In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on Sept 5, across all the schools, colleges and other educational institutions, to mark the birth anniversary of the legendary teacher and the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967, Late Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us but what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
– Albert Pike
On the occasion of Teacher’s day, various cultural programs and activities take place in schools. Senior students dress up as teachers and take up their roles, giving out lectures and teaching the students of primary level. By doing so, the students get a hands-on experience and realize how it feels to be a teacher. Most students offer gifts like greeting cards, flowers, chocolates, pens, show pieces, books, etc. to their teachers on this special occasion.
As a student of computer science and engineering we have two categories of teachers.
- Teachers whom we have seen and know personally and
- Teachers whom we have either seen on a screen or completely unaware.
First of all I’ll be talking about teachers who belong to first category. Mother is the first and best teacher to a child. A Mother teaches life values to her children. Once children start schooling he/she meets other teachers. Some they like and some they don’t. Same trend continues in high schools, collages and rest of his/her life.
Now let us talk about the second category. These kind of teachers are normally found on Internet. They are always available for you. They not only teach us how to score in exams but they also teach us that cannot be taught by a book. I would like to thank:
- Quora (a personal views and information sharing),
- YouTube (Almost anything and everything),
- Lynda.com videos(Via Torrents obviously),
- Stack Overflow and CodeProject (Problem solvers),
- Code Academy (Learn code),
- Wikipedia (An encyclopedia of knowledge),
- W3Schools and TutorialsPoint and last but not least,
- Google (Helped me to explore and learn more and more).
“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” After all they have done for us, sometimes it is hard to find the right words to thank a teacher. You all are the best Teachers in this world. Wherever I may go in my life, I’ll always remember that I had a group of excellent guides in the form of teachers at different stages of my life.
Little Information: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released two commemorative coins of ₹125 and ₹10 in the memory of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on Friday.