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Teachers’ Day 2019

Topics Covered:

  1. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.

 

Teachers’ Day 2019

 

What to study?

For Prelims and mains: Teachers Day Significance and about Radhakrishnan and his key contributions.

 

Context: Teacher’s Day is observed annually on September 5, as Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888.

 

Key facts:

  1. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was India’s first Vice President and second President.
  2. His book, ‘The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore’ attracted global attention to Indian philosophy.
  3. His philosophy was grounded in Advaita Vedanta. He defended Hinduism against “uninformed Western criticism” and played a major role in the formation of contemporary Hindu identity.
  4. He earned the reputation of being the bridge-builder between India and the West.
  5. He was one of the founders of Helpage India, a renowned NGO for elderly underprivileged in India.
  6. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1954.
  7. He was awarded several other distinguished awards as well such as a knighthood in 1931 and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.

 

Sources: pib.