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2014 | July-September | Issue3
Editorial
Editorial
Shibban K Kaul, Chander P Puri

ABSTRACT

‘Teaching is not just another profession. It is a divine responsibility to guide and enlighten’, is said very rightly by our honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on Teachers’ Day eve on 5th September, 2014. Teaching is one of the noblest professions. Teachers imbibe in themselves the qualities of perseverance, integrity and dedication towards the profession of teaching, by virtue of which they are held in high esteem not only by pupils but also by the entire society. An example is Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a great revered academic philosopher and scholar. When he became President of India and some of his well wishers expressed their desire for celebrating his birthday, he replied ‘instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5th September is observed as Teachers’ Day’. The keynote of our culture is Acharya Devo Bhava. The scriptures tell us that if you see your Guru and God together, then fall at your Guru’s feet first. This is because your Guru shows you the way to God. And this is why the word ‘guru’ means ‘remover of darkness’. It is the teacher who through intelligence, patience and wisdom polishes the pupil’s intellect and aptitude and shapes their bright future, and that is what should be celebrated.

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