A warm welcome to the teachers and students gathered here. We are all well aware of the importance of a teacher in our life. We are all standing today here only because of our teachers.
The ancient saying “Maatha, Pitha, Guru, Dheivam” places the teacher above God. They are very important in shaping us as individuals who are socially conscientious and responsible. In this speech, I would like to reiterate the many ways in which teachers are important to us.
A teacher, like the name suggest, teaches us about the various concepts that are academically very important to us. From the basics to the advanced areas, they break them down for us to be able to comprehend and understand. They help us quench the thirst for knowledge and develop certain basic understandings that go on to shape our thought process. In a way, they build us into sound individuals.
They are big inspirations who leave behind a huge influence on us. Every one of us might have that one particular teacher who influenced us the most. They are role models who show us the path in life and we are unconsciously absorbing a lot from them. From the way we greet people to scientific or academic knowledge that we possess, we owe them full credit.
A teacher does not necessarily have to be someone from the school we studied. A teacher can be anyone who has guided us. In this world, we are all born with some innate qualities and these qualities need moulding and shaping. A teacher is anyone who does just that. They mould us into responsible and thoughtful individuals who are going to be beneficial to the society. They help us develop our morals and pick up important life skills.
The meaning of the word guidance cannot be underestimated. We all might be lost in the woods without a guide who can show us a path towards success. Our teachers help us find our path and equip us with skills that may be useful along the way. This makes them very important for us as individuals and mankind as a social community.
As a conclusion to this speech, I would like to emphasise on the quality of gratitude that we must have towards our teachers. They have brought us to the position where we are at today and we might be lost without that support. Education can never be up to its proposed spirit if not for our beloved teachers.