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Teachers’ Day: A day to salute the nation builders

Knowledge is an indispensable part of everyone’s life. In each stage of our growing up years,it is very essential.

Published: September 2, 2013 5:25 am

Knowledge is an indispensable part of everyone’s life. In each stage of our growing up years,it is very essential. Even an animal can be made to behave/learn,but knowledge as a whole is what differentiates one person from another. This is where a teacher plays a most definitive role in the life of a person — that of shaping his/her very destiny. That is why a teacher is highly respected in the society. A student-teacher relationship is one beyond words. Talking of myself,I have found a best friend and a caring guardian in my teachers. A teacher moulds the very character of a student and all are equal before a teacher. You can never repay what a teacher does but there will be no other greed,peace or satisfaction for a teacher than to see her/his student touch the sky.

Aakriti Kaul,XI-A,Maxfort School,Rohini

They have always been the ones,who support us,guide us onto the right path and the ones who transform our lives by providing us with unsurpassed knowledge. They are,undeniably,our lovable teachers. Their job is not merely to teach children,earn a salary and go home,but it is to make our nation a power to reckon with. Every time I see the nation growing,I am in admiration of teachers who make us capable of providing the nation with the best. Teachers’ Day,hence,is a day we pause and reflect on our educators who have transformed our lives. Our teachers are known to make ordinary people winners. I find guidance,friendship,discipline and love,everything in one person. And that person is my teacher! A big thank you,all my teachers!

Priyanshaa Ohri,X-C,Amity International School,Sector 43,Gurgaon

Teachers,through their love,devotion and sacrifices,guide us onto the right path and create great men and women who build the nation. They put in countless hours and relentless commitment to mentor our lives. They help us to get acquainted with the things we need to know and help us lead better lives. They are like gardeners,who,year after year,nurture their plants tenderly.

Teachers’ Day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his notable contributions to the cause of education. On this day,we also recall and acknowledge the countless teachers of our nation who were and continue to be our guiding light. Teachers’ Day is a tribute to the unnoticed hardwork and dedication of all ‘teachers,gurus,masterjis,sirs and ma’ams’.

It is a day to express our gratitude towards them. Let us thank all our beloved teachers because of whom we are who we are today.

Snigdha Bose,x-b,

DPS,R K Puram

What would we be without teachers? How can our knowledge grow without teachers? In India,or anywhere in the world,no one would be educated without them. No country would grow without them. We would be as dumb as a rock without them.Yes,I am talking about teachers. God created this world but teachers educated the beings on it. We are fortunate to have such wonderful people teach us the many languages and subjects. Teachers’ Day is a day to commemorate all the hardworking,dedicated and compassionate teachers all around the globe.

Vansh Arora,Modern School,Vasant Vihar

One person who can make a man’s or a nation’s destiny is the teacher. The future and character of a nation lies in the hands of a teacher. A teacher can take a nation to the zenith of success or destroy it completely. A nation does not become great only by its material wealth. It becomes great by the character of its people. And justifiably so,as Gandhiji laid more emphasis on the character building of the youth of a nation,for he felt that no amount of education,prosperity and advancements can help a nation as much as the character of its people. He believed that lethal weapons do not make a nation strong. In fact,it is the nobleness of the character of its people that provides strength. Prakhar Singhal,VI-B,Delhi Public School,Rajnagar

All that we achieve in our lives is because of our teachers. While some of them are formally designated as teachers — at school,college and university — others,such as our parents,who teach us to stand on our own feet,or our friends,who we fall back on after a bitter fall,are teachers nonetheless. To me,Teachers’ Day is a celebration of knowledge in its purest form as it passes from one individual to another,in the form of words,actions and even thoughts. Therefore,celebration of Teachers’ Day is not just an opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation to our teachers,but to celebrate the spirit of teaching and the unbroken chain of knowledge being upheld by them.

Vishruti Jain,XI-F,Amity International School,Sector 44,Noida

The true teacher defends his students against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. Every individual is an enlarged replica of their teachers. Teachers are the ones who establish young minds and,thus,indeed are the nation-builders. ‘A teacher is the one who knows the way,shows the way,goes the way,and leads others through the way.’

Sir Isaac Newton once said,“If I have seen further,it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

As they say,‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’.

All our teachers have dedicated their time and energy to shape our college as a reputable one. We are grateful to all the teachers who make us so extra-ordinary and who are gracing the hall with such amazement.

