Dr.Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, 2nd. President of India, Scholar, Philosopher, Leader, Statesman, Diplomat, Visionary but above all a Great Teacher.
Teachers mould the lives that they influence. Lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life.
Teachers break down barriers and reach into the souls of the students that they are responsible for but do not get the recognition or gratitude they have earned. Many teachers are exhausted from their workload and responsibilities. They have their own families, financial and life stresses that challenge them along with everyone else.
We should always respect our teachers. Teachers need encouragement and support from the community ,to feel that their devotion to students is appreciated.
Socrates was an example of a good teacher. He considered himself a learner as well as a teacher. For Socrates, love and friendship were the proper contexts for the pursuit of wisdom and goodness. Socrates saw himself only as a catalyst. He felt it was not his teaching, but actually the power of the Divine which enabled the person he was talking with to improve himself.
A great teacher is like a candle- it consumes itself to light the way for others. There have been different types of teachers such as :
* Mediocre teacher who tells
*Good teacher who explains
*Superior teacher who demonstrates but
*The Great teacher inspires
In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' day. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher ,Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.
When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "Birthday".
In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my Birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' Day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as 'Teachers' Day' in India.
"Teacher....I look upon you as the lamp of my life, As my support in hours strife I know you are the one who guided me to the path of success My dreams have come true because of your teachings, I confess "
Prof. Bhushan Manchanda
Associate Professor of Management Studies &
Head, Corporate Affairs