A tribute to Teachers!

A guide, a guru, a teacher, a mentor, an educator call them by any name they mean the same.

In India, teacher’s day is celebrated on  5 September every year to commemorate the birth of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.

There is no denying in the fact that the teacher’s have played a very important role in moulding our personality and shaping us in who we are today.  A child is like wet clay, waiting to be sculpted into a beautiful piece of art. The teachers carry a huge responsibility of shaping the young minds!

On Teacher’s day, I look back in gratitude to all the people who have influenced me to be the person who I am today.  Parents, siblings, teachers, friends, husband, children, strangers, experiences and above all our greatest teacher “Life”!

A teacher,

ignites the young mind

nurtures the sprouts to take strong roots

clears the weeds of ignorance

helps the bud blossom into a flower!


A teacher,

Is a beacon of light guiding

like a candle who burns selflessly

to light a thousand new ones

enlightening the eager minds!


A teacher,

encourages her pupil

to flap their wings and soar high

instils confidence in them to

 tread on uncharted paths!


Salutations to all the teachers who

with their words of wisdom

can influence and impact

a student, beyond eternity!


Pic courtesy: The above posters have been designed by my daughter!


75 thoughts on “A tribute to Teachers!”

  1. lovely post Radhika….. I remember in our boarding school… we use to change guards and senior students were given role of teacher for a day…. we use to follow similar activities that of a teacher… go to class… teach… lunch together and in the afternoon after school was over a team was made of real teacher and his student representative and lot of competitions were held…… we use to enjoy a lot…..

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  2. Salutations to all the teachers in the way they mould the child. Awesome and brilliant composition of words, Radhika. I too received a great quote: ‘Good Teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things.’ Happy teachers day to you too.

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  3. I am from a family of teachers and taught myself for a few years. It matters a lot to get the respect and facilitate the teachers. I miss my teachers a lot and being from a convent they had their own unique styles, Happy teachers day to them, Thought of writing about it however time is not allowing me to do much nowadays. Have a good day and keep posting.

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  4. My little one is convinced about anything related to her work or school only if her teacher confirms it, even my words need confirmation. That becomes the role of a teacher in a little child’s life. Wishing all the wonderful teachers a very happy teachers day and gratitude to all the teachers who played a big and important role in molding us to become who we are today.

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    1. Oh yes Pranitha! I used to teach a few years back. And the parents would always tell me that, ” ma’am only if you tell something my child follows it diligently”. So a huge responsibility lies on the teachers shoulders to mould them well.

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  5. I enjoyed this poem! Thank you! And today, it was my students who informed me that today was Teacher’s Day! Even though Teacher’s Day is celebrated today to celebrate our hard work, I am grateful for having students who are so eager to learn and appreciate my efforts in engaging them! It is a fruitful career!

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