Shubham Jain,X-D,Hillwoods Academy

Each profession occupies a specific niche in society — doctors heal,engineers design and bankers handle our money. Teaching,however,stands out as a subsumptive entity.

At the preliminary stage,teachers instill in us social responsibility,moral obligations and decision-making. In Indian culture,we praise teachers more than Gods. Since ancient times,gurus have played a paramount role in the lives of people. Alexander the Great once said,“I am indebted to my father for living,but to my teacher for living well.” Without the good advice of a teacher,nobody can be great. Our teachers who work tirelessly the entire year for the betterment of their students truly deserve a special day to themselves.

Shubhi Arora,St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. School,Janakpuri

A teacher can be rightly called a nation builder. Teachers,through their love and sacrifice,show us the right path. It is our teachers who mould our characters. It should also be remember that knowledge can’t be acquired if it is not sought and received through the help of a teacher. Knowledge received without a teacher’s guidance can be compared to a blind man walking without a stick. A great nation lays great attention on education and learning as well as on moral values,and nobody is more suited to assist in the process than the humble teacher.

Sachi Kapoor,VI-B,Cambridge School,Indirapuram

Teachers’ Day is celebrated as a tribute to the valuable contribution made by teachers to the society by imparting knowledge and enlightening and shaping the minds of students. For students,Teachers’ Day is an occasion to pay reverence and gratitude to teachers for their selfless effort in shaping their careers and enriching the education system in the process. India has been celebrating Teachers’ Day on September 5,the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,a prominent thinker,philosopher and educator. Across the nation,tributes are paid to the noted scholar to celebrate his birth anniversary.

Ridhima Seth,GD Salwan Public School,Rajinder Nagar

Life is about growth and to grow we need a guide,a mentor,a teacher. A teacher is a guide who has been down the path before us. Teachers play a very important role in a student’s life. They mould us into successful humans and,hence,provide the base for our foundation. Life without a teacher is a flower that has not been nurtured. But in today’s world,this divine relationship is losing its essence and purity. Teachers’ Day is a day to celebrate the most satisfying relationship one can ever experience.

Akshita Gupta,VIII-A,ASN Sr. Sec. School

Everything that we ever learn anywhere,we learn it from our teachers. Whether it’s a professor in college,a middle school teacher,or a sister teaching her brother,they are all teachers. They teach us,fill our brains with knowledge,and earn our respect. That’s exactly why we appreciate and honour them on Teachers’ Day,a day celebrated only for them. After all,they are our mentors,the person holding the light,guiding us through the darkness,something only a teacher can do. It doesn’t matter what a teacher teaches us. It’s not necessary that a senior teacher has to be better than an elementary class teacher. What matters is the way they teach us,which is why no teacher is better than another.

Kshitij Birdi,Faith Academy School,Prasad Nagar

When life wanted to bless you,it gave you a teacher. He is the ultimate gift of God. He teaches you not only on the platform and through lectures,but he leads by example. He builds a nation,a society and also an individual. When you work towards his vision,you find the joy which money and power cannot give you. September 5,the birthday of former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975),is celebrated as Teachers’ Day. He was a philosopher and statesman.

Teachers’ Day is a tribute to the hardwork and devotion of teachers all year long to educate a child. A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others.

Arjun Uppal,XI,SLS DAV Public School,Mausam Vihar

Teachers are the ones who sow the seeds of knowledge in students and,with their love,care and guidance,make them grow into blooming flowers. They have been the potters who shape a pot and make it flawless. They are the ones who help us explore our hidden abilities. They are the base of our knowledge. Ultimately they are the ones who build our nation. There are no words to thank them sufficiently for the service they render. They teach us to accept and respect the values that different religions uphold and make our nation secular in reality. They enlighten us about the challenges we have to face when exposed to the world.

Madhurima Saha,X-C,St. Mary’s School,Dwarka

A teacher is a mentor,the person who shows us the correct path. The one who mends our ways; who grooms us. Teachers,through their perseverance and love,show us the path on which great men have walked to build a great nation! Knowledge is received with the help of a teacher. She’s a messenger of God,sent to spread education and to enlighten us! Right from the days of gurukul to the present scenario,the teacher-pupil relationship has been a very strong one.

Nikita Sareen,XI-E,St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School,

A-block,Meera Bagh

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