Google marks Teacher's Day with its doodle

ANI | Updated: Sep 05, 2017 07:53 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 05 (ANI): Google Doodle has turned its logo into a colourful virtual classroom to celebrate Teacher's Day today.

The 'g' in the centre of the Google logo appears to be a teacher while the other alphabets look like attentive students. In the background, there's a slideshow of different subjects such as mathematics, music, geography, science, environmental studies and so on.

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 be celebrated as 'Radhakrishnan Day'.

However, he declined and suggested that instead of celebrating his birthday, it would be his proud priviledge 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 with 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. (ANI)

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