A teacher is a mentor. A teacher is a friend. A teacher is a helping hand. A teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. A teacher plays an important role in shaping the life of a person. A teacher is like a parent to a child. I would like to mention a famous doha by Kabirdas:-
Guru Gobind dau khade, ka ke lagu Paye.
Balihari Guru aapne, jin Gobind diyo Bataye.
Here Kabir says Teacher is even greater than God. He says, if teacher and God are both in front of me, who will I greet first. He then says, it is only because of teacher’s teaching that I am able to see God.
Parents usually fulfill the materialistic requirements of a child, but a teacher moulds his/her thoughts and inquisitiveness in a constructive manner so that he/she transforms into a productive adult. A good teacher not only teaches subjective knowledge but also strengthen the moral foundation of his/her students.
Every teacher, despite being strict, is a Mr Chips, Remus Lupin and Ms Honey to a child. So I thank every teacher for the inspiration and wish you a very Happy Teacher’s Day!!