Teachers’ Day – A Day of Significance and Celebration for All Teachers

India celebrates her Teachers’ Day on the 5th September commemorating the significance of the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a staunch believer of education and was one of the most well-known diplomat, scholar, president of India and above all a teacher. He believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”.

When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and they requested him to allow celebrate 5th September, his birthday. In reply to this, Dr. Radhakrishna said, “Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be a proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teachers’ Day”. Henceforth, the day has been observed as Teachers’ Day in India and this led to its origin.

Teachers’ Day is the occasion to invest quality time with your teachers and it is the day to commemorate the profession of teaching and everyone associated with it. It is the day when students organize activities and cultural programs, to honour and appreciate teachers, so as to focus on bringing teachers and students closer. Moreover, it is the day that is devoted to highlight the hard work put up by the teacher all year long and is a day which is a complete tribute to the teachers all over India.

Right from giving bouquets of flowers, greeting cards and gifts to your favourite teachers, some students also write wonderful poems and messages to their teachers on this day. But there are some students who come up with innovative ideas and ways to celebrate Teachers’ Day.

A few of them while writing messages across to their teachers on this day even admire and leave comment on their teachers beautiful clothes, style or their traits.

Some other modern way to reach your teachers is by sending a message or animated greetings through email, SMS or Facebook with touchy quotes to their teachers.

Besides, in most educational institution, students organize cultural programs which include a skit highlighting student-teacher relationship; mimicry on their teachers showing their facial expressions and actions and a lot of game activities like dumb charades, musical chair or passing a parcel etc.

I must admit that no other profession has the privilege of feeling in an ecstatic state as much as teachers’ profession as each and every teacher feels very special by the warmth and love of their fellow students on this day. This makes us reflect back the great role teachers play in bringing up their students:

From tender age until adulthood, a child can be easily molded in a right way just like clay in a potter’s hand, it is vital to understand that the teacher can shape up his personality by being a role model by nurturing him in school through gentle persuasion. Therefore, it is mandatory for a teacher have both professional competency backed up by a very strong moral background to lead the children during different challenging situations and circumstances encountered in classrooms.

As teacher has a great role to play in a student’s life, it is correct to say they are the people who could create generations altogether. In short, they are in some way the builder of our nation as they are exposed to a mass of students who are the future citizens of our country. Moreover, teachers must inspire them to build into great personality and shape them to contribute to the society by being upstanding citizens of our nation.

Thus for all the hard work, struggles, sacrifice and tolerance put up by the teachers, it is indeed a day to show gratitude, and a day of great opportunity for all of us to make our teachers feel special on this day which is a day for all teachers.