BIS #6786 Teachers’ Day Celebrated across INB

By Fr Cedrick Sankul, Cl. Gaurav Sansare and Cl. Sanket Chauhan for BISMumbai

5 September, the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, is celebrated as Teachers’ Day across the country. Salesians, by their ministry, are educators to the young who give direction and nurture them. Therefore, it is but natural that this day was celebrated with much pomp in the various institutions of the Province.

Parent representatives from the Parents-Teachers-Association (PTA) of Don Bosco School and Junior College, Nashik, organised a programme to express their gratitude towards the teachers. The entire programme - songs, dances and speeches - acknowledged the diligent work done by the teachers. As a token of appreciation, the parent representatives presented gifts to the teachers.

Bosco Boys’ Home organised a special program to show their love and gratitude for all the teachers. Dealing and teaching children at the institution takes a lot of dedication, patience, effort, love and care; as most children are not emotionally, socially, or mentally ready to learn. In this regard, honouring teachers and their dedication is the utmost goal of this celebration.

The Department of Posts conducted a special felicitation for all the staff. They urged the staff to go through the different schemes suitable for the group which will be beneficial in securing the children's future. The staff were congratulated for their noble work, and they felicitated them with a rose and postcards.

The boys put up exciting performances - skits, dances and songs - all of which were an indication of their skills and talents, and of the training they received at Bosco Boys’ Home. Fr Corlis Gonsalves, the Rector, in his speech spoke of teaching as a vocation, and thanked all the staff for their commitment.

At Don Bosco, Chhotaudepur, the Gujarati Medium and the newly begun English Medium School had a joint Teachers’ Day celebration. The celebration was a beautiful tribute to the forty teaching and non teaching staff of both the schools by nearly a thousand students. The felicitation was so vivid and entertaining that the three hours of the programme just passed by unnoticed. It was packed with energetic dances, heartfelt addresses, and pop songs which were greatly appreciated. Students and teachers swaying gracefully to a garba number topped the celebrations.