5th September’2019 (Thursday)
“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”
This illustrious statement of India’s missile man, APJ Abdul Kalam is still resonating in the minds of every person. The quote epitomizes the influence of teachers on every individual’s mind and the society as a whole. Standing just next to the parents in the lead, teachers are truly an indispensable part of everyone’s life. They mold and nourish an individual’s talent and capabilities.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5, every year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of India’s second President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Dr. Radhakrishnan was of the opinion that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. When he became the second president of India in 1962, his students were eager to celebrate his birthday as ‘Radhakrishnan Day’ but he refused their idea by saying “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.” Ever since then, his birthday is observed as Teachers’ Day all over the country.
The students arranged a special program to express their love for their teachers. They prepared songs, dances and speeches.Students thanked each teacher by calling them on stage with an interesting title for them and given a card.Several students were involved in a card making activity and their creativity is worth praising.
Such a wonderful way of expressing their affection tugged at the hearts of teachers and made their day.