By Aires Rodrigues
It’s not just on Teacher’s day, but always that we need to remember our dear teachers for the role they play in shaping our future. All through school and up to the very completion of my Law degree, I was tremendously blessed with ever so caring and loving teachers who taught with a dedicated sense of hope, passion, motivation and focused direction. Throughout the student days they always encouraged me in extra-curricular activities paving my way to participate in elocution, debating and essay contests all along.
Great teachers can make a big difference in our lives, for besides making a lasting impression in the classroom they can cast a very positive influence on our life. Our teachers are more than mere educators. They also play that vital role as a dear friend, counselor and mentor.
A regular teacher may merely direct us along the right path, but great teachers inspire and challenge us to carve out our right path in life. And I was blessed with teachers for whom teaching was an extremely solemn mission and not a mere profession. And for this God will always bless them.
Ever so humbly, we should always remain heavily beholden to all our dear teachers who imparted to us all their invaluable knowledge and guidance that has immensely helped us in life. To them all, ever so indebted and grateful, we should always be. Thank you, Teachers, for spending your time and effort in your noble profession to bring out the best in all of us. No words are enough to express our gratitude to you.
As Henry Brooks Adams, historian and politician once observed ‘Teachers affect eternity. No one can tell where their influence stops’. Bill Gates accurately opined that ‘Technology is just a tool in terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, but that the teacher is the most important’.