TEACHER'S DAY AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE
by Jon Pebi Tato, ME, SPACE
Teacher's Day is celebrated annually on September 5 to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the First Vice-President and the second President of India, who was also a teacher, scholar and philosopher. His presence in shaping the nation's education is immense. The state of Arunachal Pradesh has always celebrated this day with great respect and honour. It is a day to honour, recognise and celebrate the country's educators.
Significance of this day:
The day holds significance, as students across all educational institutions show gratitude and honour to all their teachers and mentors. Teachers are also recognised for their unspoken contribution to the development of society. Schools also pay tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan.
How is the day celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh?
Students pay respect to all the beloved teachers, they perform songs and dances for the teachers, greet them with small gifts such as pens and other items. The teachers are reminded how noble their profession is and how important their role is in shaping the future of the country.
Covid and the changing scenario
Covid-19 has brought a change in the way of celebration of Teacher's Day since 2020, Educational institutions were shut down and online classes were only the best way to carry the education and teaching-learning forward.
The communities and government have immensely applauded and saluted the front line workers during the covid pandemic but overlooked the contribution of the teaching fraternity. The teachers who had a tough time handling the online classes irrespective of their personal problems and many other obstacles deserves to be acknowledged and applauded. They are indeed the unsung heroes of the covid regime who had just lost in the dust having served the society.
- Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
"HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY TO ALL THE TEACHERS OUT THERE"
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