Teachers’ Day Thoughts
September 5th is this Friday. In India we celebrate this as Teachers Day. It is the birth anniversary of Dr. Radhakrishnan, India’s second President and a literary scholar and life long educator. It is in his honor and to celebrate the educators in our lives that we celebrate September 5th every year as teachers day.
Teachers have always held a revered position in the Indian social structure. They have been given the same status as one’s own parents and not without merit.
Indian mythology has tales abound about student-teacher relationships and one is taught about Eklaviya who gave away his thumb because his teacher asked for it.
In today’s day and age it would be a little difficult to image one doing that. However the ethos behind the tale is the real story.
Sadly in today’s fast paced world, the value of teachers and what they do is fast losing importance.