Every year Teachers’ Day is celebrated all over India on 5th September. It is because Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was born on this day. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan who later became a great government dignitary, was earlier an outstanding teacher. He taught in India and later in England. He was greatly loved by his pupils for his scholarship and affable manners.
Teachers’ day is celebrated in our school every year. On this day, teachers are given a break for their routine job of teaching. In their place, the students of XII class dress smartly as teachers and teach the junior classes for about an hour or so. All the students take them as real teachers for that period. A day earlier, the school hall is tastefully decorated with colourful ribbons and bunting. The main function is held there.
All the teachers are invited by the students through artistic invitation cards as our honored guests and the most important persons. A cultural programme especially prepared for the teachers is held. In this programme, skits, songs, dances, mimicry and parodies are presented by the students. The teachers are parodied in a light vein without giving any of them an occasion for being displeased.
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The student representatives in their speeches praise the teachers for the good work they do as nation-builders. We pray for their prosperity and long life. We even offer apologies for any lapses on our part.Then the teachers are presented beautiful bouquets and gifts, which usually create laughter without malice.Last of all the teachers are invited to a light refreshment programme and we get blessings from them which they give liberally in tune with their general nature of love and generosity.