Teachers Day is celebrated the world over. However, the dates can vary country or region-wise. Teachers Day is observed in honor, respect, and admiration, value, in appreciation and to thank the teachers, mentors, couches, and Gurus on this special day. The practice of observance of Teachers Day dates back at least about 200 years in history.
Teachers Day celebration date in some of the countries is like for UAE, Russia, Kuwait, Japan, Germany, Canada etc – 5th October; US – 1st week of May; China – 10th September etc.
In India and Nepal, Teachers Day can also be related to Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima in 2018 was observed on the 27th of July. It falls on the full moon, Purnima, in the Hindu lunar calendar month of Ashadha. Guru means the Master, supreme Teacher, guide. Teachers Day also marks the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, born on the 5th of September, 1888; hence the observance of Teachers Day in India as the 5th of September.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the 2nd President of India. He was highly qualified, and a renowned Philosopher, Educationist, and Professor. His invitations-appointments included the Oxford University.
A famous quote by Dr. Radhakrishnan is—
A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science.
Many students, children, schools, educational institutes organize sweets, gifts, debates or party gatherings; many recapitulate speeches etc in tribute to their respective Teachers. They wish, praise, cherish, pamper and thank them on this occasion. Many celebrities, political leaders, corporate leaders, noble personalities etc send out greeting messages especially on the social media sites like Twitter, Facebook Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Plus, WhatsApp, YouTube, SMS, blog sites etc.
One of the popular Guru Mantras program-series, a popular source of knowledge, wisdom, spiritual growth, success in life etc is guided by renowned Astro-Guru Gurudev GD Vashist. There is also at times a live question-answer session. In Astrology, the planet Mercury, Budh, is responsible for Education, knowledge, Jupiter (Brahaspati) for higher education etc in a native’s birth chart, Kundli. In the astrological chart, Houses 2nd and the 4th are accountable for education.
We wish all Teachers a Happy Teachers Day.
Mantra for planet Mercury, Budh is—
Om Braam Breem Braum Sah Budhaay Namah
ॐ ब्रां ब्रीं ब्रौं सः बुधाय नमः