‘Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’ was born on 5 September 1888 at a village near Thiruttani, India. His father’s name was Sarvepalli Veeraswami and his mother’s name was Sitamma. He was married to Sivakamu.
Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was a staunch believer of education, and was the well-known diplomat, scholar and ideal teacher. He was a great Philosopher and also a teacher. He was also a great freedom fighter. He had a deep love for the profession of teaching. When India became independent in 1947, Radhakrishnan was elected as the first Vice President of India in 1952. He was elected as the second President of India after Dr. Rajendra Prasad. He died on 17 April 1975.
In India, ‘Teacher’s Day’ is celebrated on 5th September each year. It is the birth date of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Teachers’ day is celebrated as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. On this day teachers selected from schools and colleges are invited by the President of India and honoured by giving a certificate of recognition along with some cash prize. The award given by the President is called the National Award for Teachers, which is a great honour to the humble teachers.