Teachers Day being observed today

KATHMANDU: Guru Poornima or Teachers’ Day is being observed across the country on Friday with people paying respects to their teachers for showing light through knowledge.

Especially students shower their teachers with garlands and gifts in recognition of their important contribution to their personal and educational well-being.

As per Hindu scriptures, Guru Poornima is being observed since ancient times marking the birth anniversary of Bedbyas, the creator of epics like Bed, Mahabharat and Srimadbhagwat.

The day is also marked as the first day when Lord Gautam Buddha gave his first preaching of knowledge.