Date: 5 October
Organized By:UN, UNESCO
Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
In 1994, UNESCO proclaimed 5 October as World Teacher’ Day to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. This day also gives a chance to provide a time to look at and address issues pertaining to teachers.
According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.
Actions and Programs
Many events and activities are conducted around the world to make awareness about teacher issues, and also to give respect and honour teachers for their contribution towards the society and for the role they play in providing quality education at all levels.
Many countries worldwide observe World Teachers’ Day but in some countries observe teacher’s day at another day. The Educational International and its member organizations launch public awareness campaign to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession.
Seminars and conferences are conducted around the world by emphasizing the importance of teachers and learning. Social media plays a role in which many send e cards to remember and wish teachers for their support and contribution to student’s life and education.
The celebration of this day shows the love and affection of students towards the beloved teachers. They show respect and love by presenting gifts, flowers, cards etc. to teachers. Schools and educational institutions celebrate this day with various functions to honour teachers.