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Glimpses of Gratitude: Students celebrate Teacher’s Day with enthusiasm

With dedication, passion and excellence, Apeejay educators lead the way



“The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students,” says writer Robert John Meehan. Through this statement, he emphasises that the most effective teachers are those who not only impart knowledge but also instill a love for learning and a sense of curiosity in their students. They leave behind a valuable and enduring gift, which is the passion for learning and the belief that education is a lifelong journey. This legacy can have a profound and positive impact on the lives of their students, long after they’ve completed their formal education.

In a resounding salute to the unsung heroes of education, Apeejay School, Rama Mandi, Jalandhar, orchestrated a spectacular celebration of Teacher’s Day. As the echoes of gratitude reverberated through the hallowed halls, the event stood as a testament to the enduring influence teachers wield in shaping the destinies of their pupils.

The commemorative extravaganza, masterminded by the erudite students of classes XI and XII, unfurled in a splendid array of performances and gestures emblematic of the profound gratitude they harbor for their mentors. The inaugural lamp lighting ceremony, graced by Principal Mr AK Sharma, Vice-principal Ms Aarti Shorey Bhat, revered staff members, and the spirited student body, set the stage for an evening of celebration.

A soul-stirring rendition of ‘Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu’ by the school choir accompanied this ceremony, casting an ethereal aura over the gathering. The ensuing floral welcome extended to the Principal and Vice-principal served as a poignant symbol of the collective gratitude the students harbored towards their guiding lights.

Thoughtful reflections, impassioned speeches, and poignant poems extolling the pivotal role of teachers resonated through the venue, setting the tone for a day of heartfelt appreciation. The uproarious parody, presented with aplomb by the spirited young ladies of class XII, elicited ripples of laughter, underscoring the camaraderie and affection that bound the school community together.

The musical talents of the students shone through in their captivating renditions of Punjabi and Himachali folk numbers, earning them thunderous applause and standing ovations. The pulsating rhythm of folk dances – Lavani, Haryanvi, Kalbelia, and Garba – enthralled the audience, showcasing not just talent but also the rich tapestry of Indian culture.

A poignant PowerPoint presentation, meticulously prepared by the students, served as an emotional tribute to the esteemed faculty members. Each slide, a testament to the indelible mark teachers leave on their students, evoked a profound sense of gratitude and appreciation. The “Guess the Emoji” game, a whimsical interlude, revealed the childlike spirit that resides within every educator, further deepening the bonds of camaraderie.

Tokens of admiration took the form of beautifully crafted cards, lovingly presented to each teacher by the students. These small gestures, imbued with heartfelt sentiments, served as a tangible reminder of the impact these mentors have had on their protégés’ lives.

The day’s energy reached a crescendo with the vibrant giddha and bhangra performances, delivered with unparalleled vigor by the talented young ladies of the school. Principal, in his rousing address, urged the faculty to persevere in their noble mission of nurturing responsible citizens and igniting the fires of ambition within each student. “Today’s youth,” he proclaimed, “are the architects of tomorrow’s world.”

Vote of thanks, a fitting culmination, was eloquently delivered by Ananya Sharma, a student of class XII Commerce and House Captain of Beas House, encapsulating the sentiments of the entire student body. As the echoes of applause subsided, the legacy of Teacher’s Day celebrations stood as a beacon, illuminating the path forward for educators and students alike, a proof to the enduring power of mentorship in the realm of education.

Similarly, in a resounding display of reverence and camaraderie, Apeejay School, Nerul orchestrated a grand celebration in honour of teachers. The school’s premises reverberated with a palpable zeal as preparations kicked off with full fervour. Heartfelt messages and tokens of appreciation adorned every nook and cranny, testifying to the significant impact educators have on the lives of their students.

The pinnacle of the event was undoubtedly the vibrant cultural showcase, orchestrated by the diligent students of classes XI and XII. Commencing with a soul-stirring prayer song and a floral welcome extended to the distinguished guests, the stage was set for an evening of artistic brilliance.

The students left no stone unturned, delivering a medley of captivating dance performances that showcased the rich tapestry of Indian culture. Of particular note was a breathtaking amalgamation of Bharatnatyam, Kathak, and Odissi, under the theme ‘Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu’, a powerful ode to the revered place teachers hold in the Indian ethos. The audience was enraptured by a melodic symphony presented by the school band, leaving an indelible mark on the collective spirit.

Nandan Sensarma, the Head Boy of the school, eloquently expressed the gratitude and admiration of the entire student body towards their teachers, a sentiment that resonated through the hall. The Principal, Mr P Subhash, adorned the occasion with his words of wisdom, emphasising that a parent is a child’s first teacher, and applauding the instrumental role educators play in sculpting the future leaders of tomorrow. His speech underscored the debt of gratitude students owe to their teachers, who tirelessly stand as beacons of support and guidance throughout their educational journey.

Students seized the opportunity to share poignant anecdotes and extend heartfelt thanks to their mentors, reminiscing about the profound impact their teachers had on their formative years. The event reached its crescendo with a Vote of Thanks delivered by the Head Girl, Zara Jahangir, whose eloquence resonated with the assembled audience.

Following the dispersal of students, the second chapter of the celebration unfolded, as teachers convened to revel in a day tailored to their enjoyment. A spirited Fancy-Dress event, themed around iconic “Bollywood Characters”, unfolded, with each participant immersing themselves in their chosen personas, regaling the gathering with spirited performances.

Principal, in a gesture of appreciation, personally bestowed gift tokens upon each member of the dedicated staff. The atmosphere brimmed with infectious enthusiasm as teachers engaged in a spirited game of Tambola, reveling in the numerical challenge. The day culminated with a delectable spread, providing a fitting conclusion to a day filled with camaraderie and cherished memories.

For both students and faculty alike, the celebration was nothing short of extraordinary — a tribute that will linger in their hearts for years to come. 

Mrini Devnani is a Principal Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, conducts interviews, and contributes content to the website. Previously, she served as a Correspondent specialising in Edu-tech for the India Today Group. Her skill areas extend to Social Media and Digital Marketing. For any inquiries or correspondence, you can reach out to her at [email protected].