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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 comments on “A tribute to Teachers!

  1. Sudhir Chauhan
    September 5, 2017

    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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    • radhikasreflection
      September 5, 2017

      Thank you Sudhir. We too had a similar thing in school. Each student took on the time table of the particular teacher and followed it. The girls had to wear Saree too. So it was a big event which we looked forward to ☺️☺️

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  2. swalia
    September 5, 2017

    Loved the posters. Your daughter is equally talented!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Emotions Passion
    September 5, 2017

    Really awesome
    I remember my school days after reading this.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. dilkiaawazsunoblog
    September 5, 2017

    Very true Radhika.. we can find a teacher in every individual… And if we can get the best from the other person we will be such a different person

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  5. Andrei
    September 5, 2017

    Lovely tribute Radhika! Just so you know, my wife is a teacher by profession 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. maanini
    September 5, 2017

    Lovely tribute! Beautiful post!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. boundlessblessingsblog
    September 5, 2017

    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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  8. balroop2013
    September 5, 2017

    A lovely poetic tribute to teachers, without whom life could be unimaginable. May they stay blessed!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Courtney Livingston
    September 5, 2017

    Aw I love this!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Asha Seth
    September 5, 2017

    Yaya. Happy teacher’s day!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. DeepikasRamblings
    September 5, 2017

    Very nice. Also very creative creations by your little one ☺️👍

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Goin' the extra...aaamile
    September 5, 2017

    As always, it is a wonderful feeling to read a post from Radhika. Happy Teacher’s Day to you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sunith
    September 5, 2017

    Posters are nicely designed.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Rekha
    September 5, 2017

    Happy teacher’s day to you, R 🙂🙂🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. almeidadepaulo
    September 5, 2017

    Congratulations for Mom and Daughter for so wonderful post!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Moushmi Radhanpara
    September 5, 2017

    What a wonderful tribute 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Madhusudan
    September 5, 2017

    Lovely post…Happy Teachers day.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. KathrinS
    September 5, 2017

    How wonderful, thanks for sharing. I can speak as both a student and a teacher, since I’ve been both. I’ve had some incredible teachers who have shaped me and changed the way I think. I can only hope to help others in a similar way in the future!
    Kathrin — http://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com

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  19. Author: Sadaf Siddiqi
    September 5, 2017

    Talented mom and daughter.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 6, 2017

    Lovely posters. Congrats to your daughter

    Liked by 1 person

  21. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    September 7, 2017

    Beautiful tribute to teachers

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Subhash
    September 7, 2017

    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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    • radhikasreflection
      September 7, 2017

      Thanks a lot Subhash for sharing your thoughts. Teaching is a very noble profession. Teachers mould and entire generation. So a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. Regards to them 🙏

      Like

  23. Megala
    September 8, 2017

    Great tribute ! Kudos to your daughter for her lovely posters !

    Liked by 1 person

  24. thewritewomanblog
    September 11, 2017

    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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    • radhikasreflection
      September 11, 2017

      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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      • thewritewomanblog
        September 12, 2017

        I so hope that the teachers do not get caught up in the monetary goals and ignore the fact that they are leading the citizens of tomorrow.

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      • radhikasreflection
        September 12, 2017

        I agree.

        Like

  25. ravisidula
    September 17, 2017

    Heart touching thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. kittysverses
    September 27, 2017

    Like mom,like daughter. Wonderful article and posters, Mam! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  27. gpkarmagh
    October 15, 2017

    Reblogged this on gpkarmagh and commented:
    Lovely post

    Liked by 1 person

  28. I am Aranab
    October 17, 2017

    the thing about teachers is that as we get higher up in education system the teachers keep getting worse and worse without any passion or care for the kids.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 17, 2017

      Unfortunately true in some cases Arnab. People who are passionate about teaching don’t become teachers as they are very poorly paid. Unless the system improves the pay scale this said state is going to continue.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. -- lydia
    October 27, 2017

    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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    • radhikasreflection
      October 27, 2017

      Thank you Lydia. I am sure you are a great teacher and that’s why your students wanted to appreciate and acknowledge your efforts. I agree it is a fulfilling career !!

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Mohammed Zakir
    December 11, 2017

    Beautiful post. Please do check my post om My Art Sir. Please do like and comment about your favourite teacher.

    Liked by 1 person

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