To commemorate Teacher’s Day, The Akshaya Patra Foundation organised a special event. The programme which began on 06 September, 2014 is running for four Saturdays at different venues across Bangalore. Children from four schools have come together to pull off an outstanding display which includes a skit on Teacher’s Day, a dance and a musical which celebrates the spirit of Lord Krishna.
The focus of this event is commemorating the late Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-President and second President of India whose birthday is celebrated on Teacher’s Day. It was Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who stated that ‘teachers should have the best minds in the country.’
The students gave a spirited performance and the crowds received it very well, cheering constantly. “This is about Guruvandana (respect to teachers). Compared to the yesteryears, today the rapport between students and teachers is not as much as earlier. Having an event like this will help bridge the gap between them. It is an occasion which will be remembered by everyone,” said Padmavatham, a teacher.
The whole-hearted support from the teachers to their students in their endeavour did justice to the spirit of Teacher’s Day. “We salute our teachers for being our role models, and we want to show our appreciation to them on a day like this,” said Durga Prasad, a child from the dance troupe.
This dynamic programme has drawn lots of support which is an encouraging sign for such an event to continue every year.
You can join in to celebrate this event at the following date and venue:
27 September, 2014, RV College, Basvangudi
View some images from this programme here.