On the anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami paid tribute to the former Indian President and Bharat Ratna on Tuesday. The late Indian President was remembered and given floral tributes at the Chief Minister’s residence in Dehradun, according to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). On “Teacher’s Day,” the Chief Minister also sent his warmest greetings to all educators who have contributed greatly to the development of the country and society, according to the CMO.
Radhakrishnan was born as Sarvepalli Radhakrishnayya into a Telugu-speaking family of Sarvepalli Veeraswami and Sithamma. He was the second born of three siblings in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu.
After Radhakrishnan became the President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, on 5 September.
His birthday has since been celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India.
A philosopher-author and India’s second President, he was born on September 5, 1888. His contribution to the field of education is exemplary.
The tradition to celebrate Teachers’ Day began in 1962 to honour the former president and all the teachers across the country