Kuala Lumpur: Google has come up with its doodle today May 16, 2012 in Malaysia with a theme Happy Teacher’s Day.
However, the Teachers Day is celebrated across the world on October 5 every year but today the day is being celebrated in Malaysia.
This date was chosen because on the same day in 1956, the Federal Legislative Council of the Federation of Malaya endorsed the Razak Report, one of four reports of the Education Committee regarding education in Malaysia.
The document, known as the Razak Report after Tun Abdul Razak who was Education Minister at the time, has been the basis of education in Malaysia ever since. Although it is not an official school holiday, celebrations are usually held on May 16, or earlier, if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
UNESCO has recognised the day by adopting the “Recommendation concerning the status of teachers” and World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated annually on October 5.