“A farmer sows a seed in soil and look after it but ultimately it is the sun and the rain which help the seed germinate.”
Parents are like farmers. They send their children to school and bear the necessary cost of education but it is ultimately the teachers who help the young little minds in becoming the future them. They foster and hone their students’ abilities and talents. Teachers play a monumental role in an individual’s life.
A teacher is like a candle kept in a dark room from which light rays emanate and drives out darkness and falsehood.
5th September holds great importance in India among the masses and specially the students. It was the day on which Dr.S. Radha Krishna, the second president of India was born. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day across the country.
Students at Study Hall, Gomtinagar, Lucknow celebrated this day with a great zeal. The student council managed the whole function and made sure that everything is carried out in a systematic way. Every possible thing was done to make teachers feel special on this day.
Study Hall has a special custom in which students impersonate their teachers and handle their duties for a day.
The teachers were welcomed at the gate by the members of student council with a thunderous applause following which they were given a card with a special message written for each of them as a token of love and appreciation.
Events were held in the Junior AC hall of the school. The show started at 8.45 am with a band performance. The band did an amazing job and the audience enjoyed the music. It was followed by a cute performance by the junior section. The spectators clapped along as they sang old hits. The performance was well appreciated and it brought a smile on many faces. Every celebration is incomplete without dance. The senior section gave two dance performances on Bollywood numbers which made the onlookers groove and jive to the tune. Next came the much-awaited event- The Ramp show. Over one hundred and fifty teachers participated in this event. Each teacher was escorted by a student who was dressed as him or her. A short skit was staged by the students of class 9th and 10th standard
Lastly game were held in which many teachers took part. The most interesting of all the games was the ‘Dog and the bone’. In this each pair had tocircle around a pen lying on the floor, three times. The pen was supposed to be picked up by one person from each pair. The one who stood first entered the second round and it continued until no pair was left. Mr. Dubey from senior staff and won the game.
After the events were over, the teachers assembled in the staff room where they were addressed by Mrs. Urvashi Sahni, founder of the SHEF foundation. The teachers received presents from the principal and the vice principal. Mrs. MeenakshiBahadur, vice principal, Study Hall School, dedicated a beautiful poem to the founder written by her and the Hindi teachers.
The food committee served breakfast to teachers which was prepared by them with the help from Didis. The teachers appreciated and thanked students for the wonderful efforts.
“Education means enabling the mind to find out that ultimate truth which emancipates us from the bondage of dust and gives us wealth not of things but of inner light, not of power but of love. It is a process of enlightenment. It is divine wealth. It helps in realization of truth”. -Rabindranath Tagore
Teacher help students in this very process of enlightenment. They guide us. They tread with us on our journey to success. They are flowers which bloom in the deepest valleys and yet can be seen from a distance. Their aura is knowledge and their acts are an inspiration. Their love is faithful and their care is genuine. They deserve more than just respect. They deserve our love, affection, and gratitude.
Happy Teacher’s Day.