गुरुर ब्रह्मा गुरुर विष्णु गुरुर देवो महेश्वरः गुरुः साक्षात्परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नमः
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. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was a well-known diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all a Teacher.
When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "Birthday". In reply, Dr. Radhakrishnan said, "Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers'''' Day". The request showed Dr. Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers'''' Day in India.
Teachers mould the lives that they influence because the lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life. We should always respect our teachers. Teachers need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their devotion to students is appreciated. The good teacher has greater influence in shaping the life of an individual even more than his/her parents. In our country’s culture, a teacher has been given a place above the almighty god. Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5th of September to honour and acknowledge the contribution made by countless numbers of teachers in helping and moulding the careers of lakhs of students and in turn shaping the destiny of India. Keeping this in mind, the students of Oxford World School, presented greeting cards to their teachers. The management of the school was very kind to appreciate the hard work of the teachers and they also surprised the teachers with lovely gifts. This day was made special by all the students and the management for the teachers’ for their sincere dedication and efforts.
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself." Edward Bulwer Lytton