Teachers’ Day of India: 5th September
A 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. A good teacher’s proper guidance and support is very important in achieving one’s goal in life. Every successful individual always remembers the constructive role played by his/her teacher in their school-college days.
A teacher’s job is sometimes a thankless job; a teacher works in most honest way while performing his/ her duties towards shaping the careers of students, also apart from academics, other personal or extra-curricular activities of students are taken care of by him. A student can rely on his/her teacher for guidance on each and every aspect of his/her life; and a good teacher never disappoints his pupils.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5th of September to honor and acknowledge the contribution made by countless numbers of teachers in helping and molding the careers of lakhs of students and in turn shaping the destiny of India.
Teachers Day 2018
Teachers’ Day 2018 will be celebrated at Wednesday, on 5th of September.
Origin of Teacher’s Day Celebration
The day was marked for the celebration as Teachers’ Day since 1962 in respect and deference of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was born on 5th September, 1888. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a great scholar, philosopher and teacher of modern India and was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.
He became the first Vice President of India (from 1952 to 1962) and the second President of India (from 1962 to 1967). It was his wish that instead of celebrating his birthday on 5th of September every year, it would be better to celebrate it as Teachers’ Day all over India. Therefore, it was only natural way that his birthday would be celebrated as teachers day to pay respect towards lakhs of unknown teachers across the country.
India’s teacher’s day is different from the World Teacher Day which is celebrated on 5th of October every year in whole world.
Mode of Celebration:
On this day in every school of the country, students arrange and perform various types of cultural programs and activities as a token of love and respect towards their teachers. Outstanding teachers are also given prizes for their contribution in the development of schools and bringing good results from students.
Students also give personal gifts to their favorite teachers to express their affection and gratitude. A life-long bond is developed among teachers and students. Teachers also feel special as their hard work and honesty is recognized on this day.
Role of teachers in the making of a nation is most important and significant; therefore it is necessary that we pay our utmost respect and gratitude to them and celebrate 5th of September as a day of special teacher-student bonding.
Quotes on Teachers Day
A teacher plays great role in the student’s lives. Teachers are the real shapers of future of the students which can never be ignored. Teachers make their own lesson plan to make education more effective and interesting as well as facilitate students learning. Here we have listed some effective, inspiring, motivational and interesting quotes and quotations about teachers said by the famous and popular personalities all over the world. You can use such quotes to wish your teachers on their birthdays, teachers day or other special occasions.
“I feel blessed I can address students who are the future of India.” – Narendra Modi
“We must acknowledge the importance of teachers to the society.” – Narendra Modi
“Until teachers get their due it is difficult to bring about a change.” – Narendra Modi
“We must question why the smartest students don’t choose to become teachers.” – Narendra Modi
“When I went to a school in Japan, they told me that both the teachers and students perform cleaning tasks here to keep the schools clean. I wondered why can’t we do it in India.” – Narendra Modi
“As students I am sure you have several dreams. If you are determined to move ahead nothing can stop you. Our youth are talented.” – Narendra Modi
“India is a youthful nation. Can’t we think of exporting good teachers?” – Narendra Modi
“It’ easy to find information on Google guru but that’s not equal to gaining knowledge.” – Narendra Modi
“Both teachers and students must move ahead together for the nation to progress.” – Narendra Modi
“If you are determined nothing can stop you from determining your dreams.” – Narendra Modi
“If your education is not enough, experience will teach you lessons.” – Narendra Modi
“One should play and sweat. Life shouldn’t be bogged down by books.” – Narendra Modi
“Importance of technology is increasing every day, we must not deprive our children of technology, if we do then it’s a social crime.” – Narendra Modi
“Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan served this country well, he did not celebrate his birthday, he celebrated it for teachers.” – Narendra Modi
“We want to make nation-building a people’s movement.” – Narendra Modi
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” – Carl Jung
“A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrik Clarke
“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” – John Steinbeck
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda
“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” – Dr. Seuss
“Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.” – Joe Manchin
“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.” – Charles Kuralt
“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” – Khalil Gibran
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams
“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer
“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” – Confucius
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren
“Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the ‘naturals,’ the ones who somehow know how to teach.” – Peter Drucker
“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” – C. S. Lewis
“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.” – Dan Rather
“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” – Philip Wylie
“The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.” – Robert Brault
“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” – Helen Caldicott
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
“A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”- Horace Mann
“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.” – Maria Montessori
“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great
“You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.” – Elisabeth Rohm
“A good teacher is a determined person.” – Gilbert Highet
“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin
“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” – Andy Rooney
“If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” – Guy Kawasaki
“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.” – Lee Iacocca
“That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.” – Maria Callas
“I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.” – James Levine
“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
“The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.” – Michael Porter
PM Modi’s Speech on Teachers Day 2015
As per the Media report: PM Modi has addressed mass of students on teachers day 2015 a day before the 5th of September means on 4th of September between 10am and 11.45am. He has given his speech a day before as 5th of September is a holiday in 2015 due to the Janmashtami festival.
