Your article “Teachers: shaping future & Building nation” (AV- Sept 5) reminded me of a quote of APJ Kalam that “Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.”
Today we find that the relationship between teachers and students has deteriorated in various schools. Teachers’ Day offers a perfect opportunity for the educators to reflect on ways to better themselves. It is to be remembered that after our parents, the most important role played is by our teachers in the process of our learning about life around us, its significance and how we must use this knowledge to build a better world for the next generation. Teachers act as our friend, philosopher and guide through our growing years in school and in later years of young adulthood. This is a great day for all students to acknowledge a teacher’s efforts and contribution in moulding us into becoming better human beings and citizens through education and knowledge.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)