Just like a candle has to burn itself to light other candles, similarly, a teacher has to constantly mould his/her inner and outer nature in such a way that inspires all the students to be honest and responsible citizens of the world.
Amidst adverse circumstances during the COVID-19 Pandemic, our teachers have been performing their duty to the nation resiliently. Manthan SVK, a social initiative of DJJS working to provide holistic education to the underprivileged, in order to honour the spirit of the teachers, celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5 September 2020 via video conferencing. The event was titled "Saluting our Educational Superheroes".
The online celebration began with an inspirational speech by Sadhvi Deepa Bharti Ji, Project Coordinator, Manthan SVK. She shared the memorable journey of Manthan SVK and thanked the teachers and volunteers for their unparalleled contribution in this journey. Further, a video clip was played showcasing the memories from previous years’ Teachers’ Day celebrations which made everyone reminisce about the beautiful times.
This was followed by an inspirational and motivational talk by Dr. Shivani Bharti Ji, Preacher, DJJS. She recalled the characteristics of some great teachers from the past and explained how a teacher acts as a worker who digs the well of knowledge and, thus, quenches the thirst of the students. She talked about how a teacher is well known by the excellence and achievements of his/her students. The role of a teacher in one's life is not only till the end of one’s school, but it also follows an individual in every aspect of his/her life. Sadhvi ji also mentioned the ancient Indian tradition of Guru-Shishya Paddhati, wherein a Divine Teacher bestows upon the disciple divine knowledge and helps his pupils become the best versions of themselves.
In the end, Manthan SVK teachers shared their past experiences and talked about how they felt during the event.