New Delhi: Google’s Doodle has turned its logo into a colourful virtual classroom to celebrate Teacher’s Day today.
The ‘g’ in the centre of Google’s logo has made a teacher while the other letters are behaving as attentive students. There’s also a slideshow of different subjects in the background such as mathematics, music, geography, and science.
The first Teachers’ Day was celebrated in India in 1962 when Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan began serving as the second president of India.
To celebrate his esteemed position, his students suggested that his birthday to be celebrated as ‘Radhakrishnan Day’.
However, he declined and suggested that instead of celebrating his birthday, it would be his proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day everywhere.
Radhakrishnan was born in 1882 in a town called Tirutani in Andhra Pradesh. He became the first Vice President of India in 1952 and took on the role as the nation’s second President in 1962 until 1967.
He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1984 and the British Order of Merit in 1963.
Radhakrishnan, who passed away on April 17, 1975, remained a teacher throughout his life and teachers’ Day is celebrated in the memory of India’s first Vice President.
-With ANI inputs