Berean Baptist Academy in Manipur, India, celebrated Teachers’ Day along with the rest of the country. Pastor B. T. Pousiam, president of Berean Baptist Ministries and Academy, tells how that day came about in his recent ministry update.

It’s National Teachers’ Day celebration on September 5 all over India. This very day is intended to honor teachers across the length and breadth of India in commemoration of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday, the second president of free India. When he became the president, his students and friends requested that he allow them to celebrate his birthday. Instead he suggested the day be observed as Teachers’ Day to show his profound love and affection to students who were so dear to his heart. Henceforth, India observes his birthday as Teachers’ Day annually.

Pastor B. T. Pousiam
Berean Baptist Ministries
Noney, Manipur, India