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Its teachers day. Am not sure if there is a day dedicated to teachers in the western world. There is one in
I remember acting in a few plays just because my favourite teacher would be there to see it. And it was for him or her. I didn’t try too hard to recollect all the names of my teachers. From school to college. I have missed a few names here, because we use to refer to them by initials and not by name!
The carefree life of school & college can never ever come back. But the recollections stay firm. In more than one way, it is these people and their shaping, which has given a form to present day existence. Teachers are largely unsung, but they shape not only the destinies of children, but by doing so, they shape the destiny of a nation.
In a way it is surprising. There are so-called ‘important’ folks that I have met during the course of work during the last several years. It takes an effort to recall and put a name to their faces. The names that you see above, some of them I haven’t seen in as many as 25 years ! But as I wrote their names, I distinctly recall their faces. The pat on the back and the cane in the bottom. The appreciation in front of the assembly and the reprimand within the confines of the room. The hard work to instil discipline, which didn’t make sense at that point in time, but which makes tremendous sense now!
Many years later, I wanted to give back some of what I had earned through the years, and stood in front of a group of students, to talk about something in which I had become professionally qualified. The words that my father told me still rings in my ears, “Don’t worry about what they tell you now. If you are sure they will value what you did 10 years later, go ahead and do it”
These teachers made a difference to my lives! They shaped my present. And my future too.
19 thoughts on “Teachers Day”
Nice post Kavi!
//they shape not only the destinies of children, but by doing so, they shape the destiny of a nation.
Is so true! But the plight of teachers is not taken care of, they should be paid well and taken care of better! Thanks for writing this for u reminded few of my teachers too!
How thoughtful of you to remember your teachers, when guys like me have even forgotten today is Teachers Day. Getting nostalgic on seeing your post – Teachers Day at our school, with the 12th class acting as teachers while the teachers relaxing in the staff room. With most of the teachers already retired, we just have a couple of teachers who are still are our tumbler mates.
Me me me 1st 2 comment 🙂
First time here.. Nice post abt teachers 🙂 Nice blog as well.. Well maintained 🙂 Keep writing!
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So not sure if i was 1st 2 comment 🙁
Sure .. U mad eme think abt my teachers and recollecting the times with my favorite ones…
Good 1 kavi…
“Teachers are indeed sculptors who shape you up for the world”
Speechless!! Very well said!! The teachers make the destinies of the youth the nation!!
Yes. I agree. A great tribute to your teachers. Very few realise this. Teaching is a thankless job. I have been a teacher for a while. Teachers are like gardeners. They help the plant to grow and are not their to see the yield. Everyday I remember my good and old teachers. If given another birth, I would like to take up teaching as my profession.
Well said Kavi. I totally agree what your father said.
How thoughtful of you to remember your teachers, when guys like me have even forgotten today is Teachers Day. Getting nostalgic on seeing your post – Teachers Day at our school, with the 12th class acting as teachers while the teachers relaxing in the staff room. With most of the teachers already retired, we are just left with a few teachers who can be our tumbler mates during our visits. I left the same comment IN Kamal’s blog, as I felt the same while reading both the posts.
we r all teachers to one another in some unique ways.
Awesome post Kavi. A great tribute to all the teachers.
hey kavi.. i remember posting a comment here…did u c that …or block panniteengala? 🙁
Good post Kavi..me being in US almost forgot the day..BTW first time..
Slowly beginning to read u r earlier posts..
“Solicited” – Good one…flow was awesome..and could feel the dear you had..
will frequent here.
that was a nice post kavi. there is no teachers day here in the US.
my mother was a school teacher for 42 years in a govt. school. I was never known as sundar in my area.. only as santha teachers son!!
teachers are a big part of who we are!
Teachers form such an integral part of our growing up. I loved some for they way they taught,some for the way they dressed. Admired the way they would wear everything matching.GOd! what patience and some others for teachers canbe good friends too.
My salutations too to those who contributed a great deal in shaping me up….my teachers at school & college.
I don’t know where my comment has gone but I loved my teachers for different reasons. Some because they taughtwell, some because they took so much care in weaing everything matching & some others who taught me that teachers can be great friends too!
Prasanna : you are so right ! Teachers are one of the most lowly paid people. Considering the kind of difference they bring to peoples life, i guess they deserve much more
Ponnarasi: Thanks for stopping by ! Appreciate your comments
Balaji: You could as well, start teaching right away ! In whatever small way
KK: thank you ! Appreciate your comment
Logic: Thanks for stopping by ! And thanks for your comments. Look forward to having more of them !
Sundar: Nice to know that we have one more similarity between us ! My folks have been in education for a long time now !!!
Rashmi: Thanks for stopping by. And your comments. Oh yes, there were some teachers who dressed extremely well! I remember them distinctly !!