English_Master April 19, 2016 No Comments
SARVAPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN Taking ‘Hi’ from the Himalayas in the North and ‘Indu’ from Sindhu, The roaring seas of the South this country is the ancient land of Hindus, said Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on becoming the second Presi­dent of India in 1962. As for a very long time Radhakrishnan served as a teacher indifferent capacities his birthday—September – 5 is observed as Teachers’ day. True he was born in a poor family that is why when he was being felicitated he said, ‘I have not had any advantage of birth or wealth. Radhakrishnan was much influenced by Swami Vivekananda and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. Naturally he had great interest in Vedanta and literature. With a mix of the two he took Philosophy and Logic as his subjects of study. He was the first to explain Indian Philosophy in a simple way to the west including USA. Because of his illuminating, lec­tures and books Indian Philosophy was included for study in many Ameri­can and European Universities. With the help of scholarships Radhakrishnan continued his edu­cation. Most of his education was missionary schools and colleges. It gave him an opportunity to study Bible and appreciated Christianity. But he felt hurt by the criticism leveled by the missionaries at Hindu beliefs and practices. His religious...
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