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Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a teacher

The first vice president and second president of India Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 Sep 1888 – 17 Apr 1975). His optimistic philosophical brain found relation with the Western Culture and was formed comfort relations between the countries. Dr Sarvepalli was a bridge to connect India and The West.

The optimistic philosophical brain of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a teacher found the relation with the Western Culture. And was formed comfort relations between the countries. Dr Sarvepalli was a bridge to connect India and The West.

The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam with the statue of former president Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in the Parliament Museum in New Delhi on August 14, 2006.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 Sep 1888 – 17 Apr 1975) was not only a politician and philosopher but a great writer as well as one of the founders of Helpage India (non-profit organization for elderly people). His dedication in parliaments and understanding the status of the country, education system and the culture of India. One who brought new face of traditional India. Why teacher’s day is being celebrated on his birthday? There is reason behind that. They were his students, once had requested Radhakrishnan (when he was elected as president) to celebrate his birthday on 5th September.

— Dr said,

Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teachers' Day. 

Dr Radhakrishnan
The optimistic philosophical brain of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a teacher found the relation with the Western Culture. And was formed comfort relations between the countries. Dr Sarvepalli was a bridge to connect India and The West.

Appreciation by top influential leaders of India during the release of Commemorate of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan by upper house of bicameral parliament of India (1888–1988). He brought ancient tradition back to India with its redefinition, and one easily could understand its examples. He placed them in front of the people. Thus, he realized the men of India and their importance in the world.

Many ministers talk about Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as a teacher

— Former Prime Minister (1984 – 1989) Rajeev Gandhi Aug 16, 1988 Delhi,

I am glad that the Rajya Sabha Secretariat is bringing out a Commemorative Volume on the occasion of the birth centenary of India's great philosopher-statesman Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was the first Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Dr. Radhakrishnan earned high laurels for himself and for our country. He brought dignity and lustre to the several high offices which he held with great distinction. The Rajya Sabha had the honour of having Dr. Radhakrishnan as its first Chairman, fulfilling in every measure the high expectations of him that were voiced by Jawaharlal Nehru while felicitating Dr. Radhakrishnan on his election as Vice-President: You come to us with this background and experience and insight and knowledge of affairs in the East and the West, in the past and the present, and with some vision of the future, and I do not think our country could have been more fortunate than to have you in this high position. During his ten-year term as Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Dr. Radhakrishnan displayed his masterly skill in conducting the affairs of the House. He established important conventions, valuable practices and secured to the Rajya Sabha a distinct and dignified place in the parliamentary system of our country.”

— Lok Sabha Speaker, Bal Ram Jakhar,

An eminent son of modern India, Dr. Radhakrishnan's was a personality synthesizing the wisdom of the East and the West and of the past and the present. An eminent educationist, philosopher, statesman and an orator nonpareil, his contribution in guiding our Republic in its formative years was significant. A man of simple living, very high thinking and superb intellectual attainments, Dr. Radhakrishnan left an indelible mark on our national life. As the distinguished Presiding Officer of the Rajya Sabha from its very inception for a whole decade, and later our Rashtrapati (vice-president), he laid down many a sound tradition. Mine sincere congratulations to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat for celebrating, in a befitting manner, the centenary of this great representative of our composite culture achievements in many fields will, for long, be a source of pride and inspiration for our countrymen from all walks of life.

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan has the rare qualification of being equally versed in the great European and the not less great Asian Tradition, which may be said to hold in solution between them the Spiritual Wisdom of the World, and of thus speaking as a philosophical bi linguist upon it.

B D Jatti (5th vice president of India)

Radhakrishnan as a philosopher: by any measure Dr Sarvepalli is one of the rarest and most forceful combination of the idealistic thoughts of the Upanishadic origin and ethics of action so essential in our time as per Dr Gopal Singh.

He wrote “The ethics of Vedanta and its Metaphysical Preposition” at the age of 20. Dr Radhakrishnan explored the tradition of India, through his writings he manifested consciousness and concerns of man and his life in the world. And redefined the vision of Advaita Vedanta — the relationship between Brahmin and the worlds. The  motive of his writings was to represent the classic Indian thoughts which still found in Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and Brahma sutras.

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