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Google celebrates Teacher’s Day with doodle

Google turns its logo into colourful virtual classroom on Teacher’s Day.

tech Updated: Sep 05, 2017 12:20 IST
Check out today’s Google Doodle.
Check out today’s Google Doodle.(Google)

Google is celebrating Teacher’s Day with a new doodle on its home page. The logo has been turned into a colourful animated virtual classroom.

The ‘g’ in the centre of the Google logo appears to be a teacher while the other alphabets look like attentive students. In the background, there’s a slideshow of different subjects such as mathematics, music, geography, science, environmental studies and so on.

The first Teachers’ Day was celebrated in India in 1962, when Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan began serving as the second president of India.

To celebrate his esteemed position, his students suggested that his birthday be celebrated as ‘Radhakrishnan Day’.

However, he declined and suggested that instead of celebrating his birthday, it would be his proud priviledge if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day everywhere.

Radhakrishnan was born in 1882 in a town called Tirutani in Andhra Pradesh.

He became the first Vice President of India in 1952 and took on the role as the nation’s second

President in 1962 until 1967.

He was awarded with the Bharat Ratna in 1984 and the British Order of Merit in 1963.

Radhakrishnan , who passed away on April 17, 1975, remained a teacher throughout his life and teachers’ Day is celebrated in the memory of India’s first Vice President. (ANI)