"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes,
and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
Edward Bulwer Lytton
In India 5th September is celebrated as Teaches'''' Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was a well known diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all a Teacher.
When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "Birthday". In reply, Dr.Radhakrishnan said, "Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers'''' Day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan''''s love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers'''' Day in India.
Teachers mould the lives that they influence because the lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life. We should always respect our teachers. Teachers need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their devotion to students is appreciated.
The celebration was held at Amity Global Business School, Ahmedabad Campus. It is considered as "celebration" day, where teachers and students report to college campus but the usual activities and classes are replaced by activities of celebration, thanks and remembrance. As Amity quotes “We Nurture Talent” flawless activities organized is a routine for Amity group mates.
Students decorated the college campus with the decorative items like ribbons, hanging, balloons and many more on the eve of Teacher’s day. The next day the faculties were welcomed warmly. The students worshipped the idol of Goddess Saraswati. Each of the faculty had a greeting card on their desks wishing them a Happy Teachers Day.
The seniors went to the junior classes to teach them in their classes till the lunch break. Post lunch i.e. 1pm onwards, a function for teachers was organized by the students. When the faculties entered the Seminar Hall, they were welcomed with a Tilak on their forehead and a flower to each of them.
The function started with a video dedicated to the teachers, followed by introductory speech which was then followed by Games for teachers.
The games were:
• Balance the Ball on Inch Tape
• Bounce the Ping Pong Ball
• Treasure Hunt organized by BBA 5 and
• Blow the playing cards on the bottle leaving the last card on the bottle.
The event was concluded by the reviews of the teachers and finally it was followed by the cake cutting by the teachers.