Why Dr. S Radhakrishnan's Birth Anniversary Is Celebrated As Teachers' Day

Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in India to acknowledge the contribution of teachers to the society.

The day marks the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India and the first Vice President.

But why is the birth anniversary of Dr. Radhakrishnan celebrated as Teacher's Day in India?

This is because after he took over as the President of India in 1962, some students asked him for permission to celebrate his birthday.