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Great Indian Teachers who laid the foundation of Literature !

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Glorious Indian teachers who worked for Educational Upliftment in society and became great writers of all times :

5th Sept of every year is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and has been given the honor of being known as Teachers' Day. Have a look at the finest teachers who made India great.

''A good teacher is like a candle

- it consumes itself to light the way for others"

- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Our Indian Teachers have created the most prominent history and are considered as one of the noblest transformers of all time. Devising India has a deep-rooted history as far as the field of education is concerned and the contribution of our very skilled educationalists and teachers has been acknowledged globally.

Kavishala presents the finest Indian teachers who made our society a great place for budding learners and zeal to serve the nation and who have left evergreen marks in the field of education.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

  • In India, his birth anniversary is celebrated as Teacher's Day.
  • Being the first Vice President and the second President of the country he had also taught at Madras Presidency College, University of Mysore.
  • His utmost acknowledgment as a teacher of the most difficult concepts of philosophy made him earn a lot of accolades from scholars.
  • Krishnan Ji had made great emphasis on spiritual education and cultural ethics.
  • He taught students at his home sometimes and used to welcome them himself, offer them tea, and help them with lessons.
  • Once a few students proclaimed if they could celebrate his birthday, he replied, "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if my birth date is observed as Teachers' Day."

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

  • APJ Abdul Kalam was a scientist, a researcher, and India's 11th President as well.
  • Having huge advocacy of education as the primary driving force of personal growth, he believed that apart from holding a mere academic degree, a learner should also enhance interpersonal skills and caliber which are utilised more in shaping his career and life.
  • Served as a guest lecturer at IIM Shillong, Ahmedabad, and Indore and an honorary fellow of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • He taught at IT and IIIT, Hyderabad, and technology at BHU and Anna University.


  • Mostly known as Kautilya, and he is the 1st popular Indian scholar in the Indian history of education.
  • Having served as a professor of political science and economics at Takshila University. He later became a teacher at the same university
  • Famous books that reflect his attire are Arthshastra and Neetishastra.

Swami Dayanand Saraswati

  • Discoverer of Arya Samaj participated in the Hindu reform movement of the Vedic tradition.
  • Most commonly considered as a scholar of the Vedic lore and Sanskrit lipis.
  • Worked hard for promoting equal rights for women, such as the right to education and reading of Indian scriptures.
  • His critic on the Vedas from Vedic Sanskrit in Sanskrit is quite remarkable.

Rabindra Nath Tagore

  • Rabindranath Tagore took teaching out of the confines of the four walls of a room and formed a school that he hoped would be 'the connecting thread' between India and other provinces.
  • He taught under the shades of the tree and later on reinvented the concept of 'gurukul'.

Savitribai Phule

  • The very first educated female teacher of India's first women's school.
  • She founded modern Marathi poetry.
  • She had contributed to the upliftment and education of females in the country.
  • Having regained courage she opened a school for untouchable girls.
  • Orthodox society from the upper caste yelled at her efforts and threw stones and dung on her. Nevertheless, she continued with her teaching and efforts.
  • Eventually British government understood her caliber and honoured her contribution to education later on.

Swami Vivekananda

  • Vivekanand once said: Education is the manifestation of perfection already in men.
  • Called as the man behind 'Ramakrishna Mission', in which monks and laypeople would jointly undertake propagation of Practical Vedanta, and other forms of social services.
  • He promoted his teachings and philosophy and applied this reinterpretation to various aspects of education, faith, character building as well as social issues pertaining to the Indian economy.
  • Having propagated the Indian Gurukul system, where the educational institutions and the home are blended together and the teachers and students used to live together and work in a close and harmonious relationship
  • Contributed to youth empowerment and encouraged students to handle different life situations and become assets for the country.
  • He believed that a good citizen had infinite potential which can be manifested as excellence in every walk of life.

Munshi Premchand

  • Contributor of modern Hindustani literature and ethics.
  • Taught in a school of Chunar (UP).
  • Munshi Premchand Ji was very much influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

And, this is how we are seeing the World growing faster every day in the field of modern teaching techniques to the sole responsibility of building a strong nation.

“The mediocre teacher tells.

The good teacher explains.

The superior teacher demonstrates.

The great teacher inspires.”

– William Arthur Ward

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