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Teachers are the architects of this modern education

Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA) in Jalandhar celebrates Teachers’ Day with much enthusiasm



In India, a guru-shishya (teacher-student) relationship has a long history, dating back to ancient times. The unique bond is based on the idea of a mentor or teacher imparting knowledge and guidance to a student, who is considered to be the guru’s “shishya” or disciple. Therefore, Teacher’s Day celebrations play a crucial role in the lives of teachers and students. It’s a day dedicated to the teachers, and students leave no stone unturned in terms of expressing their gratitude and appreciation to their mentors, who play a vital role in shaping their futures.

In line with the above-mentioned thought, Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA) in Jalandhar celebrated Teachers’ Day with great joy and enthusiasm. On this occasion, the students of Student Welfare Association (SWA) of the college warmly welcomed all the faculty members by applying tilak. 

A well-crafted programme itinerary included recitation of a self-composed poem titled Hum Tab Bhi Kehte The Hum Aaj Bhi Kehte Hai on the relationship between student and teacher by Dr. Anjana from the Department of Hindi. 

Further, the students from the Department of Music dedicated a beautiful song to their teachers. Bhavini, a student of BSc fifth-semester, recited a poem – Guru Mahan; Rajat, a student of B.Com, narrated an inspirational episode from the biography of APJ Abdul Kalam.

Addressing the audience, Dr Neerja Dhingra, Principal at ACFA, remembered Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the great academician and philosopher, who was one of the most recognised and influential Indian thinkers in academic circles. Dr Dhingra further read an inspirational speech of Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia, Chairperson of Apeejay Stya Group and Apeejay Svran Group.

In her speech, Dr Dhingra highlighted, “It is worth mentioning that teachers contribute a lot in the success of not only a student but also the entire nation. All the achievements today attained by India, be it in the field of science and technology, economy or military, etc., were the teachers who once established this foundation when they guided and planted seeds of inspiration and motivation in them and taught the skills.”

She further mentioned that all this has become possible through education because teachers are the architects of this modern education. It is through their guidance that today’s generation is reaching new heights and in the future too the role of the teachers will be as important as it was in the Gurukul days.

At the end of the event, she also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Jagmohan Mago, Dr. Payal Arora, Mr. Vishav Bandhu Verma and Ms Pallak Saini along with the entire team of SWA.

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.