Wednesday, 15 June 2016

                                     Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu
                                     Guru Devo Maheshwara
                                     Guru Sakshat Param Brahma
                                     Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah
Since 1962, India has been celebrating Teachers' Day with great enthusiasm on 5th September as a symbol of tribute and honor to the contribution made by teachers to the society. The day marks a day of gratitude and respect to the selfless efforts of teachers. This day is also celebrated to honor Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the great teacher, academician, philosopher and India's Second President who was born on this day. It was his wish that instead of celebrating his birth day on 5th of September every year, it would be better to celebrate it as Teachers’ Day in whole of India. To represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development World Teachers’ day  is celebrated on 5Th of October  every year since 1994.
Teacher is the most important person in each and every student’s life who imparts both academic knowledge and develops us into best citizen. They play crucial role in imparting ethical values to us and help us to face future challenges in our life. The role played by them cannot be expressed in words. They sacrifice their entire life in grooming their student’s personality. Education is one of the greatest services provided by teachers. It is vital for everything. For any student, education and character act as the basic foundation which is laid by teacher. The role of teachers is very important and challenging as they are the ones who mould students’ life in a right way. It is very necessary for teachers to be social, serious, understanding and of friendly nature so that students feel comfortable to seek any help from them without any hesitation. They create nurturing, supportive and successful classroom environment for all students. Teachers pave the path and give the right encouragement and direction to their students can actually help them grow into fine young individuals of tomorrow, by imparting values such as perseverance, hard work, determination and respect. A teacher possesses many qualities such as patience, optimism, kindness, disciplinarian, good communicator etc. They shoulder many responsibilities- the job of shaping the thoughts of the minds of the future, scholastic as well as co-scholastic. They are very important element of society as they shape the lives by nurturing talents of students, they develop social, cultural and moral values in students to make them good social being and human being.

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
The teacher imparts education hence the role of the teacher is of paramount importance both in the present and the future of a student. Teachers look after the best interests of the students by following the concept of scaffolding given by Lev Vygotsky. Students are deeply impressed by their teachers, and are prone to emulate their characteristics. An admired teacher becomes the ultimate role model for his pupils. The teacher has the power to stir a wayward youth away from danger and the power to guide them to accomplish their goals. They have the power to inculcate the ideals of patriotism in the minds of the young students. They can make or break our future generation; such is the power that rests in the hands of the teachers. The students are like the clay and the teachers are like the potters that shape their destiny. And last but not least I would like to conclude this article with the quote of Helen Caldicott
“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.”
Dr. Rajnee Gaur
Assistant Professor, B.Ed
JEMTEC, Greater Noida

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