He has interacted with the students all across the country on 4th of September in order to share some tips on public speaking. He answered the question of a student (“How have you achieved such mastery in oratory?”), who was very curious to know how the PM gives speeches without a script. PM Modi answered that “To be a good orator, you need to be a good listener. You need to listen with your eyes and your mind,”. He also motivated the students by saying that “Don’t worry about what people will say. Don’t be nervous. You should be confident,”.
He said that, what you want to say just write down “That will help you sharpen your speech,”. He also suggested students to take help from the Google and YouTube and said that “You are google guru vidyarthi (students) after all. If you see other speeches online, you will gain confidence,”.
He was also questioned by a student about leadership for which he answered that, “To be a leader, you should be attached to people. Their pain should give you sleepless nights,”. He urged students to think for, ”why they would want to become leaders”, “for happiness, elections or to solve problems.”
Controversy around PM Modi’s Teachers’ Day Speech on 5 September, 2014
Though the children of India have been celebrating Teacher’s Day as a day when they express their love and respect for their teachers and in turn teachers also show their affection for their pupils, but this year’s Teachers’ Day on 5th of September 2014 is in news for a reason other than a simple student-teacher event.
As per the directives of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry all government and private schools across the country were asked by the Government to ensure and arrange for PM Narendra Modi’s live televised Teachers’ Day speech and interaction with school children at the Manekshaw Auditorium in Delhi.
The said directive also stated that schools will have to arrange for televisions, cable connections and projectors etc. so that students can also see the question-and-answer session which will be telecast live on Doordarshan between 3 pm to 4.45 pm.
But the directive is being criticized by some schools and opposition parties on the ground that the school children cannot compulsorily be forced to remain in school till 5 pm to watch PM’s speech. Opposition parties are suggesting that the timing of speech should be changed to suit school hours so that small school children will not have to remain in school till evening.
Furthermore, another problem which is being faced by schools authorities is that at such short notice they are finding it difficult to arrange technical instruments needed for the live telecast of the Speech as all schools of the country are not well equipped with modern telecommunication instruments and infrastructure.
One more question which is of significance is that whether school children can be asked to compulsorily watch and listen to PM’s speech. Though PM of the country has every right to address the students and children of the nation but making them listen to it compulsorily seems unwarranted.
For instance when PM makes his speech to the nation on 15th of August or on 26th January every year, it is not compulsory for anyone to listen to it and everyone is at his or her liberty to either listen to it or not. Then why Teachers’ day speech of the PM is being made compulsory for school children across the country?
Hopefully, the controversies around Teachers’ Day will not affect the auspiciousness of the day which is being celebrated every year on 5th of September in the memory of a great educationist and scholar President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and the sanctity and usefulness of Teacher’s Day will not be marred in pointless political controversies.
