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COMMENT | Teachers’ Day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers and to honour their special contributions and their inspirational role in our lives.

Being an educator and the daughter of educators, being married to one and a mother to five children, I have seen Teachers’ Day being celebrated in all its various forms. Historically, it has been linked to significant events in a country, which is why different countries celebrate this day on different dates.

When is Teachers’ Day?

In India, the birthday of the second president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sept 5, is celebrated as Teachers’ Day since 1962 while in Bhutan, it is on May 2 - the birthday of the third king of Bhutan who introduced modern education to the country.

On May 16, 1956, the Federation of Malaya endorsed the Razak Report, one of four reports of the Education Committee and which has been the basis of education in Malaysia ever since.

That is why we...

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