Radhakrishnan was born in Tiruttani, Andhra Pradesh, on September 5, 1888. He was a brilliant student and went on to study philosophy at the University of Madras. He later taught philosophy at several universities in India and abroad. He was also the author of several books on philosophy and religion.
Radhakrishnan was a strong advocate for education. He believed that education was the key to national development and social progress. He also believed that teachers played a vital role in shaping the minds and futures of young people.
In 1962, some of Radhakrishnan’s students visited him on his birthday to wish him well. He was touched by their gesture and asked them to celebrate his birthday as Teachers’ Day. He said that he wanted to share his birthday with all the teachers in India and to honour their contribution to society.
Since then, Teachers’ Day has been celebrated in India on September 5 every year. It is a day to celebrate the work of teachers and to express our gratitude for their dedication and hard work. It is also a day to reflect on the importance of education and to reaffirm our commitment to providing quality education for all.
Here are some speech ideas for students on Teacher’s Day.
Start by thanking your teachers for their hard work and dedication. Talk about how they have helped you learn and grow, both academically and personally.
Share a specific memory or story about a time when a teacher made a difference in your life. This could be a time when they helped you overcome a challenge, inspired you to learn something new, or simply made you feel supported and cared for.
Talk about the importance of teachers in society. Teachers play a vital role in shaping the minds and futures of young people. They help us to develop our critical thinking skills, learn about the world around us, and become well-rounded individuals.
Make a pledge to be a good student and to make the most of your education. Let your teachers know that you appreciate their hard work and that you are committed to learning.
Here’s a sample Teachers’ Day speech; you’re welcome to modify or personalize it as you like.
“Good morning, teachers and staff. I am honoured to be here today to celebrate Teachers’ Day. I would like to start by thanking all of our teachers for their hard work and dedication. It is because of you that we are able to learn and grow, both academically and personally.
I remember when I was in the first grade, I was struggling with (name the subject here, for example, math). I just couldn’t seem to understand it. But my teacher, XYZ (name the subject teacher here), was patient and understanding. He/she took the time to help me one-on-one, and eventually, I started to get it. I will never forget his/her kindness and support.
I have also had many other teachers (write their names here and mention it in your speech) who have made a difference in my life. They have taught me about the importance of hard work, perseverance, and critical thinking. They have also helped me to develop my creativity and imagination.
I am so grateful for all of the teachers who have helped me along the way. You have made a difference in my life, and I will never forget you.
On this day, I would like to make a pledge to be a good student and to make the most of my education. I will work hard, listen to my teachers, and ask questions when I don’t understand something. I will also be respectful and kind to my teachers and classmates.
Thank you again for all that you do. Happy Teachers’ Day!”