“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. A great teacher is the one, Who has all the qualities of a friend, One who will always support you, And your character always defend.”
In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was the well-known diplomat, scholar, president of India and above all a teacher.
When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his “birthday”. In reply, Dr.Radhakrishnan said, “instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers day”. The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan’s love for the teaching profession. From then on-wards, the day has been observed as Teachers’ Day in India.
In the Indian Culture and way of life a teacher…. a Guru….. has always enjoyed a very high position…….
Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu,
Gurur Devo Mahesh Varah.
Guru Shakshat Para Brahma,
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah.
The teacher is like Lord Brahma as he Generates knowledge within us, like Lord Vishnu as he Drives ideas and knowledge into our mind unto the right path,and like Lord Mahesha (Shiva) as he Destroys the ill-conceived ideas that come from our knowledge, while enlightening us and helping us stay on the right path.
Thus the teacher is like our ultimate God and we should pray and give respect to our teacher.
History of Teacher’s Day
A day that is dedicated to the hard work that is input by the teacher all year long, a day that is a complete tribute to the teachers all around India. In India teacher day is celebrated on 5th of September. Teachers Day is a dedication to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education and was one of the most well known diplomat, scholar, president of India and above all a teacher. As a tribute to this great teacher, his birthday has been observed as teachers’ day and this led to its origin.
This day is just a mere reflection of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s love for and attachment to the teaching profession. As a matter of fact Dr. Radhakrishnan himself asked his admirers to celebrate his birthday not as his birthday but as the teacher’s day.
Teacher’s day is now one of the occasion that is looked forward by the teachers and students alike as on this occasion its not only when teachers are praised but also around various schools students dress up as a representation of their teachers and take various lectures that are assigned to the teachers they represent. As the day passes the students perform the regular activities that are performed by the teacher’s.
On this day students realize what it means to be a teacher and what it means to control the future of several students in their classes and also teachers are reminded what it felt like when they were the students.
Let your teacher know
Teaching is possibly one of the most vocational jobs. It is simply impossibly to teach if you don’t like that activity, or if you don’t care for your students. Care, that’s the word. But, how often do we, the rest of us, care for our current or former teachers? How often do we show our teacher appreciation? How often do we thank them for their care, efforts and help? No, teacher appreciation is not exactly the most extended among our communities’ virtues.
When we are very little, we tend to have a close relationship with our teachers and we show them a lot of teacher appreciation in our everyday life. But as we start growing up and seeking recognition among our fellow students, being friends with the teachers becomes unpopular. Too much teacher appreciation and you can be bullied by your pals, so… Often, it’s not until college that we develop again a sense of true respect and affection for those whose whole life is devoted to our intellectual growth.
A teacher’s highest reward is feeling the true appreciation and gratitude of his or her current or former students. Because teacher appreciation is so seldom expressed, many teachers feel sad and frustrated about how few of their students actually like them. If you feel that a particular teacher is or has been crucial in your personal growth, or if you are simply fond of him or her and the way they teach, don’t be shy to let them know. You’ll feel well and you’ll make that person the best possible gift, because teaching is their life.