Dr S Radhakrishnan Jayanthi


Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a professor, philosopher, and statesman who served as the first Vice President of India and the second President of Independent India. Dr Radhakrishnan is one of India's most distinguished scholars of philosophy and an esteemed academician.

Dr S Radhakrishnan Jayanthi 2023

Tue , 5th Sep 2023

He was born in Tiruttani, which was in Chittoor district now in Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu. His family hails from Sarvepalli in Andhra Pradesh. He began his primary education in Tiruttani, and Tirupathi. Radhakrishnan as a student was awarded many scholarships throughout his academic life. He joined the Madras Christian College at the age of 16 and finished both his under graduation and Masters in the year 1909.

Dr Radhakrishna, a great academician

After completing his master’s at Madras Christian College, he became Assistant Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College. Subsequently he also worked at may significant universities influencing and inspiring many students. He was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mysore, the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford. At Oxford, he was the first Indian to hold a professorial chair followed by other international renowned universities like Harvard & University of Chicago. In 1930, at the University of Chicago he was appointed as a Haskell lecturer in Comparative Religion. For his great services to education, he was knighted by George V during the June 1931 Birthday Honours of the King. He also served as a vice chancellor of many universities like Banaras Hindu University and Andhra University.

Dr Radhakrishnan, an accomplished Statesman

Dr Radhakrishnan’s political career preceded his international presence. After the independence, Dr. Radhakrishnan represented India at UNESCO, also was an Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union, from the years 1949 to 1952. After which he was elected to the Constituent Assembly of India. Dr. Radhakrishnan was elected as the first Vice-President of India in 1952 and elected as the second President of India in the years 1962–1967. Teacher’s Day was announced in honour of Radhakrishnan's ideology that "teachers should be the best minds in the country" to celebrate the great work of teachers in inspiring young minds.

Dr S Radhakrishnan Jayanthi festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Thursday, 5th of September

2020

Saturday, 5th of September

2021

Sunday, 5th of September

2022

Monday, 5th of September

2023

Tuesday, 5th of September

2024

Thursday, 5th of September

2025

Friday, 5th of September

2026

Saturday, 5th of September

2027

Sunday, 5th of September

2028

Tuesday, 5th of September

2029

Wednesday, 5th of September

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