APJ Kalam said that “Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.” October 5 was celebrated as World Teachers’ Day that was started by UNESCO. It is a day devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. According to UNESCO in a statement acknowledged that crises, conflicts, and insecurity, alongside rising intolerance and discrimination, as well as budgetary restrictions are some of the factors affecting teachers in much of the world, undermining both their freedom and empowerment.
We all are aware that though teachers are critical to the functioning of society yet the teaching profession does not receive the respect it deserves. The profession of a teacher is the most important profession in the world because teachers fulfill the transfer of knowledge to “young minds”, without which the world we live in would degrade and fade. Teachers are like real potters who not only give our life a shape, but also enable to lit like a lamp forever after dispelling the darkness from all across the world. It is said that nothing is nobler in life than lighting a lamp in an ignorant soul. The saying is indeed true. Today the profession of teaching is recognised as one of the noblest professions in the world. World Teachers’ Day reminds people of the important role that teachers play. Teacher shapes the mind and goals of our younger generation, shaping the growth of the Nation. It is an opportunity to rethink on the issues faced by teachers from an international perspective. This day allows students, parents and community members to show their appreciation towards teachers and the positive impact they make on society. Teachers exert tremendous vital influence upon the society. The community is entirely depending on the teachers because it is in his hand to create and destroy the society. Teachers act as our friend, philosopher and guide through our growing years in school and in later years of young adulthood. Parents are the first teachers in our lives and impart the most important values of life from the day we are born, for learning remains a lifelong process. Teachers lay the very foundation of a nation by preparing the future citizens of the country; instilling in them the moral values as well as the capabilities to help the nation shine on.
A teacher understands that the development of every child is equally important and recognises the responsibility and faith that a parent places on the teacher when a child is sent to school.
The teacher is a person who gives children a space for a flight instead of limiting their moves. Robert Frost said, “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.” Unlike other professions, teachers exert a tremendous influence upon the society. It is in their hands to create or destroy the future of our land. Teachers profession is very great because they are the idol for every student. Teachers are the torchbearers of a society’s path towards progress and their contribution in the growth of mind and soul of youths is immense. They are one of the best trainers to complete the ambition of students life by learning a good way. Teachers need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their devotion to students is appreciated. This is a great day for all students to acknowledge a teacher’s efforts and contribution in molding us into becoming better human beings and citizens through education and knowledge. The Teachers’ Day is the perfect day to celebrate your favourite teacher, to show the teacher in your life how much he/she means to you or simply to acknowledge their teaching in general.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)