Dr. Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan was the first Vice President of India. He was born in 1988 in respectable Hindu Brahmin Family. He studied and wrote thesis on the ethics of Vedanta titled “Ethics of Vedanta and its meta physical”. He showed that Indian philosophy is worthy of being called philosophy by western standards. His main contribution to Indian thought, therefore he placed Indian thoughts “on the map and thus earned Indian philosophy a respect.
There is a story behind teachers day as some of students and friends requested to celebrate his birthday, but Dr. Krishnan asked them not to celebrate his birthday but to commemorate by observing 5th September as a teachers day. The birthday of Dr. Radha Krishnan is celebrated as teacher’s day.
Dr. Radha Krishnan was philosopher and teacher. He once said “teachers should be best minds in the country”. We remember him by honoring all teachers who have made our life knowledgeable and fulfilled with light. It is teacher who molds us as a good citizen and good human beings. Teacher’s day is celebrated to acknowledge and recognize the hard work put in by our teachers towards development Apart from corner stone of future they are building blocks of one’s character. The wisdom they gave to us is highly valuable. On this day with high, students act as teachers and realize the responsibility and duty burdened by the teachers.
He believed that education solve many skills of society and country. With vision of changing education system in the country, he believed in building quality of education and developing strong relationship between teacher and student. As a president he was humble and He remained teacher in many ways and in many of his letters to ministers he adopted the authoritative tone of a head master.
The highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, was honored to Radha krishnan in 1954 and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.
Dr. Radha Krishnan was a legend in Indian history. Not only his teachings but his philosophy is taught in the present era. He was true philosopher and serious thinker about society, religion and politics. His legacy is great and he left abundant teachings to work for future generations.