Teacher's Day

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णू गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरु: साक्षात परब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः

Teachers' day in India is celebrated on 5th September, the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan - A philosopher, a scholar and mostly a Teacher. A teacher - A Guru has always been respected in Indian tradition since time immemorial. And this day is used as a medium to show our respect, appreciation and love to those beloved Gurus, who with their knowledge, wisdom, and authority have guided us in all aspects of life.

But this appreciation of the contribution of teachers to the society is not just limited to India. People over the world celebrate Teachers' day when educators or certain important milestones in education are celebrated. Also since 1994, with the support of UNESCO, World Teachers' Day is celebrated on October 5th. Its major aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.

Speaking of appreciation of teachers, here are some thoughts that some of our contributors and readers have shared:

"There have been several teachers in my life. To begin with, my parents have been  the greatest teachers, they were my earliest teachers who initiated me to the world of learning. Among my academic teachers, I am indebted to my English teachers in high school who not only taught me the language in which I am writing this comment but also ignited my interest in writing. Other than that there are many who have been teaching me a lot about this world and its ways, right from 3-4 yr olds to septugenerians, right from fruit sellers to my mentors in my profession. Teacher's Day is the day when I take the opportunity to Thank all those 'Teachers' for the lessons which made me who I am today. "

Teachers are the real foundation builders of our society. Just think, "Without education, what we are? Only bio-robots!" It is the teachers, who enlighten us as well as our society by proper education and remove the darkness of ignorance.

Teacher’s are like candles, who give a light to students so that they can have a shining and bright future.
Teacher, without you many would not be what they are today! Thank you. 

To conclude, quoting Francis Bacon,

Studies serve for
  • Delight in privateness and retiring
  • Ornament in discourse
  • Ability in judgement and disposition
Crafty men contempt studies, simple men admire them while wise men use them.

And Teachers help us in getting that wisdom

Thanks to Ankita, Dhiman and Ranjini for those wonderful quotes

The Zineouses

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