It would be better if Teachers’ Day remains as a day of Teacher-Student bonding of love and respect as it has always been.
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Republic Day Speech
Republic day celebration is a huge national event celebration in India especially for students in the schools, colleges and other educational institutions. Variety of activities are run by the teachers to enhance student’s skill and knowledge about Republic day of India. Speech recitation and group discussion are some of the most important activities on Republic Day of India.
We have provided below various speech on Republic Day which will help students to develop leadership qualities. All the Republic day speech are very simple and easily worded, written according the students need and requirement. Using such speech, students may easily involve in the speech recitation activity without any hesitation. So, you can select any of the speeches on Republic Day according to your class standard:
Republic Day Speech 1
Good morning to all. My name is…… I read in class….. As we all know that we have gathered here on the very special occasion of our nation called as Republic Day of India. I would like to narrate a Republic Day speech in front of you. First of all I would like to say a lot of thank to my class teacher as just because of her I have got such a wonderful opportunity in my school to come on this stage and speak something about my beloved country on its great occasion of Republic day.
India is a self-governing country since 15th of August 1947. India got independence from the British rule on 15th of August in 1947 which we celebrate as Independence Day, However, on 26th of January since 1950 we celebrate as Republic Day. The Constitution of India came into force on 26th of January in 1950, so we celebrate this day as the Republic Day every year. This year in 2016, we are celebrating 67th republic day of India.
Republic means the supreme power of the people living in the country and only public has rights to elect their representatives as political leader to lead the country in right direction. So, India is a Republic country where public elects its leaders as a president, prime minister, etc. Our Great Indian freedom fighters have struggled a lot to the “Purna Swaraj” in India. They did so that their future generations may live without struggle and led country ahead.
The name of our great Indian leaders and freedom fighters are Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekher Ajad, Lala Lajpath Rai, Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel, Lal bahadur Shastri, etc. They fought continuously against the British rule to make India a free country. We can never forget their sacrifices towards our country. We should remember them on such great occasions and salute them. It has become possible just because of them that we can think from our own mind and live freely in our nation without anyone’s force.
Our first Indian President was Dr. Rajendra Prasad who said that, “We find the whole of this vast land brought together under the jurisdiction of one constitution and one union which takes over responsibility for the welfare of more than 320 million men and women inhabit it”. How shame to say that still we are fighting with crime, corruption and violence (in the form of terrorist, rape, theft, riots, strikes, etc) in our country. Again, there is a need to get together to save our country from such slavery as it is pulling our nation back from going to its main stream of development and progress. We should be aware of our social issues like Poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, global warming, inequality, etc in order to solve them to go ahead.
Dr. Abdul Kalam has said that “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the Father, the Mother and the Teacher”. As a citizen of the country we should think seriously about it and do all possible efforts to lead our nation.
Thanks, Jai Hind.
Republic Day Speech 2
Good morning to my respected Principal Madam, my respected Sir and Madam and my all colleagues. I would like to say thank you to give me such a great opportunity to speak something on our Republic Day. My name is….. I read in class…..
Today, we all are here to celebrate 67th Republic Day of our nation. This is a great and auspicious occasion for all of us. We should greet each other and pray to God for the development and prosperity of our nation. We celebrate Republic Day in India every year on 26th of January as the constitution of India came into force at this day. We are regularly celebrating the Republic Day of India since 1950 as on 26th of January in 1950 India constitution came into force.
India is a democratic country where public is authorized to elect its leaders to lead the country. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was our first President of India. Since we got independence from the British rule in 1947, our country has developed a lot and counted among the powerful countries. Together with some developments, some drawbacks have also arisen such inequality, poverty, unemployment, corruption, illiteracy, etc. We need to take a pledge today for solving such problems in the society to make our country a best country of the world.
Thanks, Jai Hind!
