2015 – 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

The Seventh release function saw the release of a coin commemorating the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The Birth was on 5th September 1988 and 125th Year would have been 2013, but looks like we are celebrating this in 2015.
The coin and the details of the set are;



The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi releasing the commemorative coins of Rs. 125 & Rs. 10 to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, on eve of the Teachers' Day, at Manekshaw Centre, in New Delhi on September 04, 2015. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani, the Ministers of State for Human Resource Development, Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria and Shri Upendra Kushwaha and the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha are also seen.


Related Press Release

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975) was an philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967.

One of most distinguished twentieth-century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, his academic appointments included the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta (1921–1932) and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford (1936–1952).

His philosophy was grounded in Advaita Vedanta, reinterpreting this tradition for a contemporary understanding. He defended Hinduism against "uninformed Western criticism", contributing to the formation of contemporary Hindu identity. He has been influential in shaping the understanding of Hinduism, in both India and the west, and earned a reputation as a bridge-builder between India and the West.

Radhakrishnan was awarded several high awards during his life, including a knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, in 1954, and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. Radhakrishnan believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country". Since 1962, his birthday is celebrated as Teachers' Day on 5 September.







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