Teachers’ Day, also known as the World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on 5 October. This day is celebrated to honor and appreciate the services of teachers and also to address the problems and issues faced by the teachers.
Teachers’ Day Celebrations
As this Day is celebrated to honor the contributions of the teachers to the societies, different nations pay tribute and honor to the teachers on different dates of the year. Celebrations of this day started from 19th century. And after that it became a part of every country to celebrate this day.
Many countries celebrated Teachers’ Day on October 5 after the establishment of this day by UNESCO in 1994. To celebrate Teachers’ Day UNESCO and Education International (EI) started a campaign to highlight the importance of teachers and the role plays by the teachers for the betterment of the societies and for the mankind.
So in this respect different themes are introduced to highlight the importance of the teachers. For instance in 2018, the theme which UNESCO adopted was: “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher. It commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and serves as a reminder that the right to education cannot be fulfilled without having trained and well qualified teachers.
This day is celebrated in more than 100 countries of the world and every country celebrate this day with different styles of paying tribute to teachers. Different events are held in schools, colleges and universities by the students during this day.
An Intergovernmental Conference on the Status of Teachers in Paris, France, was held On October 5 October, 1966 and the “Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers” was signed by representatives of UNESCO and International Labor Organization. The 29th session of UNESCO’s General Conference was held On October 12, 1997. The “Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel” was adopted during this conference, on November 11, 1997,
On October 5, 1994, first time this day was celebrated. This event has been organized on the same date every year since then. However same event was celebrated in different countries on different days because of the seasonal differences in both hemispheres and the resultant summer vacations in that parts of the world.
Observances of this day over the Years