Most of what we accomplish in life is because of our teachers; some who we encounter in their formal role in school and at college, and others we encounter informally such as our parents, relatives and mentors.
Teachers are given the great responsibility of molding children into responsible citizens. They play a large part in shaping society since these children go on to become the foundation of the nation, the gears that keep the wheels of the country turning. They not only provide a quality education, but equip the youth with skills vital for survival as they mature into adults. Their role cannot be emphasized enough, therefore it is important that every once in a while, we say thank you and recognize their contribution to our lives.
September 5th is Teachers’ Day in India, the day we celebrate teachers across the country and thank them for what they do each day. It is also the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, former president of India, a firm believer in education, and most of all, a teacher. When he became the President of India in 1962, he said that "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 were observed as Teachers' Day". From then on, the day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India.
To honour the teaching profession and recognize the important role in our society, we are giving you a chance to give the gift of education to someone in need as a token of appreciation for all he or she has done for you, and we will send a box of chocolates to your favourite teacher as a special gift from you! All you have to do is make an education loan of Rs. 1,000 or more on behalf of your teacher, enter your details or your his/her details on this page and put a smile on your favourite teacher’s face when they receive your box of chocolates!
The goal is to express gratitude to teachers for their positive influence on us and on India’s children, generate support for teachers and education in India and recognize the important role teachers play in building the nation.
As we mark Teachers Day this year, let us take some time to make it count. Let us give back to our teachers a gift that is close to their heart: an education to someone who otherwise would not be able to have one, and a box of chocolates to make it extra special!