Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Awesome day to remember

 Nearing the dawn of the day of 25th August ’18 our three and half hours journey was coming to an end as we reached the rural Zphs School at Gandeed. It was quite exciting to travel in the pleasant and cosy monsoon weather overlooking green rice fields, tall trees on either side of the country road, small oasis of villages surrounded by greenery all around. The scarcity of traffic helped us overlook the imperfections of the road and added to the enjoyment.

The faculty and the H.M. welcomed our volunteering team with warm smiles. The team consists of people with varied interests and professions who evaluate the progress of students and how good a job the EFF teachers have done using their virtual classroom for three months. We were even more eager and excited as, from our point of view, the whole school was present and made us proud by participating in all the activities and proving their progressiveness in harmony with the EFF curriculum's based on spoken English, Grammar, and speech, written test drawing and so on...

In spite of these regular assignments, we got them involved in quiz competitions, storytelling and essay writing on topics such as “Independence day, Rakhi, friendship day, teacher’s day and so on. Most of the students did an excellent job. We appreciated them for their willingness to show their abilities and talent. At the end of the day, we, with the help of the staff, rewarded the best performers in all the above spheres.

Last but not the least, the faculty and the pupils, with smiles on their faces, saw us off as the eventful day came to an end. We felt proud of ourselves for extending our helping hands in motivating these students to polish their skills and guiding those to successful careers. They are cool, great fun, adorable and shaping up towards great contributors for our future. All in all, it was a day to remember!

Here are some pictures from the event, let them speak for themselves:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Happy Teacher's Day

‘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.

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