Today’s celebrations of Teachers Day on September 5 is a total lackluster affair this year. And the reason for the dampen spirit is one and only COVID19 pandemic.
Teachers Day is celebrated across the country on September 5 with great fervour in schools and educational institution to commemorate the birth anniversary of philosopher and academician Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. All the schools are closed since March due to the lockdown to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Teachers and students moved online since then. If all the other festivals are celebrated online due to pandemic, why not Teachers Day! We have listed some ideas about how to celebrate Teachers Day online or virtually for the unsung heroes of COVID.
Schools and colleges are closed since mid-March, and students and teachers are caught totally indoors because of the ‘fear’ of the killer virus. They are connected with online classes or phone calls.
Both teachers and students are learning new tricks of online class everyday as uncertainty looms large over reopening of schools and colleges across Telugu States.
The pandemic has forced schooling to move online, but the burden of digital inequality has fallen on the great majority of children who do not have access to smartphones, let alone laptops, or the internet. But is there no alternative to virtual classrooms? Several creative teacher-led initiatives on the ground, reported in this newspaper, demonstrate that it is not just desirable but also possible for governments and communities to design solutions that take the last child along.
As teachers play an important role in shaping our life, they are the inspiration, the mentor, the guide, the spark and the candle to our life.
Teachers Day is a day meant to appreciate, honor and acknowledge the amazing contribution teachers do to us.
The Teachers Day celebrations don’t seem to go the usual way this year. Most schools and colleges have planned to celebrate the day online.
This is for the first time in last 59 years that the celebration of Teachers Day is going to be a low-key because of COVID19 pandemic.
After all, the government has banned public gathering, while using masks with social distancing have become the two new normal for everyone.
Every year since 1962, schools, colleges and universities across India has been celebrating September 5 as the Teachers’ Day. It’s the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
He was a philosopher, academic, and statesman, and served as the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India (1962–1967).
Caught amidst the pandemic, students across India have planned to express their gratitude and thanks towards their teachers by posting photographs and videos of speeches, songs and dances on social media pages of their respective educational institutions.
Most parents, along with the students, confined in homes, are also getting busy to prepare the videos and designing e-greetings for the teachers.
“In the prevailing situation, we have decided to celebrate the day online. We had begun preparations a week back,” Raju Shah, a Class V student of a private school in Hyderabad expressed in an email to #KhabarLive.
Students of senior grades are busy preparing thanks-giving speeches for their teachers, and are going to upload those on different social media platforms for the Teachers Day.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to do things differently. With the schools and colleges shut, the teachers are imparting education to their students through virtual mediums. The teachers are seen using innovative methods or ‘jugaad’ to teach online classes.
The tiny tots are also not behind their elder brothers and sisters in making the online celebrations of Teachers Day a grand success.
“My daughter is busy painting greetings card for her teachers. After all, it is one day in the year which we all celebrate to pay our respect to the teachers,” Mehjabeen Khan, mother of a 6-year old daughter, said on a call to #KhabarLive from Warangal district in Telangana.
Some of the schools have also have packaged special programmes to thank their ex-teachers, some of whom are old, or are now based outside the country.
Teachers Day is celebrated across the country on September 5 with great fervour in schools and educational institutions to commemorate the birth anniversary of philosopher and academician Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. All the schools are closed since March due to the lockdown to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Teachers and students moved online since then. If all the other festivals are celebrated online due to pandemic, why not Teachers Day! We have listed some ideas about how to celebrate Teachers Day online or virtually for the unsung heroes of COVID.
Make Your Teacher Celebrity
It is one of the easiest ways to show gratitude to your teacher. Viral your teacher photo on social media and describe how they helped you to excel in academics. Here are some tips:
– Handmade Is Love
A gift can be a nice gesture. Try to make something handmade with the help of online resources and drop it off at your teacher’s doorstep.
– Send A Gift
If you find it difficult with handmade, you can also gift such as a personalized coffee mug, a customised cushion, a novel or book and a succulent plant.
– E-Greeting Card
One can send a personal greeting card to honour your teacher. Try to mention their hard work, especially during online classes.
– Appreciate Your Teacher
Displaying the gratitude with a piece of paper is always the best. Make all your classmates write a few words about your favourite teacher who inspired or helped you a lot to excel in academics. Collect the same and gift it to your teacher in a jar.
– Say Thank You With A Photo Collage
Students can team up with other classmates to make a photo collage message. This is not just a clever idea but easy as well. Try to create a short message and send it to your teacher after photo collage.
– Exhibit Your Skills
One can colour a picture for their teacher in appreciation of their efforts during the pandemic. Students can also think about describing the importance of teachers in the form of poetry. Try to make a video message with an effective speech on Teachers Day and mention your favourite teacher in it. #KhabarLive #hydnews