TEACHER'S DAY, A DAY TO THOSE WHO CAN ENLIGHTEN THE ENTIRE SOCIETY AND UPLIFT IT TO GREATNESS
As they say, Teachers can beget Scientists but Scientists cannot beget teachers. In every stage of our life, one term always has its shadow on us i.e. Teacher. It is such a designation which can never be replaced or recreated whether it is Gurudev or Sir.
We always consider the place of a teacher just next to our parents. A teacher is there to guide one, to be a friend with, to inspire and encourage when one goes deep into depression. He is charged with the responsibility to bring values, morals, and ethics among the students. A teacher can make a student’s life disciplined and revolutionary both on his own. They not only shape the minds of students but give a healthy shape to the society as well.
In many countries across the world, Teacher’s day is celebrated widely. It is a special day when the teachers of school-colleges-universities are honored, though the date varies from country to country. The whole universe considers 5th October as Teacher’s day.
But in our country, we celebrate our Teacher’s day on 5th September and this tradition was started in 1962. This is actually the birthday of our 2nd president Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was a very friendly teacher and popular among his students for the examples he set before them. One day, his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday in a grand way. But he came up with a different idea. He said he would be happier and honored if they celebrate his birthday in respect of all teachers of the country. And since then 5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day.
If we talk about the whole World, International Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th October from 1994. UNESCO sets this focus to celebrate the dedication of teachers they put in the field of education. In 1966, on this day, a special intergovernmental conference adopted the UNESCO endorsement regarding the statuses of teachers.
From our very Childhood, a celebration of teacher’s day always brought a very special feeling. This was the only day when classrooms used to become playful and joyous. Functions, decorations, cakes-balloons, and gifts all have been an integral part of the day. Students leave no chance to be less on impressing their teachers. For kids, showing their affection to the teachers matters the most, though parents also take a huge pressure to prepare their child for the celebration.
Teachers play a very important role to shape the life of the students. That’s why it is very important to set a particular day for them when they can be given the true recognition they deserve. The treatment of the teachers may vary but their focus is the same and very definite to do the welfare of the society. As Sir APJ Abdul Kalam once said,” The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise. Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.”