In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on September 5 to mark the birthday of the country’s former President, scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna awardee, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on this day in 1888.
When Dr Radhakrishan took the office of the second President of India in 1962, his students approached him to seek permission to celebrate September 5 as a special day. Dr Radhakrishnan instead made a request to observe September 5 as Teachers’ Day, to recognise the contribution of teachers to society.
Ever since then, September 5 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day across schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions.
In St.Britto’s Academy, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the 5th of September. We had two slots – Primary at 9:30 am and High school at 11 am. The programme started with God’s blessing through a prayer song by the choir students of Class IV, followed by a bible reading and prayer by Gladis Prarthana from class IX. Thushara of Class IV C delivered the welcome address and Fenil of Class IX spoke about the significance of the day.
The students of Class V, IX and XI entertained the teachers with various dance forms like kolattam, folk and western.
Class XII students gave a special programme of a Music band, Mashup song and Dance and it was a feast to the eyes and the ears of the teachers.
Our beloved Principal gave a passionate speech on the theme of Teachers’ Day.
A variety of games were conducted by the Prefects Council and it was mindblowing when the students involved all the teachers in the games.
The students thank all the teachers for providing great education and holistic development to all students.