Republic Day Speech 3
I would like to say good morning to My Respected Principal, Sir, Madam and my dear colleagues. As we all know that we get together here to celebrate 67th Republic Day of our nation. This is very auspicious occasion for all of us. Since 1950, we are celebrating Republic Day every year with lots of joy and happiness. Before starting the celebration, our chief guest of the Republic Day hoists the national flag of India. Then we all stand up and sing our Indian national anthem which is a symbol unity and peace in India. Our National Anthem is written by the great poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Our national flag has three colors and a wheel in the center with 24 equal sticks. All the three colors of our Indian National Flag have some meaning. Top saffron colour of our flag denotes the strength and courage of our country. The middle white colour indicates peace however lower green colour indicates the growth and prosperity. There is a navy blue wheel in the center having 24 equal spokes indicating Dharma Chakra of the great king Ashoka.
We celebrate republic day on 26 January as the Indian constitution came into force at this day in 1950. At republic day celebration, a big arrangement takes place by the government of India in New Delhi at Rajpath in front of the India Gate. Every year, a chief guest (prime minister of other country) is invited to fulfill the purpose of saying “Atithi Devo Bhava” as well as enhance the glory of the occasion. Indian army do republic day parade and take salute of the National Flag. There is also a big exhibition of the Indian culture and tradition takes place by the different Indian states to show the Unity in Diversity in India.
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat
Republic Day Speech 4
I would like to say good morning to our respected Principal, my teachers, my seniors and colleagues. Let me let you know something about this special occasion. Today we are celebrating 67th republic day of our nation. It was started celebrating since 1950, two and half years later to the Independence of India in 1947. We celebrate it every year on 26th of January as our constitution came into effect on the same day. After getting independence from the British rule in 1947, India was not a self-ruled country means a sovereign state. India became a self-governing country when its constitution came into effect in 1950.
India is a republic country which has no any king or queen to rule it however public of this country is the ruler. Every one of us living in this country has equal rights, no one can be a president, chief minister or prime minister without voting of us. We have the right to choose our best Prime Minister or other leaders to lead this country in the right direction. Our leaders should be capable enough to think in the favor of our country. He should think equally about every states, villages and cities of the country so that India can be a well developed country without any discrimination of race, religion, poor, rich, high class, lower class, middle class, illiteracy, etc.
Our leader should have dominating property in the favor of country so that each and every official may follow all the rules and regulations in correct way. Every official should follow the Indian rules and regulations in order to make this country a corruption free country. Only a corruption free India would really and truly mean a country with “Unity in Diversity”. Our leaders should not understand them a special person, as they are one from us and have been selected according to their capability to lead the country. They have been selected by us to serve their truthful services to the India for a limited time period. So, there should not be any confusion between their own ego and authority and position.
As being an Indian citizen, we too are fully responsible about our country. We should make ourselves up-to-date, read news and be completely aware of what are going on in our country, what are going on wrong or right, what are our leaders doing and firstly what we are doing for our country. Earlier, India was a slave country under British rule which was made independent after several years of struggle by the sacrifices of thousands of lives of our freedom fighters. So, we should not let go easily their all priceless sacrifices and make this country a slave country again under corruption, illiteracy, inequality and other social discrimination. Today is the best day when we should take an oath to preserve our country’s real meaning, position, status and most importantly culture of humanity.
Thanks, Jai Hind
Republic Day Speech 5
Good morning to the Excellencies, respected Principal sir, sir, madam, my seniors and my dear colleagues. My name is…… I study in class….. I would like to speech on this great annual occasion of Indian Republic Day. First of all, I would like to say a big thank to my class teacher for giving me such a great opportunity to speech here on the Republic day of India. My dear friends, we have gathered here to celebrate this special occasion of our nation. We celebrate republic day on 26 January annually to commemorate the day when Indian constitution came into force and India was declared as republic country.
