Article on Teachers’ Day

Is there anyone who does not have a favourite teacher? Why do you think he or she is your favourite teacher? This article on Teachers’ day will highlight the characteristics which make a teacher and the reasons why teachers ought to be respected, loved and honoured every day, especially on Teachers’ Day.

History Behind Teachers’ Day

Teachers have been acclaimed for their selfless service all around the world from the beginning of time. They have been considered as makers of a nation. They take care of kids from the time they are five or six till they are 18 to 20 years of age. Like it is said, the formative years of a child determine the kind of person he or she would grow up to be, and this is mostly in the hands of their teachers.

For the kind of dedication teachers show, it would be wrong not to express our gratitude. In order to laud the teachers for their accomplishments and service, UNESCO started the tradition of celebrating Teachers’ day all over the world in October 1994. However, in India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the 5th of September every year in honour of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a scholar, teacher and politician, for his exemplary contribution to the field of education.

Sample Articles on Teachers’ Day

Below are two articles on Teachers’ Day for your reference.

A Day to Remember Our Dearest Teachers

The influence a teacher makes on an individual extends beyond the classroom. Teachers put in tremendous effort to understand their students and cater to them wholeheartedly. They take much care in moulding the character of their students, thereby helping them grow into compassionate and socially responsible individuals. Teachers’ day is an occasion for us to remember our dear teachers and be grateful to them for the role they play in our lives.

A teacher is the building block on which a society is built. The responsibility of a teacher is huge as they perform the job of shaping intellectual and creative minds who turn out to be the future of society. In Dr. Radhakrishnan’s opinion, “Teachers should be the best minds in the country”. Celebrated in his honour, Teachers’ day turns out to be a day to remember, appreciate, applaud and thank our teachers for providing us intellectual and moral guidance and support.

No matter how old we grow, there are a few teachers with whom we would like to share the progress we make in our lives, some who understand and believe in us more than our parents do, some whom we would run to no matter when and where we catch sight of them and some who turn out to be great friends apart from being wonderful teachers. Teachers’ day is a chance to let these teachers know how much of an influence they have made in our lives. Sometimes, it is just another occasion; it is not necessary that you have to wait until Teachers’ day to show your gratitude towards them for their constant love and support.

Contrary to all this is the present day, an age in which teachers are disrespected and disregarded for the kind of hard work they put into educating and empowering students, a day like this is absolutely necessary. It is a pain to see teachers being accused for various reasons, sometimes for no fault of theirs. In such an environment, Teachers’ day can be a day for teachers to rethink their role and responsibilities as a teacher and for students to understand the importance of having teachers who really care for them.

Celebrating Teachers’ Day

In academic institutions, among the various events celebrated every year, Teachers’ day is considered as an important occasion. It is one day in the whole academic year when teachers are made to feel special and valued.

On Teachers’ day, students put up cultural performances and conduct games for teachers. The Institution, on the other hand, provides a special lunch or refreshments and mementoes as a token of their appreciation for the invaluable service they render.

However, the education scenario has changed drastically from a time when teachers graded students for their performance to the present when students are asked to fill up survey forms to rate teachers. This is good as long as it is constructive and aids in the betterment of both teachers and students. This system, on the contrary, has been risking the job security of teachers for no fault of theirs. It is a pity that a teacher would most probably lose his/her job if he/she is not able to please the children and their parents. Teachers have almost become puppets in the hands of the students and management. In such a situation, Teachers’ day might turn out to be the only good day in the lives of teachers. Whatever be the case, every teacher deserves to be recognized, and a day like Teachers’ day would be the perfect occasion to do so.


FAQs on Teachers’ Day

When is Teachers’ day in India and why is it celebrated?

In India, Teachers’ day is celebrated on September 5 every year. It is celebrated as a day of appreciation and recognition for the selfless efforts and dedication of teachers in the field of education.

What is the best gift for Teachers’ day?

Anything that conveys your love and respect for your teachers can be a good gift. However, if you can write a personal handwritten letter conveying your gratitude, make a card or paint/sketch a portrait, it would be something that would be remembered and kept safe for a lifetime.

Why is 5th September celebrated as Teachers’ day?

The 5th of September came to be considered as Teachers’ day in memory of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and to honour the contributions he made to the field of education. It is also celebrated to remember all teachers in gratitude for their extreme commitment and efforts in building a civilised society.

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