Doodle salute to Google Guru, pays tribute to gurus by adorable way

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Every year, Teachers’ Day is celebrated to pay tribute to former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.

New Delhi , Sep 05 : On any particular occasion, Google makes doodles in a different way. Today  on the occasion of teachers day. Google has prepared a very cute little doodle. The doodle features an octopus as a teacher standing in front of a black-board and solving problems of various subjects. Fish, carrying notes, solving math equations, taking notes as well as reading also appear as students .

Every year, Teachers’ Day is celebrated to pay tribute to former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a philosopher, scholar, politician and an exemplary teacher. He was the first Vice President of the country and its second President.

He was born on 5 September 1888 in Tamil Nadu. He taught at the Presidency College in Chennai and the University of Calcutta (now Kolkata). He was Vice Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936. In 1962, he became the President of the country.

By nature Radhakrishnan was a person connected to the land. He was also known for his calm and simple nature. When he became President, he clearly told his well-wishers that instead of celebrating his birthday, he celebrates September 5 as Teachers’ Day.

He had said- “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my good fortune if September 5 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day,” since then, his birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India. The tradition of celebrating Teachers’ Day started when Dr. Radhakrishnan became President.

Dr. Radhakrishnan was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor in 1954. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize 27 times. He was nominated 16 times for the Nobel Prize in Literature and 11 times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

To mark the occasion, President Ramnath Kovind will felicitate the winners of National Teachers’ Awards 2018 at an event in New Delhi. A total of 46 teachers have been selected from across the country to be honoured for their contribution to the education sector.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had received nominations for the honour from 6 May to 25 June, after which the teachers were selected at three different stages. This year will mark the 61st year of the National Teacher’s Award.

Designated by UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 October internationally as a tribute to teachers and educators around the world. In India, the tradition of celebrating the day started in 1962 when Dr Radhakrishnan began his presidential term. The day is not to be confused with Guru Purnima, a more Hindu-Buddhist festival which also celebrates the student-teacher relationship.

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