5TH September, always close to our hearts with us planning surprises and decorating classes for our teachers. All dolled up in a teacher attire with girls flaunting their sarees and boys looking like a gentleman. Plays with students enacting student -teacher conversations, roses packed with a letter card for each teacher and lovely yummy cakes. All such precious memories are felt in our hearts whenever we recall a Teacher’s Day back from our alma mater. As they say, “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is a one day with great teacher.” The day marks the birth anniversary of the great Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna, honourable second Vice President of Independent India. He was a respected academician with Specialization in philosophy and has contributed a lot in the academic field during his era.
With teacher’s day around the corner, it is really worth acknowledging the way teaching has been revolutionized in India this year. The way pandemic completely altered the teaching platforms into virtual modes, it is worth appreciating looking after the efforts are put in nation-wide even with the digital divide the economy has as per statistics. These difficult times have surely instilled the importance of teachers in our lives. We may read and even understand on ourselves, but the exemplary output of the concepts and comprehension can be boosted by a teacher only. Online modules, Live teaching sessions, Online Assessments, Screen shares, ‘AM I AUDIBLE’ are the new trend these days. But teachers never miss a chance to do justice with giving the best of their knowledge in their domains even if the pandemic has hit in. The efforts of conducting online competitions and events just to keep children in a loop of social circle to boost creativity are worth acknowledging. It goes on an endless list to express gratitude to our teachers. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”, these are the words by the billionaire Bill Gates which are rightly proven in this pandemic. This year it is all going to be slightly different to celebrate the day of teachers but surely there will be no change in the amount of gratitude we carry for them.