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Friday, 5 September 2014

Teachers' Day

Today is Teachers' Day.  It is celebrated through out the country to pay tributes to Teachers, who shape our destiny, make us capable to face the adversities of life and to stand on our feet with pride,dignity, self respect and self esteem. The date 5th September is also significant. It is the birthday of our ex president of India,Dr. Sarvepalli  Radhakrishna, a great thinker, philosopher and a great teacher. It is being celebrated since 1962.
 The general pattern of celebration is presenting flowers, and greeting cards to  the teachers, as a mark of gratitude and respect to them. In many schools, the senior students take the responsibility of teaching junior classes. The teachers attend seminars, workshops and functions arranged by the Govt. and other agencies  as a mark of respect to the teacher community. National Awards are presented to the deserving teachers by the Govt. of India. Each State also confers awards to  teachers for their selfless contribution to the society. Each one of us has been a student and we owe to our teachers, what we have achieved today.

                                  This year Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the teachers and students  nation wide on National TV. It is expected that he will bless the teachers  and inspire them  to be proud,  to be a part of  this noble profession. The country should be proud of its teachers in framing the character of its citizens  and enabling them to become good human beings and play a significant role in the task of nation building.
  Some notable  quotations are given below to  acknowledge the role of teachers in motivating  the students to become ideal citizens of the country.
  1."A teacher's purpose is not to create students in her own image but to develop students to build their own personality'

. 2. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
―William Arthour Ward

  3. “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

  4. “They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don't know it”
Nicholas Spark.

  5“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Alexander, the great

6.A teacher affects eternity:he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

7. Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life,
those the art of living well.

8 By learning you will teach;by teaching you will understand.
Latin Proverb

9 We learn by teaching.
James Howell

10 He that teaches us anything which we knew not
before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
Samuel Johnson

Written for Write Tribe  Pro Blogger week 5 Day 34



  1. You end up learning a ton even when you don't know it. So true, that :) Happy Teachers' Day, Usha ji.

    1. Thank you Leo. Happy Teachers'Day to you .

  2. Indeed teaching teaches both the teacher and the student!