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Ideal teacher- a challenge for all the teachers

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 9/4/2018 10:48:46 AM IST

 Every year we celebrate Teachers’ Day with great éclat and grandeur. And every year, we receive beautiful and wonderful gifts from our dear students. We are praised, honoured and felicitated highly. I can imagine teachers wearing the widest smile on their faces! We are tagged with the magnificent name- ‘The Ideal Teacher’.            

The dictionary defines the word ‘ideal’ as ‘flawless’, ‘perfect’ or ‘having no defects’. So obviously, an ideal teacher would mean a ‘Perfect Teacher’.  As we celebrate this Teachers’ Day, I would like to challenge all the Teachers, including myself, (irrespective of our countless denominations: whether private or govt, regular or ad-hoc/contract, SSA, RMSA or CSS) with the question, “Are we the real Ideal Teachers of our students?” There is a very common quote which we often use during the Teachers’ Day speech that- “Teachers are the backbone of the society”. I would like to question our fellow teachers as to how far it is true for you and me? Are we really living as the backbone of our society?             

 I know all of us are doing our best, giving our best and sacrificing our best for our students. But incase, somewhere, someway, if we are not being truthful to the tagged given to us ; if there is anything that we realise and regret for our negligence and insincerity, let’s not wait for tomorrow. 

As we celebrate this special day, let us gear up to open a new page in our profession with better tools and equipments, with utmost sincerity and compassion and with greater dedication. Let’s make our profession our utmost priority and not a secondary one. 

Let us not be Teachers who work only for salary alone; but let us be the real ‘Ideal Teachers’ for our future doctors, future engineers, future teachers, future politicians, and future officers and so on and so forth.               

You and me together, we can bring changes to our society, if only we believe in ourselves and give out our best. Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. As we educate our students, let us educate them in the proper way with proper knowledge. Let us not poke or blame at each other. 

We are equally involved in imparting the education to our students. So if one of us fails, then blame will be upon all of us. Therefore, let us not be the blame-bringer.  

Let us be honest and unfeigned to our profession so that at the end, we will be appreciated not only by our students but also by our Almighty God. God bless the Teachers!  

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