Friday, September 5, 2008

Happy Teachers' Day!!

Good morning dear readers,

Today is Teachers' Day, birthday of our Second President Late Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Its a memorable day for all of us in the academic field to remember the teachers who have mentored us and celebrate. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became President, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, September 5. He replied, "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day." Thank you Dr. YVS for sharing the following lovely lines as a mark of respect to a teacher.

Oh respectable teacher........

You are a preacher – of good, strengths and virtues

You are a potter - for all students are clay and alike

You mould them - with your hands with care and love

You shape them - with utmost tenderness and affection

You carve them - by cutting the vices and ego slices

You etch them - with sharpened warnings, shaped blesses

You teach them - with utmost care and for ultimate results

You reach them - with selfless affection and zero friction

You broach them - with parental feelings and hearty dealings

You pamper them – with your patience and patronage

You hamper them – when you find them on evil roads

You sharpen them – by your homework and class work

You paint them – that the world can see the beauty in them

You tough them – that they do not break in future life

You rough them – that they learn all men are not alike

You finally send them – with a great agony and farewell

You know that – their future is perfect and safe, if they listened to you

Oh my beloved teacher........ I bow my head with humbleness and respect so that

All your blessings help me achieve positive results!!

I hope you enjoy these lines and celebrate teachers' day with affection. Theology students can find links to some of the works penned by Dr. Radhakrishnan here like An Idealist View of Life.

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