?In our country 5th September is celebrated as Teachers’ day. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962. It would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ day”. The request showed Dr. Radhakrishnan’s love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers’ Day in India. On this day, we gratefully remember the great educationist Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, whose dream was that “Teachers should be the best minds in the country”.
Hence, Teachers’ Day is very important for all our people, for our students and even for all the parents, as the teachers lay the foundation for creating enlightened citizens for the nation. – In the words of Swami Vivekananda, Education is that by which character is formed, strength of the mind is increased, intellect is expanded and which enables a person to stand on one’s own feet. But in the present scenario, the privatization and commercialization of education has changed the meaning and values of education.
In fact, the aim of education is not the acquisition of information, although important or acquisition of technical skills though essential in modern society but the development of that bent of mind, that attitude of reason, that spirit of democracy which will make us responsible citizens and good human beings. To produce an enlightened human being, the procedure is three fold. One is moral value system. That a student gets from his parents. Secondly, the teacher becoming a role model. Not only does the student learn, but the teacher shapes his life with great dreams and aims.
Finally, the education and learning process has to culminate in the creation of professional capability leading to confidence and will power to make a design, to make a product, to make a system, bravely combating many problems. Dear Teachers: Every one of us in this planet creates a page in human history irrespective of who he/she is. I realize my experience is a small dot in human life, but that dot has a life and light. This light, let it light many lamps. My best wishes to all of you on this occasion of Teachers’ Day. Thank you. Dr. Krishan Kant.