Teacher’s Day 2018: Facts to know about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teacher’s Day 2018: Facts to know about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

FACTS | September 5, 2018:

 "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid rich tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and hailed the teaching community in the country on the occasion of September 5.

India celebrated Teacher's Day on September 5 on the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who is India's 2nd President and great scholar and teacher. It is also celebrated to raise the status of Teachers as in the recent times.

Here are some facts about the second President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

#1. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born Sarvepalli in a Telugu family, a village near Thiruttani India, in the erstwhile Madras Presidency near the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu states.

#2. His academic appointments included professor of Philosophy at the University of Mysore (1918-1921), the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta (1921–1932) and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford (1936–1952).

#3. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan represented India at UNESCO (1946–52) and was later Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union, from 1949 to 1952.

#4. Radhakrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country". Since 1962, his birthday is celebrated in India as Teachers' Day on 5 September.

#5. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was awarded several high awards during his life, including a knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, in 1954, and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.

Source inputs: Wikipedia

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