New Delhi: Teacher's Day in India is held on September 5, on the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India's second President and an extremely respected scholar and teacher of philosophy. It is the day that Indians honour the teachers for their immense contribution to the country and the community.
The idea of celebrating Teachers' Day took ground independently in various countries during the 20th century. In most countries, people celebrate a local educator. For example, Argentina commemorates educationist Domingo Faustino Sarmiento's death on September 11 since 1915,
However, the World Teachers' Day is observed exactly a month later, on October 5.
The UNESCO started observing October 5 as World Teachers' Day from 1994. Over 100 countries mark this event to pay respect to the teaching community.