Teacher’s Day 2019: Facts to know about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


FACTS | September 5, 2019:

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela 

Here are some facts about the second President of India Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

#1. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born Sarvepalli in a Telugu family, village near Thiruttani India, in the erstwhile Madras Presidency near the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu states.

#2. His academic appointments included professor of Philosophy at the University of Mysore (1918-1921), the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta (1921–1932) and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford (1936–1952).

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#3. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan represented India at UNESCO (1946–52) and was later Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union, from 1949 to 1952.

#4. Radhakrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country". Since 1962, his birthday is celebrated in India as Teachers' Day on 5 September.

#5. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was awarded several high awards during his life, including a knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, in 1954, and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.