India 1967 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - 75th Birth Anniversary

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  • Issue Date: 5 Sep 1967
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Radhakrishnan was elected as the first Vice President of India in 1952. He was elected as the second President of India (1962–1967). When he became President, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, 5th September. He replied, "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5th September is observed as Teachers' Day." His birthday has since been celebrated as Teachers' Day in India.

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