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( 778 ) TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
સપ્ટેમ્બર 5, 2015
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TEACHER’S DAY (On 5th September in India)
The idea of celebrating Teachers’ Day took ground in many countries during the 20th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education (for example, Argentina commemorates Domingo Faustino Sarmiento’s death on September 11 since 1915, while India celebrates Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday on September 5 since 1962). This is the primary reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, unlike many other International Days.
Since 1962 India has been celebrating Teacher’s Day on 5th September. The day commemorates the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was India’s first Philosopher President. Dr Radhakrishnan believed that teachers should be the3 best minds in the country. Teachers are the cornerstones of our future and act as the foundation for creating responsible citizens and good human beings. The day is celebrated to show our acknowledgment and recognition of the hard work put in by teachers towards our development.
The date on which Teachers’ day is celebrated varies from country to country. Teachers’ days are distinct from World Teachers’ Day which is officially celebrated across the world on October 5.
Let us honor all teachers today.
THERE CAN BE NO BETTER EXPLANATION THAN THE FOLLOWING STORY OF THE RELEVANCE OF A TEACHER IN ONE’S LIFE.
From A School Principal’s speech at a graduation…
He said “Doctor wants his child to become a doctor…
Engineer wants his child to become engineer…
Businessman wants his ward to become CEO…
BUT a teacher also wants his child to become one of them!
Nobody wants to become a teacher BY CHOICE”… Very sad but that’s the truth!The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?”
To stress his point he said to another guest;
“You’re a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?”
Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
“You want to know what I make?
(She paused for a second, then began…)
“Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can’t
make them sit for 5 min. without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.
You want to know what I make?
(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)
I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them how to write and then I make them write.
Keyboarding isn’t everything.
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in math.
They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life
( Bonnie paused one last time and then continued…)
Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn’t everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make?
I MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ALL YOUR LIVES,EDUCATING KIDS AND PREPARING THEM TO BECOME CEO’s ,AND DOCTORS AND ENGINEERS…
What do you make Mr. CEO?
His jaw dropped; he went silent.
Well on the lighter side here are some howlers
Here is a song in honour of teachers
In- Your Hands (Song for my Teacher)
Have a Great Day!
“Our attitude determines our altitude in life.”
Couetesy- Mr. Yogesh Kanakia