The spirit of Teachers’ Day, its significance and impact was witnessed across the government schools on September 5, 2022 in various districts of Jammu & Kashmir. A school student from Kupwara, Salma Bashir says, she is happy to celebrate Teachers’ Day. Teachers work hard to make our life good. We have prepared several programmes to honour our teachers, to tell them how important they are in our lives. Through the celebrations, we honour Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as the whole concept of Teachers’ Day is dedicated to him on his birth anniversary.
Another student Saniya Fayaz wished ‘Happy Teachers’ Day’ to all the teachers who are watching the video. It is a lucky day for us, our teachers sacrifice so much to get us in a better place. They are rightly called the pillars of the nation, said Saniya. The future of the nation is good or bad depends a lot on our teachers. That is why Teachers’ Day is considered special here, she said. The master (Ustad) is the only jewel that lasts till the day of judgement, said a school boy from Kupwara. If the ‘Ustad’ were not there, we would not have reached this point in life, said a ninth class student. It is because of the ‘Ustad’ that the whole world is bright, he said. In Budgam, girls of Government Girls Higher Secondary School recited ‘shayari’ in honour of ‘Ustad’ and spoke on the greatness of our greatest teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 2nd President of India 1962-1967.
Asma Mushtaq recited an Urdu poetry in praise of teachers:
Hamari darsgahon main jo yeh ustad hotay hain
Haqeqat main yahi kaum ki buniyad hotay hain
Sunen rudad ham jab kisi ki kamyabi ki
Har ik rudad main ye markaz e roodad hotay hain
A teacher from Budgam, Syed Mohammad Jubair, teaching in a government school said that children are our pride. It is our duty to fulfill the expectations of our students and to groom them socially and politically and present them as role models in the society.