts of university teachers are acknowledged by presenting them Inspired Teacher recognition. The award carries a medal, certificate, and certain amount of cash prize.

Apart from Teachers Day, a similar festival is celebrated in India in the name of Guru Purnima which is dedicated to teachers (spiritual, religious and academic). It is a famous festival that is observed by people of Hindu, Jain and Buddhism religions.

Teacher’s Day 2023 Quotes & Wishes

It is very popular among students to make greeting cards to wish their teachers a happy Teachers Day. Some quotes that you can write on your card and other Teachers Day related wishes are provided below.

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. Happy Teachers Day.

On this special day, I would like to thank all my teachers for the efforts they have put in to make me a better person in life. Wishing a Happy Teachers Day to all!

I found guidance, friendship, discipline, everything in one person. That person is you. Thank you for being such an amazing teacher.

Good teachers build knowledge, great teachers build character. Sending heartfelt wishes to all my teachers on this Teachers Day!

The best teachers in the world don’t give answers to your questions. Instead, they spark within you a desire to find the answers yourself. Happy Teachers Day!

A teacher is like candles who spend whole life in giving lights to many students. Happy Teachers Day!

Wherever you find something extraordinary, you’ll find the fingerprints of a great teacher. Happy Teachers Day!

Without you, I would have been lost. Thank you, my dear teachers, for guiding and inspiring me. Wish you all a very Happy Teachers Day.

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. Happy Teachers Day!

Thank you for being my guide and teaching me life lessons. Happy Teachers Day to all my teachers!

Frequently Asked Questions

When is teachers day 2023?

Teachers day is celebrated every year on 5th September 2023.

Is October 5 Teachers Day?

World Teachers day is celebrated every year on 5th October.

When was Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan born?

On the day, the second President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born 5 September 1888.

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