Today is 5th september-teacher’s day. I feel very fresh with the memories of teacher’s day celebration in school. We used to plan days ahead for the festivity..the dances, plays (mimicing our dearest teachers 😛 ) and songs. And ohh yes…we used to get fresh flowers to present to the principal and teachers, plus a hand made card for our favorite teacher 😉
People say that gone are the days of respect for teachers. Indeed its true, that indian tradition of gurukuls was long gone, then the respect for teachers also faded away. Its no surprise that now students don’t follow every word of teachers as in olden days. Gone is that era of respect, dedication and righteousness.
But, are only students to be blamed for this change? Nooo..not at all. Actually, no one has to be blamed…times change and it did..
Now it is almost impossible (i said ‘almost’) to find a teacher who lives life by example, students are facing lack of role models, guides, inspirers and guru like personality who moulds the character of students like their own childen.
Hey..before you get me wrong i must tell that i am not saying that teacher-student relation doesn’t exist today..i am not saying that teachers today do not mould the raw vessel in the form of their student. It does and they do.
Only the form has changed.
Let me come to significance of teacher-student relation in today’s scenario….
We like certain subjects and hate others
The reason for liking a subject is simple…when we understand the concepts we start loving the subject.
As most of the time it happens the subject we understand properly is because it was taught by a good teacher…a good teacher makes us fall in love with the subject and we end up pursuing it for higher studies and slowly our career and at large, our life forms around it.
Our work presently, our life and our success is granted to us by our teachers. I am very thankful to the great teachers i had and feel blessed.
Even today teacher’s form us, form our lives and careers. Only the most hyped character building role of gurus seems to be missing.