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The teachers (Gurus) have carried great importance in ancient history. The Hindu Itihaas is filled with the mention of several Maharishis and sages who acted as true guides and spiritual leaders for the kings of those times. 

It is to honour and appreciate those gurus and teachers of our contemporary times, that Teacher’s Day is observed as a gesture of thanks in shaping the lives of their students on September 5 every year. However, different countries celebrate their respective Teacher’s day on different dates of the year. 

Interestingly, it is also the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-President of India and second President post India's independence. Considered as one of the most distinguished scholars of the country, and also a Bharat Ratna Award recipient he had worked as a professor at many Indian as well as international universities; the University of Mysore, University of Oxford and Chicago are a few examples of the same.

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Significance of Teacher’s Day

There is no denying that teachers play a very important role in helping the students become adults with knowledge and wisdom, thus becoming a good human being and an integral part of society.

Undoubtedly, it is an event which especially the students look forward to, as it gives them a chance to appreciate the efforts of their teachers for imparting true guidance and education to them. Thus, on the eve of Teacher’s Day, National Teachers’ Awards are conferred to the exceptionally well-performing teachers by the President of India. 

History Behind Teacher’s Day Celebrations

On September 5, 1962, the first-ever Teacher’s Day was celebrated in India. It was commemorated in the honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was born on September 5, 1882, in a Telugu family in Tamil Nadu. 

According to the story, after completing his master’s degree in Philosophy, he went on to teach at the University of Mysore and then Calcutta. During his teaching years, he was exceptionally respected and popular among the children. 

Later in his career, he became the first Vice-President of India. Then, once, on the occasion of his birthday, as he joined the office as the second President of India, a few of his students, as well as friends, requested him to let them observe his birthday at a grand scale. 

It was in reaction to this that he reportedly said: “Rather than celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5th of September is observed as Teachers’ Day.” With this gesture, he wanted to pay tribute to his teachers and since then, Teacher’s Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm. 

Major Attractions of Teachers Day

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, students in almost every school and even colleges commemorate this day with singing, dance and poetry competitions. Along with this, several other games and activities are also organized. The main purpose of all these activities done by students is to express gratitude towards their teachers. 

How to Reach

To reach Delhi, you will need to cover a total distance of about 2,169, 1,422, 1,518 km from Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata respectively. Here are the details on how you can travel to Delhi by the following means of public transport. 

By Air. Deboard at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and from there take a cab or some other means of public transport like a taxi, metro, auto-rickshaw or a bus. The airport is very well connected with other Indian cities via direct and connecting flights from most of the prominent Indian cities. 

  • From Hyderabad - Board Air India, IndiGo, Spicejet flights from Hyderabad Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000-4,000
  • From Guwahati - Board Air India, Spicejet, IndiGo flights from Guwahati Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000
  • From Imphal - Board Air India, IndiGo, Air Asia flights from Imphal Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000

By Train. You can easily travel by train to Delhi and deboard at Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal, Old Delhi Train station, New Delhi Railway Station or at Nizamuddin station as per your convenience. All these stations have very good train connectivity with other regions and districts. 

  • From Amritsar - Board ASR NED EXP SPL from Amritsar Junction and deboard at New Delhi Railway Station
  • From Bhopal - Board SBC NDLS AC EXP from Bhopal Junction and deboard at New Delhi Railway Station
  • From Chandigarh - Board Jan Shatabadi Spl from Chandigarh Junction and deboard at New Delhi Railway Station

By Road. If residing in nearby cities and towns, you can easily travel to Delhi via a well-maintained and structured network of roadways and national highways. From nearby cities like Lucknow, Amritsar, Chandigarh and even places like Jaipur you can consider booking state-run or private buses. Apart from buses, you can travel here by taxis or self-drive here. 

  • From Chandigarh - 245 km via NH44
  • From Moga - 360 km via NH52
  • From Agra - 231 km via Taj Express Highway 

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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