Teacher's Day 2017: Teachers who transformed Indian education
Wishing all teachers a happy Teacher's Day 2017. Today is Teacher's Day and let us take a look at the teachers who transformed India's education system.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
The Teacher's Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Upon being approached by his students to celebrate his birthday, he asked the day to be celebrated as Teacher's Day in honor of all the teachers across the country.
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam
Dr Kalam fondly referred to as the Peoples' President was a scientist and an exceptional teacher. After leaving office as the President, Dr. Kalam joined IIM Shillong, Ahmedabad, and Indore as a visiting professor. He was also an Honorary Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Rabindranath Tagore was a visionary who founded the Visva Bharati University in Shantiniketan where students were educated on not just bookish knowledge but also given emotional, intellectual and spiritual guidance.
A Hindu reformer who founded Arya Samaj. He was a great advocate of female education and right to education for all. He also established separate vedic schools for boys and girls where education was imparted on the basis of ancient vedic principle.
The earliest pioneers of female education, Savitribai Phule was an Indian social reformer. She along with her husband Jyotirao Phule opened the first girl's school in Pune. She was also the first female teacher in her school.