Teachers Rock! Mt Carmel Students Show Love to their Teachers on ‘TD’
Our Teachers Rock! Mount Carmel Central School-Mary Hill-Mangaluru Students Express Gratitude and Love to their Teachers on “Teachers Day”
Mangaluru: “You took time to listen and to hear, to laugh, to just be there! ” – Teachers are more than automaton instructors, pounding away on the chalkboard all day. They are mentors and inspirations, and Teacher’s Day is all about appreciating your teachers – it’s a day when students remember to go up to their teachers and tell them how much they appreciate them. And that’s exactly what the hundreds of students belonging to Mount Carmel Central School- Mary Hill here did by expressing their love and gratitude to their “Teachers” by organizing a “Teacher’s Day” bash filled with tributes, prayers, songs, dance and skit. The teachers were all dressed to thrill, attired in their glittering and colorful sarees, making me completely color-blind! And they were all ready for the big celebration filled with fun, frolic and revelry. Yes, these Teachers simply rock!
Teachers have always been the guiding force for the students, who have inspired them to move ahead and achieve much in life. “Teachers Day” is the right time for the students to express their feelings of thankfulness and gratitude towards the teachers. It is a time when students show their affection to them. Teacher is someone who inspires you, encourages you and makes you capable enough to face all the odds of life. This is why a special day, known as “Teachers Day”, is dedicated to teachers, providing students the perfect chance to honor them. A true teacher is not someone who just teaches academic lessons to his/her students. Rather, he/she is like a guide, who helps the students in each and every sphere of life, by giving the right advice. They are future makers.
None of the achievers in this world has attained a feat without the guidance of a teacher. ‘Teachers Day’ is a special occasion for students to honor their teachers and thanking them for being the guiding light in their lives. Teachers play a significant role in our lives. Right from kindergarten to college, they teach us and enlighten us on all aspects of learning. They guide and inspire us to have a sense of purpose in life and goad us to pursue the right career path. They mold us to become better human beings and social citizens of the world.It is impossible to measure the immense contribution that teachers have made in our lives. In one of the skit, school students dressed up like their teachers and taught their juniors, the same way as their teachers do.
Apart from being the day when the students gave recognition to their teachers hard work, the festival also brought out a healthy interaction between students and teachers, wherein the latter recognized the teaching capability of the former. The thoughtful and respectful “Teachers Day” celebrations reflected the fact that the students cared for their beloved teachers- and in response the teachers appreciated what the students did for them on this “Day”. The ceremonious occasion was celebrated with various performances by the students, like dance, skit, mimicry of teachers, games, Thanksgiving, music and so on. And the teachers also actively participated in the proceedings of the event. The cultural programme put up by the students, was followed by a get-together of teachers organized by Parents Teachers Association, where they had some interactions, games, sumptuous lunch ending with a dance/baila session.
The celebrations began with a prayer song, followed by the two girl comperes namely Shaima Shamim and Saakshi Pinto of class 10 B expressing their thoughts and feelings about their Teachers- they said, ” Teachers are a significant part of every one’s life. They show us the right path and groom us to become a better citizen and a better person. They teach us to face the most difficult challenges of life and get through them, easily. Teacher’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for the students to extend their sincere gratitude to their teachers, for being an influential part of their life. The teachers act as the guide for life, show the path towards success and enrich the personality of their disciples by imparting ethical and academic knowledge. On this “day” we say a big thank you and appreciate everything what the teachers have done to us. May God bless our teachers-our mentors”.
In response, appreciating the efforts put by the students in organizing the event, Sr Melissa AC- the Principal said, ” A teacher is someone who is the mentor of your life. Right from the nursery teacher who taught you to identify the alphabets to the one who was your guide at the Math or computer project, a teacher has been the guiding force of your life. He/She is the one who made you the expert of the subject you are and also, been the motivational factor behind your success.Teachers are one of the greatest people whom you can across in your life. They are not only the selfless givers but also the mentors of your life. At every step of your life, you come cross teachers who devote their entire life in the enlightenment of students like you. Respect and obey your teachers, and you will be all good students coming out in flying colors in your academics.”
The entire event was organized by MCCS 9, 10, 11 and 12 th standard students-games for the teachers were also conducted. The welcome address was delivered by Craig DE’souza, and the vote of thanks was proposed by Areline Miranda both of 10th std. Prizes were given to teachers who had won in various contests. Sr Melissa AC-Principal of MCCS; Sr Carissima AC-Administrator, Sr Snehal AC-Vice Principal were among the hundreds of students and 70 teachers of MCCS who took part in the celebrations. The teachers also joined the students in singing a medley of Bollywood songs of the yester years like Bar Bar Dekho, Chalte Chalte etc. A classroom life was enacted by the students. Who said Teachers can’t dance? Yes, the formal function ended with teachers who joined in the “Penguin Dance” along with their students. Kudos to Head Girl and Head Boy and the Cabinet leaders for putting up a great show for their beloved teachers.
To Teachers with Love from Students Parents:
For the First time in the history of MCCS, that a get-together to mark Teachers day celebrations was organized by the members of Parent Teachers association of MCCS-namely Neville Rodrigues and Amie Silveira, who compered the programme; Saundeep D’souza- Vice President of PTA Association; Gloria Veigas- Secretary; Ryan Lobo; Veena Rosario; Soujanya Hegde; Asha Fernandes; Joyce Miranda; Virgelia Carol D’souza; Avrel Vas Naik; Rita Mascarenhas; Ananthesh Prabhu; and Renuka Mohan. The programme began with a song ” In This Moment” dedicated to Teachers on “Teachers Day”, followed by welcome address by the compere Neville- and then with a bunch of games, fun and frolic. Prizes were distributed to the teachers who won in various games, and the celebration ended with sumptuous lunch arranged by the PTA members. Bon apetit!
Team Mangalorean wishes all teachers a “Happy Teachers Day” and may God bless you all! Ending this column with the lyrics from the song “In This moment” a tribute song to Teachers by Billy Barker :
“No matter where I go
Every time I look back on this road
You’ll always be a part of who I am
Everything I’ve known
Every seed of greatness you have sown
Through good and bad
Your love has watched me grow
You teach me right from wrong
Inspire me to be strong
You care in every way
In my heart you will always… stay
In this moment let me say
How I’m grateful
Everyday, you are here
To guide my way
When I’m lost, beside me stay
In this moment let me say
You turn my little into great
There’s no fear, my dreams awake
All that I can be
Mean so much ‘coz you believe in me
You show me how to live with dignity
When the lessons end
I can share with you just like a friend
Your loving smiles and frowns
Keep me safe
About Teacher’s Day:
In India, 5th September is celebrated as Teachers Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was a well-known diplomat, scholar, the President of India and above all, a teacher. When some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them tocelebrate his birthday, he said, “instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege, if 5th September is observed as Teachers day”. From then onwards, the 5th of September has been observed as Teachers Day, in India.
In the year 1965, some of the prominent students of Late Dr S. Radhakrishnan organised a gathering to pay obeisance to that Great Teacher of repute. In that gathering, in his speech Dr Radhakrishnan expressed his deep reservation regarding his birth anniversary celebration, and emphasised that his birth anniversary should be celebrated as ‘Teachers Day’, by paying homage to other Great Teachers of India and Bangladesh. Since the year 1967, 5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day till date. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was one of his closest friends throughout, had many great things to say about Dr. Radhakrishnan: “He has served his country in many capacities. But above all, he is a great teacher from whom all of us have learnt much and will continue to learn. It is India’s peculiar privilege to have a great philosopher, a great educationist and a great humanist as her President. That in itself shows the kind of men we honour and respect.”