Relevance of teacher’s day | BY Jubel D’Cruz

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Relevance of teacher’s day

THE world celebrates Teachers’ Day on different dates of the year to honour teachers for their sincere efforts in imparting knowledge to students.

Teachers’ Day celebrations are meant to convey the message that we care for our teachers, just as they care for us.

On this day, students dress up like their teachers and teach their juniors in classrooms in the same way they have seen their teachers doing it.

Sometimes, teachers also sit in classrooms and act like students, reliving the time when they were students themselves.

This creates a bond of understanding between the teachers and the students. Teachers are reckoned as the backbone of the society who put all their efforts to shape the career of the students and help them become successful citizen of the country.

For the students, Teacher’s Day is the most auspicious occasion where they get the opportunity to pay tribute, gratitude and reverence to their teachers for the extraordinary support and unselfish effort in shaping the career of the students and for enhancing the education system of the country with their unique learning processes.

Teachers treat all students equally and take proper care of them and love them dearly as their own child.

In real life, we owe our teachers more than our parents as they play a crucial role in arousing the heart of the students and light it up with education and knowledge and help them in eliminating regret and ignorance.

Since children spend a lot of time in school in their formative and impressionable years, teachers wield a great influence on them.

In many countries across the world, Teacher’s Day is a special day where teachers of schools, colleges, and universities are honoured specially.

The date varies from country to country. The universally accepted World Teacher’s Day is October 5th.

When I was in school, my favourite teacher was Miss Abigail who taught us geography. She not only taught us geography but also taught us the meaning of life and values.

I really enjoyed her classes because she was friendly and open to all the students. She also helped the students who were weak in studies and who did not have confidence.

The reason why I liked this teacher the most was because she always encouraged us students to pursue our dreams.

Even though I didn’t like geography that much, she still encouraged me to learn the subject.

Miss Abigail would always tell us amazing stories which inspired us. Not only me, but all my classmates liked her a lot.

She was the most beloved teacher of all the students in the class. She always made boring topics interesting and always cracked jokes in the class.

If the students scored lesser marks in the tests, she would always encourage them to do better next time.

She was really happy when we students gave her a surprise on her birthday by gifting her a box of chocolates and a rose.

It is not just on October 5 that we should remember our teachers but we should remember them all through the year for the role they play in moulding our future.

A teacher is a friend, philosopher, and guide who holds our hand, opens our mind, and touches our heart.

Here are some quotes on teachers and education: “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, calibre, and future of an individual. ” — A P J Abdul Kalam

“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of the society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the Earth. ” — Helen Caldicott, Physician and Author

—The writer is contributing columnist, based in Mumbai, India

 

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