World Teachers Day is an annual event observed on 5 October to honor and appreciate teachers for their contribution to education and development.
Organized on: 5 October
Organized by: UN, UNESCO
Introduced in: 1994 (UNESCO)
About World Teachers Day
In 1994, UNESCO proclaimed 5 October as World Teachers 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. The date commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of 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. Different countries celebrate this day on different dates.
Activities and Programs on World Teachers Day
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 on some other 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.