Teachers play a big role
The world celebrates Teachers’ Day to honour teachers for their sincere efforts in imparting knowledge to students. Teachers’ Day celebrations are meant to convey the message that we care for the teachers, just as they care for us. On this day, students often dress up like their teachers and teach their juniors in classes, in the same way they have seen their teachers doing. Sometimes, teachers also sit in the classrooms and act like students, reliving the time when they were students themselves. This creates a bond of understanding between the teachers and the students.
Teachers play a major role in shaping a child’s career. Since children spend a lot of time in school in their formative and impressionable years, teachers wield a great influence on them. In most cases, countries celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education (for example, India has commemorated the birthday of her second President, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (September 5). This is the primary reason why different countries celebrate this day on different dates of the year, unlike many other International days. However, most of the countries celebrate the Teachers’ Day on October 5.