What is being a Teacher?
Being a teacher is always a bag full of mixed emotions. The unconditional love that we receive from the students cannot be substituted. It ushers a sense of fulfillment and fills our heart with joy. After years of teaching, still the student remembers you, and will call you with pride “:That’s my teacher” A feeling of belongingness prevails even after being apart for so many years. We always brim with pride when we see our students successful and achieve greater heights. A sense of satisfaction and happiness fills us which is immeasurable.
.“Teaching is leaving a vestige of oneself in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures” –Eugene Bertin
As a teacher when we rewind our pages, we come across many students who have filled us with pride, loved us unconditionally and stole our hearts with their naughtiness and few who became our nightmares and selected being the twinkle of our eyes.
Who makes a teacher? It’s a student who makes a teacher.
Being a teacher is always the best thing. Some choose it by choice and some by chance. Whatever, maybe the case. Teaching profession is highly respected profession. It is the mother of all the professions.
Teachers are knowledge givers and knowledge seekers. They disseminate knowledge, discipline and culture their students with the necessary life skills and shape them into confident individuals. The teacher and student relationship is a ever growing and never ending relationship of caring, sharing and respect.
Kabir das, a poet in the 15th century, wrote in one of his dohas
“Guru Govind dou khade, kaake lagoon paye
Balihari guru aapki, Govind diyo milaye” Meaning
“Guru and God both appeared before me. Whom should I bow to first? I bow to my guru for it is he who introduced me to god”
September 5th is celebrated as Teachers day, as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by the teachers to the society,. It is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan who was a staunch believer of Education, Scholar, President of India and above all a teacher.
Salutations to Teachers.