Celebrationof Birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as Teachers' Day
Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888, in a middle classfamily in the pilgrim town of Tirutani. His father, it is said, did not wanthis son to learn English, instead wanted him to become a priest. However, afeature by Press Information Bureau says that, the talents of the boy were sooutstanding that he was sent to school at Thirupati and then Vellore.
Later, Dr. Radhakrishnan joined the ChristianCollege, Madras, and studied philosophy there. Drawn by accident into the worldof philosophy, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan by his confidence, concentrationand strong convictions went on to become a great philosopher the country haveever produced.
According to Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia,the main part of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's life was spent as an academic;he was a philosophy professor at Mysore (1918-21) and Calcutta (1921-31,1937-41) universities and also held a professorship in eastern religion andethics at Oxford (1936-52).
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was performed as vicechancellor of Andhra University and Benares Hindu University. He was also thechancellor of University of Delhi from 1953 to 1962.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was ambassador to the Union ofSoviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1949 to 1952 and vice president of Indiafrom 1952 to 1962 before his election as president of India. He was presidentfrom 1962 to 1967