History Behind World’s Teachers Day

5th of October, a day for appreciating teachers effects to nourish us from the beginning up till now. It’s like a rainy day of love and gifts for teachers but there is more behind teachers day than just a symbol of appreciation. More than 100 countries around the World celebrate mutually but some has their own history and day such as India celebrates on 5th september in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: a celebrated academic, India’s first vice president and second president born on September 5, 1888. When Dr Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, his birthday came to be observed as Teachers’ Day.

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

5th October Background:

5th October was established as a World Teacher’s day after the 1966 signing of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recommendation concerning the around the World status of teachers. The recommendation is somewhat a standard setting instrument that outlined the standards and opportunities regarding teachers recruitment, initial training and working conditions as well as the continuing education and it also included education personnel policy.

UNESCO celebrate World Teacher’s Day each year with a theme. For 2018, the UNESCO adopted the theme: “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher, Insisting that the quality education can only be spread through contribution of teachers.

The day is not only for appreciating teachers but also a reminder to improve, assist, discuss and consider the issues regarding teaching and teachers. Teacher respect is the part of natural order and it is the duty and responsibility of teachers as well to be great or at least a suitable mentor, as the profession holds the power to build or even entirely destroy the student.

In Pakistan we celebrate pretty much all the universal mutually celebrated days, but do ever consider the background about it? A large quantity of teachers are affected in terms of facilities and opportunities, that further affects the education of youth. Along we appreciation, assistance and consideration is important as well.


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