Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Pronam to the Legendry personality on occasion of Teacher’s Day

Since 1962, 5 September is celebrated in India as Teacher’s Day as on this day in 1888 a great scholar, philosopher, erudite person and statesman Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born at Thiruttani, Madras Presidency of India. His many activities and assignments are too small to mention here as for this volumes are required. Even then few lines are mentioned on occasion of his birth anniversary. Among his many extensive works in the form of publications, one is Sir highlighted basic tenets and philosophy of Hinduism as well as he had copious knowledge of the Western philosophy and literatures for which many consider him a bridge-builder between India and the West.
At the very young age (33 years) in 1921, he was selected for the prestigious George V Chair in Philosophy at Calcutta University where he had proved his erudite skill. While, he was in Calcutta (now Kolkata) two volumes of Indian Philosophy were published – one in 1923 and the second was four years later. The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore written by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was also an excellent publication for which he should be applauded. 
Throughout the 1920s, Sir Radhakrishnan’s reputation as a scholar continued to grow both in India and abroad. He was invited to Oxford to give the 1926 Upton Lectures, published in 1927 as The Hindu View of Life, and in 1929 Radhakrishnan delivered the Hibbert Lectures, later published under the title An Idealist View of Life. Also he wrote commentaries on the Prasthanatraya (main primary texts of Vedanta), the Upanisads (1953), Brahma Sutra (1959) and the Bhagavadgita (1948). Dr. Radhakrishnan was awarded several top awards inter alia of which are knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in 1954 etc. He was awarded honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. He was also one of the founders of Helpage India, a non-profit organisation for elderly underprivileged in India.
Dr Shankar Chatterjee
Former Professor & Head (CPME),NIRD & PR ( Govt. of India), Hyderabad,  India
Former Associate Professor, Eritrea

Former Assistant Prof, Govt. Degree College, Tripura, India
Former Senior Planning Officer, Govt of Assam, India 
Prof. Shankar Chatterjee 
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