September 5: A tribute to S. Radhakrishnan on Teachers' Day

Born on September 5, 1888, Dr Radhakrishnan not just served as the President of India but was also a scholar, philosopher, and Bharat Ratna awardee.

During his lifetime, Dr Radhakrishnan was a meritorious student, a celebrated teacher among students.

It's said that while he was serving as the 2nd President of India in 1962, his students approached him to seek permission to celebrate his birthday as a special day.

To this, Dr Radhakrishnan instead made a request to observe September 5 as Teachers' Day, to recognise the contribution of teachers to the society.

Despite all his achievements and contributions, Radhakrishnan remained a teacher throughout his life.

Source: Indian Express