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In Praise of Teachers

5th September we celebrate as Teacher’s Day in memory of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Appreciating them on that day alone is not enough, it should be a year long process. For teachers play a vital role in shaping our lives. They teach us much more than just science, math, and language. They teach us to live. A ‘thank you’ for one day in a year for all that they do for us, may not be enough.


So who is a teacher? Well some of the ways I think teachers can be defined as are: A teacher – a pillar of support, an epitome of strength, as loving as a mother, as strict as a father, as caring as a friend, a disciplinarian, yet always so approachable and warm at heart. And this is not just the teacher in schools but the definition encompasses anyone who teaches. The bottom line is – a teacher is a beautiful human being. That’s precisely what a teacher is, for every student. Teachers are mentors. They are students’ role models. Everything they say feels right. Everything about them looks nice. If you have been lucky to have teachers like these, think… have you thanked them or appreciated them for their noble work? Maybe you never got a chance to. Take it now.Teachers_Day_2

Teachers hold the future of our communities and our nation in their hands for they are responsible for educating the entire workforce of the nation. They are the single most important factor in a student’s learning, for they touch the minds and the hearts of their students. George Lucas on winning the Oscar said, “All of us who make motion pictures are teachers, teachers with very loud voices. But we will never match the power of the teacher who is able to whisper in a student’s ear.”

Everyone has a story about that one favorite teacher who took an interest in him or her, told them they were smart, or encouraged them to pursue a subject or a sport. I took to the profession of teaching for one teacher in my sixth grade Mrs. Neela Karambelkar and that changed my life. So let’s make sure that, we do more to thank the teachers we have and the ones we had. Let’s resolve to compliment teachers more, express our appreciation for the service they’re providing to the nation and to us. There’s no need to wait for Teacher’s day or any other occasion to thank someone who has meant so much to you – your teacher. Don’t hesitate in saying that beautiful word “thank you” to someone as beautiful – your teacher. We need to raise our voices for gratitude and praise, as they are the renewable resources for fueling the success of our teachers and students.Teachers_Day_1

This Teacher’s day AHAM wishes to hear from you. Inbox us in facebook about the teacher who has changed your life and what you want to wish him/her. The best entries will be featured in our blog and Facebook page. The best three entries will also receive a gift from AHAM. So go ahead and share your story.


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