Dr. S Radhakrishnan had visited Jamshedpur on May 4, 1966 to inaugurate the Bodhi Temple in Sakchi.
Jamshedpur: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888 – 1975), was the second President of India, succeeding Dr. Rajendra Prasad in 1962 till 1967. He also served as the first Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962.
An academic scholar, a philosopher and a Politician, Dr. Radhakrishnan had constantly endeavoured to improve the education system in India, and encouraged the youth to grow and advance in shaping the world with the power of education.
He was conferred several awards 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.
Every year, September 5, is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India to honour and remember Dr. Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.
Dr. Radhakrishnan visited Jamshedpur on May 4, 1966, to inaugurate the Bodhi Temple which was founded by the Bodhi Society and the society assisted by Dalai Lama, and the Rotary Club of Jamshedpur.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Radhakrishnan expressed that he was happy to see good work in the city for the prosperity of the nation. He spoke about the love for humanity as the principals of the religion that Buddha preached and practiced, which must be followed. He also cited the importance of meditation.