Happy Teachers Day: Education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world

True teachers are those who help us to think for ourselves”. Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5 every year

Happy Teachers Day: Education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world

“True teachers are those who help us to think for ourselves”. Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5 every year. The day marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India. He was also a scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. Students celebrate the day by making greeting cards and giving gifts for their teachers. Students also prepare a Teachers' Day speech to convey their love and gratitude for their teachers.

Special Relationship Between Teacher and Student

The relationship between teachers and students is special and empowering. While parents are our first teacher and teaches us about evrything from day-to-day activities to live in general , the teachers are the  mentors,educators who guide us through life's big moments . It wouldn't be wrong to say that teachers guide us through all stages, from the moment we step into the school nursery to the time we graduate.  A teacher serves the society by instructing and guiding countless students through the different stages of their growth. A teacher plays different roles in a student’s life. A teachers’ job is not easy and he or she carries a big responsibility on their shoulders, of shaping the minds of the students.

Why teacher’s day is  celebrated ?

 The story behind Teachers’ Day goes that when Dr Radhakrishan took the office of the second President of India in 1962, his students approached him to seek permissions to celebrate September 5 as a special day. Dr Radhakrishnan instead requested them to observe September 5 as Teachers’ Day so that it can highlight the  contribution of teachers towards the society. A teacher serves the society by instructing and guiding countless students through the different stages of their growth. A teacher plays different roles in a student’s life.  The day signifies teacher’s constant guidance and hard work in building the life of the students. Also, it tends to raise awareness about the role of teachers in creating a healthy society.Teachers are the pillars of society. They are the building blocks of the nation’s future. They inspire us to bring the best from ourselves and serve the country. One cannot expect a lawyer, doctor, IAS officer, researcher, and astronaut without a teacher. Teachers support us and guide us through our path towards a brighter future.Teacher’s Day is celebrated across schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions. Students put on performances, dances, and host elaborate shows for their most-loved teachers.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, one of the finest scientists and most importantly a great teacher of the country says, “The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skills and expertise. Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.”

How Covid-19 affected teacher’s day

This year, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, and schools being shut, the celebrations will be given a miss. However, virtual wishes and greetings are a perfect way to tell your teachers you remember them now and always will. Covid 19 change the world and change the way to live, interact, teach and learn. Students now instantly learn how to adopt remote teaching. We as students we are blessed to have teachers in our lives as they give us roots to grow. As students, we follow them closely. Every year we celebrate Teacher’s Day with them (teachers) being present at the school. But this year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we celebrated this day virtually. We expressed respect for them by reciting self-composed poems and singing melodious songs.