Guwahati : Google on Thursday, September 5, dedicated an animated doodle to Teacher’s across the nation on the occasion of Teacher’s Day in the honour of former President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.
The animated Google doodle, which runs on a loop, depicts an octopus in front of a board teaching various subjects like maths and chemistry to schools of fish. September 5 is Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary. The day is marked as Teacher’s Day since 1962.
Teacher’s Day is marked in many countries. UNESCO’s recommendation for the celebration is October 5, but several countries observe the day in memory of their educator-turned-leaders just like India – Costa Rica (November 22), Czech Republic (March 28), and Ecuador (April 13).
India also observes ‘Guru Purnima’ along with Nepal on a full moon day in June-July.
There are many other countries who dedicate a day of the year to their teachers who have contributed so much for the society as well as for the education of the children of the nation.