‘Guru’ is often given a more important position than God and parents. Gurus / Teachers are real holders of knowledge, inculcating in their students enlightenment and prosperity. Ancient Indian civilization has always given utmost respect and importance to the role of a teacher in our students’ lives for the same reason. Mother is accorded the status of the first teacher of a child. The contribution of values by a teacher in shaping the mind, through process and knowledge is indelible in our lives. Teachers play a very significant role in imparting values to children and developing them into responsible citizens.
Teachers day in India is celebrated on 5th September as a mark of respect to commemorate the memory of the second president of India, Dr.S. Radhakrishnan. He was an erudite scholar, an evocative philosopher, a dedicated teacher and a farsighted leader. In 1962, he became the President of India and in 1965, his birthday was officially celebrated by many of his precious students as, “Radhakrishnan Day”, which he didn’t really appreciate. While addressing a gathering, he advised the organizers to celebrate his birthday as “Teachers day” to respect all teachers instead of a single personality. In 1967, 5th September was officially chosen as Teachers Day in India.
Dr. Radhakrishnan often said we are able to touch another life for good. A teacher is privileged to actually shape another life... Teachers are like real potters who not only give our lives a shape, but also illuminate it by igniting the lamp of knowledge in them. Such bright lamps work to dispel darkness and contribute to a radiant nation. He emphasized the role of a teacher in nation building and advocated high respect for teachers. As a philosopher, he wrote many books such as a rendition on Bhagavad Gita, political thinkers of modern India and so on..
Guru / Teacher is undoubtedly a noble profession and one of the most influential and respected jobs in the world. Imparting wisdom and knowledge with sincere and selfless love towards students always blesses them to achieve newer heights and lofty goals. Teachers often become students while preparing lessons to teach the next day and while teaching the students, resumes the role of teachers.
On this auspicious occasion, the EFF wishes all its well wishers Avery Happy Teachers day and appreciates your selfless contribution in sharing knowledge as well as inculcating values in our students.