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Teachers’ Day celebrated with great pomp and show at Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication



Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan played several roles – starting from statesman, philosopher to the President  of India. And most importantly, this great academician’s stand at the top when it comes to impeccable contribution to education and dedication as a teacher. Thus, along with commemorating his birth anniversary, India also observes Teachers’ Day on September 5 every year.

Celebrating this auspicious day, students at Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC) organised a line of activities for their ‘gurus’.  The celebration began with lighting of the sacred lamp while paying tribute to Mother Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge followed by singing of Guru Vandana by AIMC student Anamika.

Subsequently, the choir presented a musical performance, completely relatable with the day to day life of students and teachers. Surprising the teachers, students also showcased their witty side via a standup comedy followed by a Hindi storytelling session with the story title ‘Ghar’ that infused cheerfulness among all. Stealing the show were two group dance performances on foot-tapping Bollywood and Punjabi songs.

A line of fun games engaging the faculty as well as the students were played. ‘Catch Me If You Can’ was one of them in which 3 drinks of 3 different flavours were made and teachers had to identify the actual taste and reveal it in front of the audience.  

“We also played ‘Pictionary’ in which we randomly picked a few of our faculty members and asked them to pick up a chit from the bowl and draw whatever was written in the chit on the white board. The audience had to answer it. All our faculty members enjoyed it so much. In fact, Prof. Pijush Dutta sang evergreen bollywood songs in Hindi and Bengali, and took the whole mood of the event to another level.” said one of the students, Divya.  

Further, Professor & Programme Director Dr Pijush Dutta added, “Teachers are probably one of the most underrated professionals out there, and I want to say thanks. I understand how difficult it must be to educate a bunch of students all at the same time. Teachers’ day showed the new dimension of students for us.”

Similarly, Naveen Gautam, Assistant Professor at AIMC mentioned, “In this digital era, the teacher is like a facilitator, and we as a teacher should promote the flip learning techniques in the classroom to encourage discussion and participation. A teacher should inculcate not just technical skills but also the human value in each student to make them not just industry but life-ready professionals.”

AIMC is filled with talented and skilled individuals and that was showcased through a classical dance performance by one of the Kathak dancers who beautifully portrayed the tradition of India.  This was followed by a dance jugalbandi including a mix of hip-hop and bhangra leading other students to groove with the performers. At last, the host of the event and a student with AIMC Gowher recited a self-composed poetry ‘Lakshya to pana hai’. 

The celebration concluded on a sweet note with cake cutting by the faculty members.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.