• On the occasion of Teacher’s Day 2022, the Prime Minister of India announced a new initiative – PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India).
  • It will be a laboratory for the new National Education Policy (NEP)and under the first phase, 14,500 schools will be upgraded.
  • Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year, since 1962, on September 5, to recognise and celebrate the works of educators including teachers, researchers and professors in India.
  • After DrSarvepalliRadhakrishnan took charge as the President of India in 1962, some students sought permission from him to celebrate his birthday. DrRadhakrishnan, however, did not approve any fancy celebration but rather requested that the day be observed as Teachers’ Day.


  • He was born into a Telugu family in Tiruttani town of Tamil Nadu, on September 5, 1888.
  • He studied philosophy at the Christian College, Madras.
  • After completing his degree, he became a Professor of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College and then subsequently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mysore.
  • He served as the first Vice-President of India from 1952 to 1962 and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967.
  • He was also the Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union from 1949 to 1952.
  • He also served as the fourth Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 1939 to 1948.
  • In 1984, he was posthumously (after death) awarded the Bharat Ratna. 

National Teachers Awards 2022

  • On the Occasion of Teacher Day (5th September), the President of India conferred the National Teachers Awards 2022 to 45 exceptional teachers from across India today.
  • The coveted prize was awarded to teachers from various states including Telangana, Maharashtra, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Punjab.
  • Every year on Teachers Day, the Ministry of Education organizes a national level function to confer the National Awards to Teachers to the best teachers in the country.
  • Every winner of the National Teachers Awards is honored with a certificate of merit, a cash reward of Rs 50,000 and a silver medal.
  • The National Awards to Teachers 2022 seek to celebrate the unique and major contributions of the teachers in the nation-building of India.
  • The awards are conferred to honor those teachers who through their commitment and industry have not only improved the quality of school education but have also enriched the lives of their students.


About ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

Check Also


The country has 18 percent of the world’s population, but only 4 percent of its …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Free Updates to Crack the Exam!
Subscribe to our Newsletter for free daily updates