“Teachers are the backbone of any country, the pillar upon which all aspirations are converted into realities.” – Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Going down the memory lane, when Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday on 5th September. He replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5th September is observed as Teacher’s Day.” Such were his pure thoughts and legacy passed on to his students which is celebrated every year as Teacher’s Day. A teacher is a candle who spends the whole life lighting up the lives of the students. Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge, sprinkle them with love and patiently nurture their growth to produce tomorrow’s dreams. With the perspective of acknowledging the teachers’ contributions and celebrating the birth anniversary of the great scholar and eminent educationist, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the ‘Teacher’s Day’ celebration was held on Saturday, 4 September 2021 with great zest and zeal. It was just the perfect way to pay tribute to India’s former President, the recipient of the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a distinguished academician and a great mentor. Special morning assemblies on Microsoft Teams platform were conducted by the students of Grade V, VIII and XII. The Maxfortians presented the feeling of thankfulness towards their teachers through symphonic music performance. The gratitude dance mesmerized the teachers with the purest emotions of the students depicted by the rhythmic movements. The all-inspiring theatrical pieces “shukriya”, “Teacher-a role model and online teaching” and “vo bhi kya din the” captured the memories of this sparkling day in the hearts of the teachers and overjoyed the joyous programme arranged especially for them to the fullest. Respected Principal ma’am, Dr Ratna Chakravarty enlightened the young minds with the inspiring words that teachers are the strength of the students. Parents give birth and great teachers show the way to attain success. Four important aspects of teaching are gyan, dhyan, dhairya and karma. Continuing the realm of knowledge, she explained to the students that during the time of lockdown and throughout the pandemic their teachers have acted as superheroes and have not allowed the learning to stop. At the end, the students presented vote of thanks for their wonderful teachers. On the whole, it turned out to be a spectacular day full of emotions, expressions and motivation for a bright future ahead.