Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is one of the best people one can ever get to know about because he was a great person but still he stayed humble all his life. He never had problems with anyone, and even if he had, it was from the other’s side and not from his side. He brought peace in various regions of India during his time span as Vice President and as President of the country.
The Second President of India
After Rajendra Prasad, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the second President of Independent India in 1962. He worked with four prime ministers during his span of five years as a President.
He does not get enough fame of the work he did, but people need to dig information about him to find out that he was the one who actually brought the peace in India and Indian people. People feel that it was only Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel who took the responsibility of peace in India but it was Dr. Radhakrishnan as well who brought the peace in India.
Most Loveable Person
Like most of the people involved in the independence of the country, he also got a lot of love from people. Here is why:
- He got educated from one of the best institutions at that time, and that is why he gained a lot of knowledge of Philosophy, and he worked as a professor at various places, and he got praised by lots of students for his way of teaching.
- He brought the western civilization in India and still there was great peace in the country, and that is why people around the world said that he could be the only one who acted as a bridge between Indian civilization and western civilization. It was because before him, people didn’t like western civilization more but he brought lots of changes in the country and adapted some of the western thoughts in the Indian culture as well.
- He acted as a great President and never got a part of any controversy or scam that is why he got loved by people from all around the country.
How Teacher’s Day Started Getting Celebrated
- Teacher’s day gets celebrated every year on 5th of September to remember the great President Dr. Radhakrishnan on his birthday.
- Teacher’s day started getting celebrated because the followers of Dr. Radhakrishnan wanted to celebrate his birthday on 5th September 1962, but he replied that he would love if the day gets celebrated as teacher’s day rather than his birthday.
- From 5th September 1962 onwards, 5th September 1962 gets celebrated as teacher’s day.
- Every year 5th of September, in schools, teachers are rested, and senior students get the opportunity to teach junior students. Students enjoy their time dancing, singing and playing different games.
Awards and Other Recognitions of Dr. Radhakrishnan
Dr. Radhakrishnan didn’t only earn a great name for himself, but he also gained a lot of awards
- He got nominated 16 times for the noble prize of literature, and he also got nominated 11 times for noble prize of peace.
- In 1989, Oxford University started a scholarship named as Institution of the Radhakrishnan scholarships which got dedicated as a tribute to Dr. Krishnanshnan.
- In 1968, he got an honor of Sahitya Akademi fellowship which was the highest honor conferred to a writer. And he is also the first writer to get this award.
- He worked on a lot of books, and other works name of some of them are as followed – The philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore, Indian Philosophy, The Hindu view of life, An idealist view of life, The Bhagavadgita, The Principal Upanishads, etc.
These were a few honors and good works of Dr. Radhakrishnan which made him popular among a lot of people.
All in all, Dr. Radhakrishnan was a great human being, a great freedom worker, a great philosopher, and a great President. He may have never got the fame that he deserved, but he made sure that he does the work in silence without getting any fame. That is why he got awarded and rewarded by people and organizations all around the world. We should remember our 2nd President of India Dr. Radhakrishnan on every 5th September of the year which is his birthday and which also gets celebrated as the teacher’s day in India.