Teacher’s day is a national festival, which is celebrated all over India. Teacher’s day is celebrated on the September 5, every year because it is the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radakrishnan, who was the former president of India.
Dr. Sarvapalli Radakrishnan was born on September 5, 1888. He was a philosopher, educationalist, humanist and a religious thinker. He wrote many books on religion and philosophy.
He taught as a professor of philosophy in several famous universities such as Mysore, Chennai, Kolkata and Oxford University in London. He was also appointed as the Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) in the year 1949 and being a teacher he always loved the teacher’s community.
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Dr. Sarvapalli Radakrishnan told his country men to celebrate his birthday as a teacher’s day. So, since the year 1962, the 5 September is always celebrated as teacher’s day.
Mother is always the first teacher for the child; the next one is the teacher who teaches us. According to Baghvadgitha the teacher is considered as God.
Since from the childhood there are many teachers who molded our nature. Teacher is the only one who prepares us to become better citizens of tomorrow. Teacher is the only one who is remembered throughout the life. The impression of the teacher is very deep and loving.
Teacher’s day highlights the role of teacher in our society unlike other professions; teacher exerts a tremendous influence upon the society. It is in there hands to create or destroy the future of our land.
In our school we celebrate teacher’s day very grandly. On that day students give garlands, flowers and surprising gifts e.t.c to their teachers.
On teachers day students sing songs, dance and even do skits for the teachers.
The captain of our school gives the speech about the significance of the teacher’s day and awards are also given to the good teachers to encourage them.
At last the principal of our school encourages all the students of the school with good wishes and blessings. In the lunch hours the students offer their teachers with some snacks, and tea and thus we celebrate it as the teacher’s day.
The teacher student’s relationship is not divine as it was before, many changes have taken place; a teacher is no longer a selfless guru. The teacher’s are the payed employee, just like any other worker working in an office or a factory. Nowadays the importance of a teacher is declining due to favoritism.
In the pat times the teacher used to punish the students and there was a meaning. But now everything is reversed. It is difficult to expect the society to honor the teachers.
At present it is necessary for the teachers to overcome these problems and to uphold their own dignity. But we as the students should know the importance of teacher’s day and should respect them. I once again wish all my teachers a happy teacher’s day.
BASAVARAJESHWARI PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
BELLARY, KARNATAKA, INDIA
This year, Teachers' Day began with a school assembly in the hall where the headmaster delivered a speech. After that we adjourned to our classes, not to have lessons, but to enjoy ourselves.
My classmates gave a small party for the teachers who taught us. Each of us contributed a small sum of money to buy cakes, drinks and other titbits. On that day we arranged the chairs and desks so that they surrounded an empty space in the middle of the classroom.
So began a round of eating, drinking and playing games with the teachers. Most of the teachers were very sporting and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was so different from having lessons.
The other classes gave parties too. So the teachers had to move from class to class and participate in the fun. I would think that this was quite tiring on the part of the teachers but they managed it. After all it was their day to enjoy and have fun.
One class even gave a short play for their teachers. I did not get to watch it as I was busy tidying up the classroom after the party.
All in all it was a great day. The whole school was immersed in an atmosphere of gaiety. So when the school bell rang for dismissal I felt a little sad that it should end, but end it must. The day was over and we went home tired but happy.