MRS.R.RAJAMMAL,B.Sc, MA.M.Ed. (Kehtorai Rajma)
A President’s award winning teacher (KV2, AFS, Tambaram) whose name has been recommended for PADMA SHRI
Salutations to the teachers of our glorious nation
“ The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward
The concept of being a teacher in the Indian context is predominantly divine and socially a source of inspiration. Even from the ancient times, the significance of a teacher has been approved by the vedic order. That’s why we say, “Matha, Pitha, Guru, Devo Maheshwaraha.” Teacher, the guru, is given a place superior to God, the creator Himself. The role of a teacher in Indian society has been recorded and regarded as the custodian of culture, tradition and heritage. Teacher stands as the embodiment of virtue, repository of immaculate kindness and the fountainhead of gentility and generosity. In fact, in no other social system of the world, teachers have been treated with utmost dignity, stupendous esteem and marvelous identity.
A teacher in the school plays a multi-faceted role – responsible mentor, a second parent, a good friend a philosopher, a guide and a true counselor. In this electronic era where the students become ultimately restless due to various pressures of life, a teacher becomes the compendium of colossal endurance. A student is like a shapeless raw clay handed over to the teacher with hopes of being beautifully moulded. A good teacher is like a candle who burns to illuminate the way for others. An earnest teacher guides the students their way, but does not escort them to their destination.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated as a tribute to the valuable contribution made by the teachers to the society by imparting knowledge and the enlightening and shaping the carrier of students. Every year on 5th September, we gratefully remember the great educationist Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, whose dream was that “Teachers should be the best minds in the country.” Teachers play an influential role in the life of every student. They are like the beacons of light, guiding student’s right from the formative years of their lives. Teachers mould them and in the process of their future, what they learn from their teachers remains with them forever. Teaching gives self satisfaction for the teacher. The entire teaching community should render their services for the upliftment of the student community.
If the triangular bond among the Students, Teachers and Parents is strong and meaningful, then the nation’s future is secured.