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125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. S. RADHAKRISHNAN

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125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. S. RADHAKRISHNAN

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5th of September 1988 in a village near Thiruttani in Tamil Nadu.His father’s name was S.Veeraswami and his mother’s name was S.Sitamma. His early years were spent in Thiruttani and Tirupati. He completed his B.A. and M.A degrees from Madras Christian College. He was great personality and famous teacher, Philosopher and author. He was very good in the academics and taught philosophy in Universities of Andhra, Mysore and Calcutta. He worked as vice chancellor at Andhra University and Vice chancellor of Banaras Hindu University. He was also appointed as ambassador to UNESCO in 1946 and ambassador to Soviet Union in 1949. He became the first Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962 and President of India from 1962 to 1967. He was awarded with the Bharat Ratna in 1954 along with the C. Rajagopalachari and C.V. Raman. He believed that “Teachers should be the best minds in the country”. Since 1962, his birthday 5 th September is celebrated in India as “Teacher’s Day” .After serving the country through his great works, he passed away on 17 th of April in 1975.
The Government of India released Commemorative Coin on the occasion of 125th Birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on 4th September 2015.