Dr. Madam Grace Pinto, MD of Ryan International School, pens down her thoughts on the noble profession of teaching, and why teachers deserve to be celebrated not just on one day, but all around the year.
Our former President, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam had aptly said, “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.” These words beautifully signify the very essence of being a teacher. September 5, is celebrated as teachers’ day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, a renowned teacher and a philosopher for his commendable contribution to education. This day is rightly set aside to honour our teachers for their sacrifice in making a significant contribution to society.
On this day, let us celebrate our teachers for their service to the nation and the entire humankind and get inspired by their lives that have influenced thousands of minds. The generations to come will be influenced by the values they have instilled in their students today and the impressions made by them will shape eternities beyond our imagination. Teaching is considered a noble profession because teachers not only transmit subject knowledge but also help children discover their strengths and potential within and nurture them as responsible human beings. Teachers are the pillars of our society; they play a vital role in bringing out the best from the children. They are responsible for nurturing extraordinary personalities by moulding and shaping young minds.
Dear teachers, remember that you continue to remain as an essential part of the enlightenment process which we all call as ‘Education’.You are not only empowering individuals but empowering generations to come. In this age of technology, while technology does its part, you as facilitators and constant companions are urged to add the much desired human touch and instil values that will last for generations to come. Today we are proud of our alumni who are excelling in diverse fields; thanks to all our teachers, it is the fruit of their hard work and dedication. On this teachers’ day, we urge you dear teachers to rededicate yourself for this noble cause of education. You hold the key to transform lives and society at large. There is a wealth of talent and potential within every child and you as teachers need to make every effort to unlock this wealth and empower children to discover their purpose in life. Cherish your special calling a teacher that impacts eternity.
Wish you a very Happy Teachers’ Day!
Dr. Madam Grace Pinto
Ryan International Group of Institutions