Posted by Salla Vijay kumar | 5th September 2017


This is my humble submission to all my Teachers, essentially those from whom I have learnt so much, to stand tall today and all those people who unknowingly or unintentionally made me learn so much by coming and being a part of different stages in my life, instilling the passion of learning into the world by large. We come across quotes, messages and motivational speeches and momentarily get overwhelmed by the message that is to be communicated. If one statement could make you smile and conscious, just imagine; what when you encounter a teacher one-to-one - World is not enough. For most of the issues pertaining to child education at schools, the teacher acts as an antidote. One medicine for all sorts and take my word – IT definitely works positive each time, IT is used.
 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975) was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. One of India's most distinguished twentieth-century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, his academic appointments included the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta (1921–1932) and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford (1936–1952). His philosophy was grounded in Advaita Vedanta, reinterpreting this tradition for a contemporary understanding. He has been influential in shaping the understanding of Hinduism, in both India and the west, and earned a reputation as a bridge-builder between India and the West.
Radhakrishnan was awarded several high awards during his life, including a knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, in 1954, and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. Radhakrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country". Since 1962, his birthday is celebrated in India as Teachers' Day on 5 September.
In lines with the great man, there have been eminent personalities in the history and the current world who have been striving continuously only to give back to the society. The best of this endeavor is that their exercise outcome is incomparable and distinct to its dissemination in order to check the extensity of their penetration /reach to the needy.  It is not wrong to mention that we Teachers spend more time than our own family with students, are in a better position to make informed decisions about a student’s education, should be given as much autonomy as possible when it comes to choosing instructional strategies, designing lessons, and providing academic support. It is a boon when standardizing and upgrading teaching methodologies is reinforced as a never ending process. To update and incorporate the best i.e., out of classroom sessions, market survey, vocational training, extra- curricular activities, projects etc break the monotony on the part of the students (definitely striking read-play balance) and increases productivity and excellence amongst the budding students.
Let the nobleness of teachers reach greater heights in accomplishing the spirit of education. Today 5th Sep 2017, is just one day to mark, but accounting for all our learning days – gone by, current in and yet to come. Wishing one and all learning stakeholders – both facilitators and beneficiaries - A HAPPY TEACHERS’ DAY GRATITUDE CELEBRATION.

Salla Vijay kumar
National Award Winning Lecturer,

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