5 great teachers who transformed Indian Education system
5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s day to tribute to every teacher in the nation who works tirelessly for building young minds. India celebrates the Teacher’s day on the birth anniversary of India’s philosopher and first vice president of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Teacher’s Day 2022:
University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared that it is going to launch new research grants and a series of Fellowship schemes on the occasion of Teachers’ Day (i.e.today), 5 September.
The ‘Dr Radhakrishnan UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship’ intends to give an opportunity to take advanced studies and research in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences including languages offered in Indian universities and institutions.
Here are 5 greatest teachers who transformed Indian education system from the root.
1.) Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna:
Born: 5th September, 1988
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna was a scholar, an educator, and a researcher who turned into politician to join in India’s movements to end British history.
He was a highly respected teacher, scholar, and philosopher.
He served as the first vice president of India from 1952 to 1962.
Dr. Radhakrishna was awarded with the Indian’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1954.
2.) Savitribai Phule:
Savitribai Pule had given her entire life in promotion of gender equality and girls’ education amidst various cultural challenges. Savitribai Phule, who had not attained any formal education prior to her marriage, was the first Indian woman to become a teacher.
3.) Swami Vivekananda:
Swami Vivekananda was born in Kolkata in 12th January 1863 and he was a notable Indian reformer and also regarded as one of the country’s greatest teachers and possessed an intelligence that was incomparable.
He is the founder of “Ramakrishna Mission,” where his devotees and monks learn and teach about Practical Vedanta.
4.) Rabindra Nath Tagore:
Rabindra Nath Tagore had produced the belief of learning via activities that has proven an effective way to improve a child’s physical and mental skills.
As a result Rabindra Nath Tagore had founded ‘Shantiniketan’ to promote the incorporation of physical activities like theatre, tree climbing, fruit plucking, dance and a lot more.
5.) Dr APJ Abdul Kalam:
Dr. APJ Abdul Kamal was the 11th president of India and was a well-known scientist.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kamal was nicknamed as ‘Missile Man of India’ as he had contributed significant role in India’s most of missiles programmes.
He was a unswerving advocate of education and believed that in addition to earning an academic degree, students should develop their skills to have a successful career and life.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was awarded with India’s highest civilian honor ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1997.
He was also the recipient of Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Veer Savarkar award and many more prestigious awards and honours.
Question & Answer:
Q1. On which day India celebrates Teacher’s Day to recognize the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan every year?
Ans. 5th September
Q2. In which year Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan had been conferred with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna?
Q3. Who was known as ‘Missile Man of India’ for his/her contribution in development of missile programmes?
Ans. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam