In our country, Teachers Day is being celebrated on the birth anniversary of former President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The first ever Teachers Day was celebrated in 1962, the year in which Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan assumed his office. On Teachers Day 2018, we remember some of the famous personalities and their quotes and views on teachers and education. From Dr APJ Abdul Kalam to Nelson Mandela, all renowned personalities considered teachers as essentials to success and character building.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam: Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, calibre, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
Malala Yousafzai: Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
Abraham Lincoln: Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
John F Kennedy: Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.
Albert Einstein: It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Nelson Mandela: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Justin Trudeau: I am a teacher. It's how I define myself. A good teacher isn't someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That's the way I see myself, so whatever it is that I will do eventually after politics, it'll have to do a lot with teaching.
Swami Vivekananda: You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Bill Gates: Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Dayananda Saraswati: The fitness of the pupil is shown in his love for the acquisition of knowledge, his willingness to receive instruction, his reverence for learned and virtuous men, his attendance upon the teacher, and his execution of orders.