Bangalore Speaks: Teacher’s who have influenced us the most!
By Lavanya Srinivasan | Published: September 05 2010
Teachers' Days is one of those special days where we thank our teachers for paving our life in the right direction and shaping us into better individuals. On Teacher’s Day Bangaloreans talk about teachers who have influenced them the most.
Nirmala Vidyalaya School enjoyed 'Free Lunch Friday' with the Radio Indigo crew Kenny Jones, RJ Saggy and Sriram
They taught us to read and to write, and inculcated in us a desire to learn. They gave us courage to face the world and inspired us to dream big. With their love and dedication, our teachers deeply impacted our lives and made us who we are today. India has been celebrating Teacher's Day on 5th September, since 1962. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence, and his contribution towards Indian education system. Dr Radhakhrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country".
The birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan came to be celebrated as Teacher's Day when, one day, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday. In reply, Dr. Radhakhrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher's day". From then onwards, Dr. Radhakrishnan's birthday is observed as Teacher's Day all across India.
Radio Indigo crew-Kenny Jones, RJ Saggy and Sriram visited Nirmala Vidyalaya-A school for the under privileged, situated in Koramangala and surprised the teachers with some delicious biryani and desserts.
Free Lunch Friday is a program where the RJ's visit corporates and surprise the employees with lunch and desserts.However keeping the upcoming Teachers Day in mind Radio Indigo decided to visit this school for the under privileged and surprise the teachers with some awesome biryani.
Teacher's Day is celebrated to show our acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work put in by our teachers towards our development. On this day, we gratefully remember the great educationist, apart from honoring all the teachers that have made our life much more knowledgeable and fulfilled, as serving as our beacons of light.
Mrs. Ruth Manoj, my history teacher in school inspired me to do bigger things in life. I studied at Cathedral High School in Bangalore and was a really good student. I was the School Captain and I was into quizzing and debating. Mrs. Ruth made me a good speaker and always supported me in whatever I did. If I am an Emcee today, it’s all because of her. Thank you for making me what I am today ma'am. It’s your encouragement and support that has brought me this far! Says MC Abbas, Emcee.
Mrs Carol Vijaykar, my history teacher, really left her mark. Though she taught me for a very short while she made an indelible impression in my heart and mind. She commanded respect and yet she was a friend to each and every student. Her method of teaching made us enjoy her subject because she taught us to understand and learn and not to mindlessly memorize. I remember her for her positive attitude and cheerful disposition. She inspired me not only as a teacher but also to be the person I am. Thank you Ma'am! Says Dinesh, a student.
Mrs. Veena Ganapathy, my math teacher in College. She was easy to talk to and always had time for her students. Her door was by and large open for consultations on assignments. Her comments on papers were constructive and heartening. She always added a fun ‘twist’ on learning which made the topic easy to understand. Discipline problems didn't exist in her class because there was never an idle moment, or a boring one. Every classmate of mine still remembers her and we constantly talk about her over the Facebook. Having her as a teacher was a blessing! I wish her all the best. Says Kaushyk, Pilot.
Dr. Phillip taught me English in School, I did ISC commerce and was good at studies, so it was obvious that everyone expected me to get into Business Administration. I invariably used to do well in English, not because it’s an easy subject but it was the way he taught us. He was a brilliant teacher and I can still recall so much from "The Tempest" almost word to word! My love for English just overweighed the aptitude in commerce/accounts, so if I'm a journalist today, I completely owe it to him. Says Neeti Sarkar, Journalist.
My favourite teacher has to be my school Principal, Sister Mirabel, of St. Joseph’s Girl’s High School, Calicut for her friendly and open attitude towards the students. Her teaching methods were unique and she had a different approach to almost everything. Her classes were so much fun and educative at the same time. I can’t really pick one memorable moment, there have been many wonderful moments but none have changed me for the better. I have always been a bad girl. Says CK Meena, Author.