Films Division to screen documentary on Bharat Ratna Dr. Radhakrishnan on Teachers’ Day
New Delhi: On Teachers’ Day tomorrow (5th September, 2020), Films Division will be screening a documentary on Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India and eminent philosopher-academic. The film, “Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan-President of India” (38 min./Col /Eng./ N. S. Thapa), made in 1966 when Dr Radhakrishnan was President, will be streamed online at www.filmsdivision.org/Documentary of the Week and https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmsDivision.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a staunch believer of education and was a well-known philosopher, scholar and above all, a teacher. Dr Radhakrishnan received several honours including Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, in 1954.
Since the year 1962, 5th September, his birth date is celebrated in India as Teachers’ Day as tribute to the great scholar-teacher and also to mark the contribution made by teachers to the society.