Teachers. They the light of the world.
A beacon in the dark, and the hope that gives us strength to survive. Teachers add value to our character and make us the ideal citizens to make a better country. Teachers are the building blocks of our lives. They are the ones who motivate the students to do better in every way. Teachers are the builders of a better future.
The bond between a teacher and student is like a potter and the clay. Teachers shape the life of the student by teaching them about brotherhood, kindness, and simplicity. And students are the clay, who eventually become a vessel through the artistic and caring hands of the potter.
In whose memory is Teacher’s Day celebrated, and why? On the auspicious occasion of Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday, his students requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, but in reply Dr. Radhakrishnan said that “The celebration should not only be for me; I would feel proud if it would be a celebration for all the teachers”.
Teacher’s Day was first celebrated in India on 5 September, 1962.
Once, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru said that he has served his country in many capacities, so he is considered as a great teacher.
How do we celebrate Teacher’s Day at our school? This day is one of the most memorable in the relationship between teacher and student. On this special occasion, we give chocolates, gifts, cards, and especially respect to our teachers. We also organize a party dedicated to teachers. That year’s Class 12 does all the planning. First, they go into every class and introduce their juniors to that year’s planned party, and they ask for funds from each student to help pay for the party.
Traditionally, the students organize games for the teachers to play, and there is dancing, and some great food — all organized by the Class 12 students. It is a party for the students as well as the teachers because of all the memories that are being created and shared from years of interactions. At the end of the party, the students give a “Thank You” speech, showing appreciation to the teachers for putting in years of effort into these balls of clay that will soon go off into the larger world.
Teachers are a precious gift who God has given to students. Their impact on our lives goes beyond cost.
We, the students of our school, want to thank our teachers for always guiding us and showing us the right path for our life. You always try your best, even in difficult
times and situations, and you have high hopes for us. We are blessed to have you in our lives, and we are grateful for you sharing your knowledge and life-wisdom and experience with us. We will forever remember our teachers because of the immensity of their contribution to our life.
In Sanskrit, there is an auspicious mantra dedicated to teachers: “Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Dev Maheshwara; Guru Sakshat, Param Brahma, Jasmai Shri, Gurney Mamah.”
Guru is truly representative of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva. Parambrahma means eternal lord whose world is never being destroyed, that lord who had no day or night. He creates, sustains knowledge, and destroys the weeds of ignorance.
The guru (the teacher) guides us and makes efforts to push us to the road of success. We salute all of you great teachers.