Google is celebrating Teacher s Day with a Google Doodle. Globally, Teacher s Day is celebrated on September 5 but it varies from country to country. Teacher s Day is celebrated across the world with celebrations for teachers and students give out their best to honor their teachers. Today s Google Doodle has six pencils upside down in a walking pattern representing the teacher as a leader in the front while the students follow behind. The teacher can be seen holding a book and looking back to the students teaching them while the students follow and listen with attention, while some don t. The first few students can be seen listening to their teacher with grave attention while the second last student looks calm and poised glued to his book. As for the last one, the student can be seen running behind signifying the usual late comers. Also Read - Google won't let you sign in on these Android phones and this will happen soonAlso Read - Google Play Store announces blanket ban on Sugar Daddy apps over sexual content
World Teacher s Day began on September 5, 1994 ever since UNESCO chose the said date to bring forth the rights and responsibilities of teachers. India also celebrates Teacher s Day on September 5. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5 and since 1962, India has marked this day to celebrate Teacher s Day. This day came to being when some of Radhakrishnan s friend and students wanted to celebrate his birthday. Being the teacher that he is, Dr S Radhakrishnan once said, Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher s day.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President of India and also the second President of India, was a philosopher and statesman and one of India s most distinguished scholars in the twentieth century. His main subject of study was comparative religion and philosophy. Dr S Radhkrishnan was a great believer in Hinduism and defended it against uniformed Western criticism which led to the formation of contemporary Hindu identity. He took Hinduism to the West as well and is also known to have built ties between India and the West. Radhakrishnan was received several awards in his lifetime for his honorary works. He received a knighthood in 1932 and then went on to receive the Bharat Ratna in 1954, which is the highest civilian award in India. Radhakrishnan also received an honorary membership of the British Royal of Merit in 1963.
Dr S Radhakrishnan was born in a Telugu Brahmin family in Tirutani, Andhra Pradesh. Radhakrishnan went on to complete his Master s degree in Philosophy from Madras Christian College in 1906. It is there where he wrote his thesis on The Ethics of the Vedanta and its Metaphysical Presuppositions . Radhakrishnan being educated in Christian schools was exposed to Christian teachings which had criticized Hinduism. He being brought up practicing Advaita Vedanta went against such sayings and enforced his learning into portraying Hinduism as a religion with ethics. ALSO READ: Independence Day 2016 Google doodle remembers Jawaharlal Nehru s Tryst with Destiny speech
After India became an independent country, Dr S Radhakrishnan became the first Vice President of the country in 1952, and elected as the second President of India in 1962 and completed his term in 1967. Although he was not sternly active in fighting against British rule, he laid great importance in defending Hindusim for what it stood for. ALSO READ: Playback singer Mukesh honored with a Google doodle on his 93rd birth anniversary