On a busy day, we often do not think of all those people who shaped us, made us humans and broadened our horizons. For many, teachers just do their jobs but for others who had teachers who made the Earth a better place for them, Teachers' Day is a pretty special occasion. It is a day celebrated in honour of S. Radhakrishnan and also millions of others who do more than their jobs and create humans out of clays.
Sagarika Ghose, a journalist tweeted, “Happy Teachers' Day! Lets honour all teachers today as well as memory of S Radhakrishnan, India's scholar-president! Reminisces Ankit Kumar Singh, “Though many teachers played pivotal roles in my life but my first guru came into my life when I was 7. He was a Pandit and sported a chandan tikka. Apart from speaking about various subjects one thing that he taught me was to accept everything that exists in nature as it is and things happen for a reason. I have been following his philosophy till date and I have not made a single enemy till date. His name was Triloknath Jha and he was my first guru; he was special.” Only few are lucky enough to get life long teachings but every correction with a red pen or words matter, although we do not realize it at that moment.
Ace students always remember their teachers to be benevolent creatures and same is the case with Divyana. She recalls how her teachers in her school followed a teaching method that made it so easy for her to remember her lessons, so much so that she remembers it till date. Anita Raj Panigrahi would always be grateful to her principal, “My college principal has guided me and encouraged me to achieve my goals in my life,” she said.
Madhur Bhandarker, the famous director made an important point when he tweeted, “If you can read this. thank a teacher!!! Happy teacher's day.” Zuhaib Ahmad, a journalist remembers his uncle on Teachers' Day. “I must thank my maternal uncle for my understanding of the English language, as he was the one who taught me. Sometimes he would beat me as well but it did good to me,” Ahmad said.
Karan Johar, film director and producer who is soon to release a film on students also paid his tribute to his favourite teacher. “Aditya Chopra was my film teacher....he made me realise my passion for the movies!!! He is the reason i am here today....thank you adi!!!” he tweeted. Shahrukh Khan must have been a naughty student and he revealed that side by writing on Twitter, “On Teachers day...let me give u ten silly teachings. Warning..these r in jest. The fewer the facts u have..the stronger will be ur opinion.”
Many students might say that there is no one teacher who influenced their life to any extent. To them I must say, think again and remember the occasional slap, the hard stare, the feeling of being wronged by a teacher, the gentle smile after a good recital, the proud look after winning a match, all the 'very good' and stars and you would know that teachers are special creatures. Happy Teachers' Day to all the teachers!
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