Maria Montessori,a renowned educationist aptly quoted, The greatest sign of success for a teacher….is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” This quotation was quoted in light of the importance of teachers around the world and it stands true for every individual who is, was and had been a student somewhere, sometime down the life. Undoubtedly, students were, are and shall always remain indebted to what their teachers have bestowed upon them.
In India, Teacher’s Day falls on 5th September every year and is celebrated as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. Also familiarized as Teachers’ Appreciation Day or National Teacher’s Day, this day also marks the birth anniversary of the former President of India, a renowned & timeless teacher and an academic philosopher- Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He firmly believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”.
Someone truly said that ‘A good teacher is like a candle-it consumes itself to light the way for other.’ Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions. Teachers are the role-models, mentors and the beacons of light for their students in the true sense.
Students across the country eagerly look forward to celebrate Teacher’s Day with sheer spirit of the occasion. On this day, school students fondly dress-up as their favourite teachers, especially the girls who adorn beautiful sarees and pretend to act like their teachers, by teaching their juniors. In the similar manner, at times, even the teachers pretend to be students to relive the time and attend the lectures, when their students are addressing the class as teachers. This creates a sense of understanding among the teachers and the students & thus allows both to strengthen the bond.
Students in schools, colleges and other educational institutions organise special programmes and dedicatedly spend quality time to honour their teachers. Reunion parties for the teachers are also held to revive and relieve the old memories. Students shower their love, care and respect towards their teachers by presenting them with gifts, greeting cards, bouquet of flowers, chocolates etc.
To add more fun and make this day a special one, here are some of the most popular songs and movies entirely dedicated to the beloved teachers.
Popular Teacher’s Day Songs:
On the special occasion of Teacher’s Day, dedicate a song to your favourite teacher. Here is a list of popular songs dedicated to teachers and to one of the most beautiful & cherished relationship that students share with their teachers:
- Sir, sir o sir, we love you…. (Movie-Sir)
- Dekho inhe ye hain os ki boondein…. (Movie-Taare Zameen Par)
- Aashayein khilein dil ki (Movie-Iqbal)
- Kholo kholo darwaze parde karo kinare….(Movie-Taare Zameen Par)
- Tum hi mata, pita tum hi ho…. (Movie-Main Chup Rahungi)
- Ruk jana nahi tu kahin haar ke….(Movie-Imtihaan)
- Tare Zameen Par….(Movie-Taare Zameen Par)
- Humko Mann Ki Shakti Dena….(Movie-Guddi)
Popular Teacher’s Day Movies:
This teacher’s day, indulge in watching some of the most popular movies and recall your studenthood:
- Taare Zameen Par
- Stanley ka Dabba
- 3 Idiots
Here’s wishing all the teachers a very Happy Teacher’s Day..!!