Kushal Kumar Jha
Celebration of teachers in COVID times| Teacher's day special
Updated: Sep 6, 2020
Teacher's day is celebrated every year in India on 5th September. It is the birth anniversary of India's former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Scholar, educationalist, and Bharat Ratna recipient Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on 5th September 1888. Dr. Radhakrishnan served as the first Vice President of Independent India and went on to become it's second President in 1962. In 1908, Dr. Radhakrishnan taught Philosophy at Madras Presidency College.
Every year this day is celebrated in high regard across India. Students in both schools and colleges perform various cultural activities, dress as their favorite teachers and gift presents to their Gurus.
Teaching has always been considered as a noble profession. Even in India's ancient culture, teachers were always respected the most by people. At present, in the times of COVID 19, there won't be any physical outdoor activities but the essence of this great day will remain the same with students wishing their favorite teachers and seeking blessings from them.
Teachers are going through a lot of problems during the ongoing pandemic. Delayed or minimal salary, lack of secondary sources of income are a big challenge that our teachers are facing every day. Everyone should come forward and help their beloved teachers in this crisis of a situation while avoiding making fun of teachers in the age of online learning.
PM Modi on several occasions, has said that it's high time that India becomes the biggest exporter of qualified teachers.