Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Interesting Facts About India's Greatest Teacher - Mohan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Interesting Facts About India's Greatest Teacher


 The first person who comes to mind whenever we think about Teacher's day is the great Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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            But how he achieved this much greatness as a great teacher. It is not easy to become a legendary teacher like him. He got that through his moral values and his great teachings. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was regarded as one of the best Indian thinkers and more respected all over the country.

            Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a great philosopher and accomplished scholar. His philosophies motivated so many students and people. He was born on Sep 5th, 1888 in a town named Tituttani which is located in Tamilnadu. He became the second president of India and first vice president of India.

Interesting facts about Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan:

1. Do you know why we are celebrating Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan birthday as Teacher's day

              Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan only told to celebrate Teacher's day on his birthday. When he became the second president for India, his fans and all students wanted to celebrate his birthday very grandly and wanted to show their respect towards him. But Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan told like "Rather than celebrating my birthday separately with grand celebrations, I would be happier and privileged if Sep 5th is celebrated as Teacher's day".

2. Who called Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a great teacher

            Jawaharlal Nehru called Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a great teacher and he said like "It is India's special luck to have great philosopher and wonderful humanist and superb educationist like him".

3.  He was sent as the second ambassador from India to Russia

            He was sent as ambassador to Moscow to stop the Cold war. He met Stalin and answered all questions of Stalin patiently and made Stalin take an initial step towards to withdraw Cold war.

4.  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's first book was the Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore

            He was a great philosopher and writer. He wrote so many books like "The Hindu View of Life",  "Recovery of Faith" and  "An Idealist View of Life".

5.  He got so much respect and love from his students which results in him to get the greatest farewell

             In 1921 he got the farewell ceremony and after completion of the ceremony, his students asked him to sit in horse cart but that cart has no horses to pull it. Students themselves took the horses places and pulled the cart all over to the Mysore Railway Station to drop their greatest beloved treacher and bid farewell in a high manner.

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