Teacher: A Gift to Mankind

September 5, 2013

(Teacher's Day)

At an early stage in life if a child looks up to someone apart from his/her parents, it is the Teacher. Most of the countries in the world celebrate Teacher’s Day with enthusiasm and zeal, understanding the fact that a Teacher has the utmost importance in every individual’s life.

In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on September 5, which is the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was the second President of India, an academic philosopher and a scholar. On this day of celebration Teachers are felicitated and appreciated for their dedication and selfless work.

India celebrates Teacher’s Day twice a year, another day set aside for commemorating teachers is on the day of ‘Guru Poornima’ which falls during the mid of July.

As per Indian mythology teachers are treated close to god and should be worshiped as they nurture a human being with knowledge and wisdom, but today’s generation finds this notion to be absurd.

A recent incident can be noted here, which took place last month at Bangalore. A 53-year-old headmaster of DGMP School at R T Nagar took the extreme step of ending his life unable to handle the ill behaved students.

On the other hand, there are times when we hear about sexual abuses and punishments by the teachers that have pushed the students to end their lives. In this era, the relationship between a student and a teacher has been brutalized, but still we motivate and cherish this day in the same manner with the hope that this bond would sustain forever.

Generally in schools and colleges on Teacher's Day, various cultural programmes and activities are held; senior students take up  roles as teachers to experience and realize the amount of work and devotion a teacher endures.

People call up their childhood teachers and let them know that they are still remembered, giving them immense happiness and appreciation.

Here's something for all my teachers:

T - Talent is that you mend

E - Education is that you implement

A - Attitude is that you build

C - Character is that you cultivate

H - Harmony is that you share

E - Efficiency is that you bear

R - Relationship is your way

Happy Teacher's Day!


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Comment on this article

  • Peter, Bolkunje/mangalore

    Mon, Sep 09 2013

    Sandhya, a good, simple and to the point article. Keep it up. May we read more good articles on current topics from you. God bless.

  • Fathima, saudi

    Sun, Sep 08 2013

    good one, nice thought

  • Anita Soans, Mulki

    Sun, Sep 08 2013

    Good one Sandhya.


    Fri, Sep 06 2013

    Good thoughts and reminiscences for Teachers Day.Well Written.

  • Ambrose D Mello, Pangala / Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Well written article Ms Sandhya.
    After the parents its the teacher who is really instrumental in moulding our lives. A big thank you
    to all dear teachers and this one specially with gratitude to my respected guru Benny Master at Mudarangadi.

  • Lance D' Costa, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    'Without you Teacher...I would be nothing'. Yes, triple salute to all my Teachers who taught me, trained me and moulded me to be the character I am today. God Bless You All Teachers & Wish You A Happy Teachers Day. Thank you Sandhya for sharing the nice thoughts on your Teachers.

  • John DSouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Congratulations Sandhya,
    Your respect to and good feelings about teachers, is really appreciable.
    Now the situation has changed due to fast, dynamic and uncertain life style.
    Teaching is being considered merely as a life earning profession.
    The students think that they (teachers) do job just for fees, no relation and attention.
    Private tuition has become fashion and teaching in school is of standard type, due to diminishing respect and increasing students.
    Mentors have been respected more, as they are the career builders.
    Teaching is a powerful weapon which has the capacity to create a strong, stable and peaceful society. And in the meantime, bad teaching can lead to dangerous and destructive actions. Happy Teachers’ Day

  • J.Bhupal, H.No 3-/02 Brahmana Vellemla narketpally nalgonda pin 508114

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    birth anniversary of former president, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, ... also extended greetings and best wishes to the teaching community on
    " wish happy Birthday "

  • Aneesh, Manipal

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
    Aristotle, Philosopher

    Thanks for writing Ms. Sandhya Soans.

    I felt happy today when few of my students wished me in the morning in the college bus and also in the class today.

    Teachers Day
    The way you teach...
    The knowledge you share...
    The care you take...
    The love you shower..
    Makes you...
    The world's best teacher...
    Happy Teacher's Day!

  • R.N. Pujari, Manglore - Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 05 2013

    On Teacher's Day, we salute all the teachers & pay tributes to Dr. S Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.

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