What do we mean by a teacher?

There may be infinite definitions of a teacher, some of them may include:

  • One who provides the knowledge in both forms whether practical knowledge or theoretical knowledge.
  • One who makes us aware about the worldly-wide things or the materialistic things.
  • One who rectifies our mistakes at our student age.
  • One who provides us proper guidance related to each and every concept of our syllabus and life too.


So, these are some definitions, which describe a teacher up to some extent, but here I also want to mention a precise definition of a teacher which is:-

T- Truthfulness
E- Earnestness
A- Affection
C- Creative
H- Honest
E- Eagerness
R- Responsible


Overall, a teacher is the ocean of knowledge. Hereby, a very important question arises that why teaching is considered as a great or unique profession. Basically each and every profession has its own uniqueness, but still there are some different or peculiar things in all of them, which make one unique from the other. The following points would provide us the answer of the above question:


1-      It is the only profession which increases the student potential by making them believe that each and one possess the same kind of potential for achieving success.

2-      It increases the capability, which makes us to learn a subject easily and that too in a interesting way.

3-      A teacher removes darkness of our lives by carrying a torch of light in hands that is making us literate from being illiterate.


Now, let us we look at the brief history of the Teacher’s day that how, when and why this day is celebrated.


Well, India has been celebrating Teacher’s Day on 5th September since 1962. This day commemorates the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence and his own contribution towards Indian education system. The birthday of Dr. Radhakrishnan came to be celebrated as Teacher’s day when one day, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday and then Dr. Radhakrishnan said that instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if Sep. 5th is observed as Teacher’s day. From then, onwards this day is celebrated all across India.


On this day, we gratefully remember the great educationist apart from honoring all the teachers that have made our life much more knowledgeable. On this eve, students play the role of teacher, so as to understand the responsibility or the work of teachers. And by which they also come to know that it requires a lot of hard work and dedication to be a good teacher and on the contrary, Teachers on this day are reminded of their school days and feel nostalgic. Teacher’s day is considered as an very important day for all the people in India, as the teachers act as a foundation for creating responsible citizens and good human beings.


I must say that we can’t imagine our lives without the teachers. Therefore, it must be the duty of each and every student to participate on this great day, so as to give immense contribution and dedication to their wonderful teachers or professors.


Overall, it is a celebration and a strong dedication to our great educationist.



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