17 APRIL - DR SARVEPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN ( 1888 to 1975)
Dr S Radhakrishnan’s birth date 05 September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day, as a mark of respect and tribute to the thinker and educationist that he was. His first book published in 1908, titled ‘The Ethics of the Vedanta and Its Material Presupposition’, established his fame as a great philosopher. He was instrumental in enlightening the Western world about India’s religious and intellectual heritage. Dr Radhakrishnan was the President of India from 1962 to 1967. His meritorious service over the years and his comprehensive knowledge won him numerous awards, accolades, and titles. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in 1931, but declined to use the title ‘Sir’, and embraced his academic title ‘Doctor’. In 1938 he was elected as Fellow of the British Academy, in 1961 he won the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, and in 1954 the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award was conferred on him. Dr Radhakrishnan passed away on 17 April 1975.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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