Today is the 5th of September and itz ‘Teachers’ Day’.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5, in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India’s second President and a noted educationist, on a day which happens to be his birthday. This is not a holiday in India; it’s called a celebration day where teachers and students come but the usual activities are replaced by a mood of celebration, thanks giving and remembrance. At some schools on this day, the responsibility of teaching is taken up by the senior students as an appreciation for teachers.
Traditionally, people in India have given tremendous respect and honor for teachers. In fact an old Indian saying (usually taught to children), ranks teacher in the third place, even before God: “Maa, Pitha, Guru, Daivam“, meaning Mother, Father, Teacher and God.
I take this opportunity in saluting all those wonderful teachers who have played a part in moulding me and making me what I am today. They have taught me all that I know today, have endured the hardships of educating me and scores of other students and have nurtured each one of us into becoming wonderful persons.Happy Teachers’ Day to you all!
Having studied in a convent school had its own advantages! Apart from learning, we would have lots of extra-curricular activities and also celebrate such days with added zest and zeal. On Teachers’ Day, the students would stage some plays and song-recital sessions to enthrall’em and show our appreciation. We would have some entertaining games and quiz sessions for the Teachers and also would honour & Thank them with flowers and cards. Seometimes the seniors would take classes on their behalf so that they can relax on their very own special day!