5 Sept every year is celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India to honor the teachers for all the efforts they put in to ‘shape the future of the nation’. The power of a nation flows through the knowledge bank it has. (You may read Tribute to my teachers….. for understanding the origin of this day in India).
It is the tireless efforts the teachers put in without any discrimination or high expectations which is what matters most in nation building. Teachers themselves have to remain on a learning mode all their life for the sake of their students. They have no option.
The period of pandemic has been tough for the teachers (Parents, elders, schoolteachers, professors, and friends all included). The classroom teaching has not been possible, but teaching -learning process had to continue. The students could not be left to suffer for want of education.
The teachers irrespective of the facilities available to them took on the challenge spiritedly. They spent hours in learning new technologies to ensure continuity of education of the students. Increase in working hours and overall workload, reduction in salaries in many cases has not dampened their spirits.
My gratitude to all the teachers who have played a crucial part in making me what I am. It is due to their efforts that I am sailing through life happily.