I am very proud to be the citizen of India. At this day, we unfurl the National Flag of India and sing the National Anthem to show our heartily respect for our republic country. It is celebrated all over the country at schools, colleges, universities, educational institutions, banks and many more places. It was 26 January, 1950 when Indian National Constitution came into force. The period from 1947 to 1950 was transition period and King George VI became the head of state whereas Lord Mountbatten and C. Rajagopalachari became the Governors-General of India.
The Government of India Act (1935) was replaced as the governing document of India after the enforcement of Indian Constitution in 1950 on 26 January. The Constitution of India was adopted on 26th of November in 1949 by the by Indian Constituent Assembly however implemented later in 1950 with a democratic government system declaring the country as independent republic. 26 January was especially selected because on the same day in 1930 Indian National Congress had declared Indian Independence means Purna Swaraj. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of Republic India in 1950 after the adoption of Constitution.
A grand parade by the Indian army (from all three services) is organized in the national capital (New Delhi) as well as state capitals of the country. The parade of the national capital starts from the Raisina Hill (near to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the residential place of Indian President) and ends to the past India Gate along with the Rajpath. Together with the Indian army, states of country also take part in the parade (decked with finery and official decorations) to show their culture and tradition. At this day, our country follows the tradition of “Atithi Devo Bhava” by inviting a chief guest (PM, President or King from another country) on 26 January. President of India, who is the Commander in Chief of Indian army, takes the salute by the Indian Armed Forces. The Prime Minister of India gives a floral tribute to the sacrificed Indian soldiers at the Amar Javan Jyoti, India Gate. The celebration of republic day continues by 29th of January which ends after the beating retreat ceremony. At this day, every Indian shows his/her respect and Pride to the National Constitution.
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat
Republic Day Speech 6
Good morning to the respected Principal sir, sir, madam, my seniors and my dear friends. My name is…… I study in class….. I would like to speech in front of you on this Republic Day. I am very grateful to my class teacher for giving me such a great opportunity to recite a speech on republic day of India. My dear friends, we celebrate this national event every year to remember and pay respect to the Indian constitution. It is celebrated in all the schools and colleges by the students and teachers however also celebrated at government offices and other institutions of the states all over the country. A main celebration takes place in the national capital, New Delhi, at Rajpath, Indian Gate before to the President of India and chief guest from another country. A grand ceremonial parade is organized at the Rajpath in order to perform tribute to India.
At this day, the Constitution of India came into force in 1950 however, was adopted on 26 November 1949 by the Constituent Assembly. On 26 January, India was declared Purna Swaraj by the Indian National Congress in 1930 that’s why 26 January was chosen to bring Indian Constitution into force. After its enforcement the Union of India officially became contemporary Republic of India which had replaced the Government of India Act 1935 to fundamental governing document. Our country was declared a sovereign, secular, socialist, and democratic republic by the Constitution. Our constitution assures the citizens of India about justice, liberty, and equality among them.
Our Indian Constitution was drafted by the Constituent Assembly (389 members). It took around three years (actually two years, eleven months and eighteen days) to be written. A Drafting Committee was set up by the Constituent Assembly on 29th of August in 1947 to draft the Constitution under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Some important figures of the drafting committee were Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, C. Rajagopalachari, Sanjay Phakey, Balwantrai Mehta, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Kanaiyalal Munshi, Rajendra Prasad, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Nalini Ranjan Ghosh, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, and Sandipkumar Patel. More than 30 members of the total drafting committee were from scheduled class. Some important women members of the committee were Sarojini Naidu, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Durgabai Deshmukh, Hansa Mehta, and Vijayalakshmi Pandit. Constitution of India gives rights to its citizens to select their own government.
India got independence in 1947 on 15 August however became a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state after adoption of its Constitution. In the National capital, a salute of 21 guns is given to the Indian National Flag and then National Anthem is sung. A huge parade by the Indian armed forces is held in front of the President of India and chief guest. School students also participate in the parade to show their creativity in the form of dance and songs. It also includes state wise jhanki on the Rajpath to display the unity in diversity in India.
Thank You, Jai Hind
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