World Teacher’s Day

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World Teacher's day

Teachers are the epitome of knowledge and guidance. Their contributions are by far the most impactful and influential in the overall growth and development. Thus, World Teacher’s Day is dedicated to all the teachers across the globe to thank them for their valuable contributions and investments in every student and enlighten them towards the right path in life and make them capable enough both personally and professionally to be better citizens of the world. 

History and Significance

The roots of the initiative were laid in 1966 when UNESCO convened an intergovernmental conference in Paris to adopt the UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerned with the status of teachers in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO). The recommendation sets the rights and responsibilities of a teacher as well as international standards for their initial preparation and further education, requirement, employment, teaching and learning conditions. 

To commemorate the great initiative UNESCO proclaimed 5 October to be International Teacher’s Day in 1994. The day is globally celebrated on 5 October to honour and pay tribute to the contributions of teachers and acknowledge the challenges faced by the profession and address their rights and responsibilities. In India, 5 September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day to appreciate teachers for their efforts and also to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

How is it Celebrated?

Teachers are the potters of a better society and generation. Thus it is necessary to celebrate our teachers wholeheartedly. The day is celebrated globally in more than 100 nations by organizing various festivals and events in schools and colleges. Many students gift flowers and other items to teachers as a token of appreciation. Apart from the offline festivities many online programs, events, workshops, and educational seminars are also conducted in many nations. UNESCO will hold a World Teacher’s Day event in Paris which will include many online and offline award ceremonies.

They say a great teacher is worth more than an entire library. So, on this International Teacher’s Day let’s appreciate our teachers for their contribution and hard work they have given to shape us to be better individuals of tomorrow. 

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World Teacher’s Day 2022 Theme

This year we celebrate the 28th anniversary of World Teacher’s Day. The theme for this year is “The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers” This will be focused on initiatives that encourage countries to prioritize global education with the aim to provide quality learning to all and stand with our teachers to make it accessible.  

Greatest Teachers of All Time 

Following are the greatest teachers of all time:

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1988 in Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India. He was one of the best teachers in Indian history. His birthday is celebrated as a teacher’s day in India. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan believed that “A teacher is the one who helps us think for ourselves”

Sir Isaac Newton 

Sir Isaac Newton was born on 25 December 1642 in Lincolnshire, England. He made a great contribution to the field of mathematics and physics and establish the theory of gravity. He also gave the three fundamental laws of motion.

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 and was the 11th President of India. He was called the missile man of India because of his contributions to the field of nuclear and space engineering. The country celebrates student’s day on his birthday i.e 15 October.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born on 14 March 1879 in Ulm, Germany. He was a world-renowned theoretical physicist. He is best know for establishing the theory of relativity. He is one of the most influential and greatest physicists of all time. He also received a Nobel prize in physics for his contributions to the field. 


What is the theme of World Teacher’s Day 2022?

The theme for this year’s Teacher’s Day is “The Transformation of education Begins with Teachers.”

When is World Teacher’s Day celebrated?

World Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5 October. 

When was World Teacher’s Day first celebrated?

World Teacher’s Day was first celebrated On 5 October 1994.

Why is World Teacher’s Day celebrated?

It is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerned with the status of teachers in cooperation with the International Labour Organization. 

World Teacher’s Day is certainly an academic festival where students or more correctly learners celebrate their mentors and teachers who have been the light of knowledge in their personal and professional growth. Are you planning to study abroad? Reach out to Leverage Edu experts for end-to-end assistance regarding your study abroad journey. Call us at 1800 57 2000 to book a FREE 30-minutes counselling session today

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