Teachers' Day is celebrated in India on September 5 as a tribute to the second President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was an exemplary teacher. He was also a philosopher, scholar and politician. His work dedicated towards education shaped the youth of the country in the early years of the democracy.
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The tradition of celebrating Teachers' Day started in the 1960s. Students in schools and colleges and in people across fields pay tributes to their teachers on this day for their guidance to build a better tomorrow.