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Personalities - Important dates

* 2 Oct 2021
Gandhiji was born in Porbandar, Gujarat to Karamchand Gandhi (alias Kaba Gandhi) & Putlibai on 2nd October in the year 1869. His birth anniversary is celebrated as "Gandhi Jayanthi".

* 5 Sep 2021
Teacher's day - 5th September
In India, since 1962, Sep 5th is celebrated as Teacher's day.  When  Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 Sep 1888 - 17 Apr 1975) became the second President of India, his students expressed the wish to celebrate his birthday as a special day.  He requested them to honour teachers and celebrate the day as Teacher's Day.
After completing his education at Madras Christian College in 1909, Dr.Radhakrishnan became Assistant Professor and later Professor of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College then subsequently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mysore (1918-1921); the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta (1921-1932) and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford (1936-1952) by which he became the first Indian to hold a professorial chair at the University of Oxford. He also served as a Lecturer at Manchester College, Oxford in 1926, 1929, and 1930. In 1930 he was appointed Haskell lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Chicago.

* Jul 2021
Children's Day - 14th November
Every year, the birthday of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children's Day.