A day to express gratitude

Special occasion
Last Updated 11 September 2012, 13:05 IST

On the joyful occasion of Teachers’ Day, the student union of Jyoti Nivas College showed its appreciation and gratitude to the teachers by putting up a splendid display of cultural events, amidst the cheering and applause of the exuberant students.

The programme began with a rendition of the invocation song by the choir, the reading of the holy scriptures and a prayer for the well-being of the teachers, followed by the principal’s address.

“A teacher is an embodiment of patience, strength and endurance. Today, teachers are in competition with the rapid technological advancements such as the internet and television.

This only serves to highlight their dedication to their profession as they bring innovative new methods into teaching and adapt to the fast-changing times,” says Sister Elizabeth CS, Principal, Jyoti Nivas College. She also made a special mention of the non-teaching staff, who form the backbone of the college administration.

Dr Ella Sen, vice principal of arts, has completed 36 years in the profession and has no plans to get out of it any time soon.

 “I’ve been teaching here at Jyoti Nivas College since 1977 and I still feel young at heart. I enjoy being among the young and cheerful students, imparting knowledge to them and explaining their lessons. In this way, I do justice to my profession,” shares Ella.

“One can’t look out for monetary gains. But if you think about what a difference you can make to an individual’s life, teaching is one of the noblest professions. When my students touch new highs in their careers, I’m the one who feels honoured,” she adds.

The cultural extravaganza consisted of a retro-themed dance, featuring popular songs from the yesteryears, which had the whole auditorium resounding with claps and cheers.

This was followed by a musical performance by the union members, recalling the teachers’ nostalgic attachment to their early days.

“A lot of hard work went into this programme. We tried to do something different and out of the ordinary to make the day extra special and memorable for our teachers,” says Trishika Kumari, president of the student union.

(Published 11 September 2012, 13:05 IST)

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