Ratna: A timeless Indian edict goes “Mata Pita Guru Deva” which translated stands for “Mother Father Teacher God” – a sacred list of the most revered relationships in a strict order. The meaning of this adage is the greatest truth, and is the order in which one should offer reverence. The phrase is a basic tenet in existence from the time of the Vedas and beyond. Snehal: First comes the mother (Mata) who gives birth to the child, thereby bringing us as a child into this world.
Next comes the father (Pita), because it is the mother who knows the truth about the father and she points us to the father. The mother and father then take us to the teacher (Guru), and it is the guru, through his or her teachings, points us to God (Devam). Here God represents the consciousness or self-awareness or our real self. A Teacher thus stands at a higher pedestal than the almighty omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient and omnifarious. Ratna:
Most of our earliest memories of school days will definitely feature an ever-smiling, ever-helpful teacher who assumed the role of a parent at school. While in many relations, we tend to pay back, with gratitude, the service or help rendered to us, a Teacher-Student relationship mostly ends up as a one-way lane where the teacher is always the giver and seldom the receiver. Snehal: So, here we r today to celebrate the magic, the “teacher” by expressing r deepest sense of gratitude and respect…
In our little way to wish to thank u all and salute ur immeasurable efforts and hard work… I, Snehal and my friend Ratna, on the behalf of r entire class and r seniors welcome u all here… Ur presence and valueable time really means a lot to us… Welcome and hope u have a memorable Teachers Day… 1) Ratna: (Ankit and Shankaran) In the words of William Butler Yeats, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. ” Without any further delay, taking blessings from the almighty and r teachers here, I will like to welcome Shankaran and Ankit to begin with the program and fill d air with music and melodies…
2) Snehal (Vikram speech) Thank u Ankit and Shankaran for a great start… Before we move any further, I would like to invite the President of the Management Association and r dear senior- Vikram Sir to come up and lead the way forward by saying a few words… 3) Ratna (Ppt) Nikos Kazantzakis has rightly said- “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”.
N its owing to those great teachers u n I stand here today… Here we present a small presentation as a token of r appreciation towards u all teachers… 4) Ratna (Harshit) Someone once said, “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. ” It is so very true… I now invite Harshit to come forward and convey all r special feelings to r dear teachers… 5) Snehal (Video) Rightly said Harshit.. This reminds me of a little story I read back at school… What Do Teachers Make?
The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher? ” He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. ” To stress his point he said to another guest; “You’re a teacher, Susan. Be honest. What do you make? ” Susan, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, You want to know what I make? I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make a C+ feel like the winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall in absolute silence. You want to know what I make? I make kids wonder. I make them question I make them criticize. I make them apologize and mean it. I make them write and read… I make them show all their work in math and perfect their final drafts in English. I make them understand that if you have the brains, and follow your heart, and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, must pay no attention because they just didn’t learn.
Susan paused and then continued. “You want to know what I make? I MAKE U… I MAKE A DIFFERENCE… Here we now present a small video to reach out r hearts to one n all… 6) Ratna: (Leela Rani Mam speech) I often wonder about teachers who educated famous people such as Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, and the like. Were these teachers specially qualified to inspire their students to achieve fame and success? Or were these teachers just plain lucky to have exceptionally talented students? Do some teachers have the rare quality of turning dust into gold?
The answer may not be easy to find… I would now request r respected Leela Rani Mam to please come forward and share few words of advice with us… 7) Snehal (Shruti) As we move towards the end of today’s function, and before we proceed to d cake-cutting and snacks session, I would request Shruti to come forward are convey d vote of thanks on behalf of the MBA batch of 2012-14. 8) cake-cutting Snehal: I would take the pleasure of inviting all the faculty members to come forward for the cake cutting… 9) Snacks (Ratna).
Someone once said, “Teachers don’t impact for a year, but for a lifetime. ” A teacher can make a lasting impression on your mind. This influence persists beyond school, college and university, and becomes the beacon of light, guiding us through the journey of life. Good teachers play the role of a parent, providing encouragement, inspiration, and invaluable guidance…. We now bid a good-bye to this memorable evening and hope to create many such during r stay at BITS. We once again thank you all for being a part of this event and thereby appreciating r efforts… Thank You…
University/College: University of Arkansas System
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Date: 23 October 2016
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