October 5: World celebrates International Teachers’ Day

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NEW DELHI: World Teachers Day or International Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on 5th October since 1994. More than 100 nations actively take part in the celebration of the day globally. International Teachers’ Day or World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on October 5. Every year a theme is chosen to celebrate the day, last year the theme was “Engaging Teachers” while this year’s theme is “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher”.

This year, the World Teachers’ Day will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights (1948).

The World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

This recommendation talks about the rights and responsibilities of teachers and set standards for recruitment, employment, teaching and learning conditions.




The International Teachers’ Day is celebrated to highlight the role of a teacher in the development of a student and as well as the society.

UNESCO and Education International (EI), with the help of several media organisations highlight the points that how teachers lay the foundation of a civilised and progressive society.

Source: Times of India