World Teachers Day: World Teachers’ Day also known as International Teachers’ Day is observed annually on October 5 since 1994.
The day is celebrated to honour teachers all around the world for their role in the economic development of their countries, as they are the sole reason for providing education to the society that enhances people’s quality of life.
It focuses on appreciation, assessment and changes required for teachers and is also an occasion to honour teachers for their contribution towards students.
Theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021:
The theme of World Teachers’ Day for 2021 is ‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery.’
This theme recognizes teachers for their tireless efforts even during times like the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. Due to their hardworking nature, teachers are known to help young children grow and learn, even in shaping the future generation.
History of the day:
The day was established in 1994, to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.
World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with the United Nations Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organization (ILO), and Education International (EI).