BHAVANS IES CELEBRATES TEACHERS DAY AS TEACHERS’ COMMITMENT DAY
Following a humble proposal by an exemplary guru, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year in India on the 5th of September with great gusto and gaiety. This year, as a gesture of deep reverence towards its teaching fraternity and as a way of ensuring continuing commitment from it, Indian Education School, Bhavans, Kuwait, celebrated the day of profound importance as Teachers’ Commitment Day on September 5, 2022.
The students geared up for the day with a lot of vigour and vibrancy to appreciate and acknowledge the hard work of their teachers. Apart from the usual segments in the morning assembly, there was an exclusive speech, stressing the significance of observing Teachers’ Day. On behalf of Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, Chairman, Bhavans Middle East, Mr. T. Premkumar, Principal, IES, extended the greeting of Teachers’ Day to the teachers of IES. He underscored that teaching is not an ordinary profession, but an extraordinary profession that demands absolute commitment, and one should become a teacher by choice, but not by chance. He also emphasised that teachers should make a difference in their students’ lives. Following the assembly, he read out the message from the management of Bhavans Middle East stating that from the year 2022 the Teachers’ Day would be celebrated in the schools of Bhavans Middle East as Teachers’ Commitment Day. He also administered an oath of commitment to the teachers who solemnly and faithfully promised that they would serve the student community of IES with complete dedication and deep sincerity.
The highlight of the day hit the agenda chart at 12.15 p.m. when the cultural show organised by the Student Parliament started in the school auditorium where their beloved teachers were the exclusive spectators. In the meantime, the eleventh and the twelve graders exuding grace and confidence in their formal attire donned the mantle of teachers and engaged the students of grades 5 to 10 productively up to 2 p.m. by administering some highly interactive and enriching learning experiences in their allotted classes.
The show wrapped in endearing performances started off with a presentation of an ‘Artwork’ to the Principal by the students of grade 9 followed by a mini concert put on by a band comprising the students of grade 12. The marvellous maestros entranced the audience with some of the hit Indian songs. Another scene-stealer of the day was the live glitter painting portraying Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, done by Tia Susan Cheriyan of grade 9. There were solo and group dance performances as well. One of the dance performances incorporated with dubsmash not only entertained the audience with its music and rhythm but also threw a barrel of laughs into the auditorium. A skit depicting the pros and cons of online classes was presented by a group of budding actors from grade 7. The merriment got extended when some of the teachers partook in a quiz organised by the emcees and impressed the spectators with their prompt and accurate answers. The fun-packed cultural extravaganza that left everyone present in awe was emceed by the members of Student Parliament, Zara Imtiyaz Mahadiwala, Vice-president, Abhipsa Panda, Minister of Cultural Affairs, Aarya Anil Kumar, Minister of Education, and Advaith Jainkumar, Minister of Cultural Affairs. The cake-cutting ceremony in the presence of the Vice-principals, Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar and Mr. Binoy Mathew, and the distribution of cakes by the students added an extra, exquisite flavour and sweetness to the whole celebration.
The Principal, Mr. T. Premkumar, greatly appreciated and gratefully thanked the Student Parliament for making the day a truly memorable and remarkable one with an array of wonderfully refreshing and recreational activities. The programme was wound up with the proposal of the vote of thanks by Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar, Vice-principal, who extended her heartfelt gratitude to the members of the Student Parliament for organising an event of that kind.
The teachers were overwhelmed by the thoughtful gestures of the students and felt appreciated with a deep sense of exhilaration on the special day held with great pomp and show. A wonderful time of bonding, fun, laughter, and games, and the entertaining show by the student parliament took the teachers on a rollercoaster of emotions. The teachers walked out of the auditorium relishing the sweet memories of the enchanting performances by their adorable students.