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World Teachers Day!

Today, we celebrate our educators.  World Teachers Day is also known as International Teachers Day and is always celebrated annually on October 5th.

World Teacher’s Day is also known as International Teachers Day, established in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument addressing the status and situations of teachers around the world.

UNESCO and Education International celebrates this day by mounting campaigns each year to help give the world a better understanding of teachers and the role they play in the development of students and society by partnering with the private sector such as media organizations to achieve their goals by empowering teachers.

So, celebrate this by helping raise awareness about teacher issues and by ensuring that all teachers are respected and are part of the natural order of things.  This day aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

They are our educators, our kids’ educators and without them, we will not be who we are now.  Share on social media raise awareness using #WorldTeachersDay.

1989 Dalai Lama wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Dalai Lama, the exiled religious and political leader of Tibet, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet.

The 14th Dalai Lama was born as Tenzin Gyatso in Tsinghai Province, China, in 1935. He was of Tibetan parentage, and Tibetan monks visited him when he was three and announced him to be the reincarnation of the late 13th Dalai Lama. The monks were guided by omens, portents, and dreams that indicated where the next incarnation of the Dalai Lama could be found. At age five, Tenzin Gyatso was taken to the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and installed as the leader of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibet, a large region situated in the plateaus and mountains of Central Asia, had been ruled by the Dalai Lamas since the 14th century. Tibetans resisted efforts by China to gain greater control over the region in the early 20th century, and during the Chinese Revolution of 1911-12, the Tibetans expelled Chinese officials and civilians and formally declared their independence.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dalai-lama-wins-peace-prize)