Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President and Second President of India. He was born on 5th September 1888 in the Tamil Nadu at Tirutlani, India. His father name was Sarvepalli Veeraswamy and the mother was Sarvepalli Sita or Sitamma. He had four brothers and one sister. In 1903, he was married to Sivakamu, when he was just 16 years old and his wife was only ten years old. The teachers day is celebrated on the ocaasion of his birthday.
He was an exemplary teacher, a great philosopher, and a Hindu intellectual. Due to his excellent qualities, the Government of India has awarded him the most potent civilian award “Bharat Ratna”. He was amongst the first personalities in the nation to get this award in 1954, with C. Rajagopalachari and C.V. Raman awards. His birth date is commemorated as Teacher’s Day every year across the country.
“True teachers are those who help us think for ourselves” – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr Radhakrishnan Education
Dr. Radhakrishnan was an excellent student since his childhood. He went to the Christian missionary institution, Lutheran Mission School. He completed his graduation from Madras Christian College, Madras, with Psychology, History, and Mathematics, in 1904. In 1916 Radhakrishnan completed his MA in Philosophy and took a job as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Madras Residency College.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Contribution to India
In 1947 Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was selected as a member of the Constituent Assembly. He also worked as the chairman of various universities in the world.
Dr. Radhakrishnan was designated as the Vice President of the Indian Republic by forming a new job under the Indian constitution. After the completion of Rajendra Prasad’s Presidentship tenure in 1962, Radhakrishnan took the oath as President of India and finished his tenure of 5 years. Plato, a legend philosopher, said that philosophers should be kings and that the Great Indian Republic paid a real offering to Plato by making a scholar a president”.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Death
Each year on 5th September, his birth anniversary is celebrated as Teacher’s day all across the country. Once his followers and friends attended him and revealed their desire to honor his birthday. Then he proposed that he would feel pleased if his birthday would be celebrated as Teacher’s Day. Students commemorate that day with great pleasure and enthusiasm and all the teachers are honored. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan died on 17th April 1975.