New Delhi: As India celebrates Teacher’s Day today, Google has paid tribute to our teachers with a cute doodle. If you open the Google homepage on Monday, you will be greeted with a series of hopping and jumping bespectacled pencils. While the smaller pencils depict students, the bigger pencil leading them is the teacher.
The teacher pencil can be seen reading and teaching out of a book, while the student pencils follow suit with glee — walking, skipping and jumping with mirth. The same doodle was used by Google on US’s Teachers’ Day which is celebrated on May 3. Schools and colleges across the country celebrate the day with special programmes and events to express gratitude for our teachers who show us the path to enlightenment.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of second President of the country Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a revered educationist, philosopher and recipient of highest civilian honour of the country Bharat Ratna. While India celebrates Teachers’ Day on September 5, World Teachers’ Day is on October 5.
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, also marked the day by taking a class at a government school in Delhi where he delivered an hour-long lecture on Indian politics.