Indians celebrate September 5th as the teacher’s day. It is the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second president of India. He was also a scholar, philosopher and an excellent teacher. His contributions on the field of comparative religion and the contemporary understanding of Advaita Vedanta (philosophy of Sankaracharya) are world-renowned. We have the word Guru for teacher in many of the Indian languages. Guru is one who removes the darkness and shows the way for the disciple. So we also have the day of Guru Purnima.

What does it mean to be teacher today?

  1. The knowledge (and scholarship) in the subject is unavoidable. We as a country should spend more on building resources of the teachers that the future generation is guided well.

I recall with gratitude all that, many teachers (formal teachers and informal teachers) have done to me. Be they continue to be a blessing.

A Jesuit interested to think and write; Loves philosophy, spirituality, politics…. Believes in God & well-being of all humans… Open to difference & newness..

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