September 5th……

I had kept this post long due to find the right emotions within to pen them down. Heart decided to let them flow it today into the post.

My heart considers the teaching profession as the most prestigious and esteemed responsibility of the society. TEACHER, the next very important person in life whom we meet after parents, as we begin our life journey of enlightenment, education, knowing the world through their eyes and speech. They become an important aspect of molding us into facing this world

In the past few months, I have had the opportunity to interact with some of the fellow bloggers, whose profession happens to be teaching and my respect for their blog and writing multiplies twofold as soon as the message of their profession dawns upon me.

Well, I too had the privilege of enjoying this profession for a period of around 1,000 days back in the history when I was floating in the age of 20-21. My aunt owned a school back then, where I was an occasional visitor. On one such occasion, aunt directed me to fill in to manage a 7th standard class (finger on your lips role basically) as the class teacher for the day was absent and this naughty class was making their presence felt on aunt’s ears making her annoyed and she used me as her weapon.

As soon as I met the eyes of these tiny creatures accompanied with the index finger placed on my lips, the class settled down the dust and drove away the noise. But as the afternoon passed and seeing that we were not adding any value in each other lives, I momentarily picked up a Maths book and decided to go over a lesson to keep them occupied and kill time. That few hours was indeed the turning point which stirred the connection with them and lo!, I ended up being a part time teacher for this class for few subjects for the next 1,000 days. 1k days, as I had to put a break to the profession as life had made other plans for me and I had to deviate from the path.

Happiness knew no bounds when on a Saturday after Sep 5th last year, the same tiny eyes now grown up into adults, and those few who considered me to be their favorite teacher had  decided to regroup and marked a day of their lives again. Only that this time it was not me going to meet them with a book, but they coming to meet me instead with a set of books (and a cake) to bestow their true love and respect. There was no particular reason as to why they chose the specific year out of the blue  and it appeared to be just instantaneous. Anyways, it was indeed great seeing them grown into responsible adults and playing their respective role in the society in different fields. Listening to the story of each one was indeed splendid.

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20161127_170529Teaching is certainly a respectable profession and influential, as being a leader it becomes utmost important to stand as an ideal role model as the students (the interested and connected ones) would closely follow your principles, thoughts, beliefs, behavior and importantly advices. The same students when they taste success would probably remember their favorite teacher who had once given them the hope and faith to stand with courage to face the world.

I do still remember my English teacher who had encouraged me to write and also other teachers who were instrumental. My respect and salutations would always remain deep in the heart. I am sure many of you would still remember that Mr. X or Ms\Mrs. Y who would have left back their imprint.

Coming to the writing world here, – Be it the Madam from Dubai whose wonderful articles tickles my brain and flashes me back into the precious olden days, or the Professor who teaches management studies creating magical short stories (absolutely beautiful),  or the History Madam who shares thought provoking articles, or the school teacher who has been weaving magic through her great poetry, or the hindi teacher whose lovely hindi poems are soothing on the heart; they all have inspired me here with their creative articles and their command over language, attention to detail, the subject chosen, creatively using the formation of words, which is just so mesmerizing and does keep me connected with their writing.

Hats off to the creativity and more importantly undertaking the responsible profession of shaping thousand’s of lives inculcating learning, discipline, knowledge and behavior.

Last but not the least, thanking my lovely tiny souls who chose to be my students for 1,000 days and who continue to bestow respect and liking, which means a lot!.

Proud to have played the role of one, a great experience, indeed!

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. jyo says:

    Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, calibre and future of an individual…. beautiful write up and well said βœ”βœ”

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks Jyo for acknowledging and feeling the post. Appreciate the time and read😊

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  2. Great. I think, teachers play an important role in building a strong nation.
    Beautiful pictures and experience you shared.

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  3. soiba says:

    A very true and wise post πŸ™‚
    Well-written

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks Soiba appreciate the read and feedback.

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  4. darknite says:

    Thanks Gaurav for the reciprocation of feelings and acknowledgement. Appreciate the comment.

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  5. Indira says:

    Moments to cherish….!!

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  6. Anu's Amulet says:

    Great… seems wonderful memories and relived the moments

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  7. Wow.. that’s such a great thing, students coming back to you after all these years!! Teaching is definitely one of the noblest professions.
    Really a proud moment!

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    1. darknite says:

      Yes Ashwini, it is one of the best as one is close to knowledge and contributes to the society at large.

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  8. ladynimue says:

    Such a beautiful post and feeling this is. You are still the same I see. Lovely pics.

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    1. darknite says:

      Hey, thank you Prats for the read. Yes, I am still the same :-). Nice seeing a comment coming from you.

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  9. Nomadosauras says:

    Beautifully written! I can feel the emotion behind this post as back in college, we were assigned supplementary teaching duties for visually challenged students from lower classes for a total of 90 days as part of the coursework but I continued to be associated with the department even after completing the credits on request from the students and some of them are in still in touch with me.
    Kudos to the unsung heroes of the nation! Cheers!

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    1. darknite says:

      Wow very nice to know this. Great am sure you would have stirred their hearts which made them longing to learn more from you. Keep up the good work, that was so noble of you. Its important to contribute to the society to the extent possible from our end.

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  10. Akshata Ram says:

    Lovely and so glad you had that defining moment which then made you take up those hours of teaching. My mom is s teacher too and what always endears to me is her passion is imparting knowledge

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks Akshata for the read and comment and yes its one of the best experience that i could touch, limited time tho but was a great feeling. Nice to know about ur mom, now i can co relate your passion for the attainment of the professional qualification and your mom wud have sure be the guiding person there.

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  11. Well expressed emotions .I too had been a teacher and learnt a lot from my students .Am a new blogger plz visit and comment on my blog posts

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    1. darknite says:

      Sure madam i will go through your posts but am not able to view your blog.

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  12. It sure is an honor and a very important day in your life, I am sure, Ravi for the respect that you have received in exchange for your dedication and effort that you bestowed on your students. (they sure do not look like students, more like your friends). It really must have felt wonderful and it gives me pride to be associated with you.
    Thank you, for the mention in the post. It is most encouraging when one’s efforts are acknowledged. It surely means a big deal as you must have felt upon cutting that delicious cake πŸ™‚

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    1. darknite says:

      Yes madam it was indeed a humble moment to see my students grown up and displaying that respect. Earning love and trust in this world is not easy and being a teacher one could get that nectar of love from those lovely innocent eyes which would turn to an everlasting respect in their hearts. The teachers would be remembered positively combined with love and respect. Its not easy to live in many hearts but teaching fortunates that moment, so hats off to you and the many teachers out there doing the noble and good deed of enlightening and shaping thousands of lives.

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      1. Your words are overwhelming, Ravi. Thank you! I warms my heart to know that there are friends out there in the virtual world who look forward to reading my work. I am so so glad as much as you were when your students honoring your work. You surely must have been a fine teacher and your age must have made it easy for them to make the connection too!

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  13. kalpitha kudipady says:

    Very well written. There are a couple teachers in my life that played a vital role in who I am today both in terms of achievement and as a person. Can’t thank them enough for choosing the profession πŸ™‚

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks for acknowledging and nice to know that you got some leaders for guidance.

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  14. Akriti pandya says:

    Nice post πŸ’›

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks Akriti for the read and appreciation.

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      1. Akriti pandya says:

        You’re welcome 😊

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