Today as I was going thru the newspaper, I read a small note on Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
I realised that today is “Teacher’s Day”. For some time I was actually on to a flashback trip to remember few snapshots of my life as a student. I began to make an effort to see if I remembered all my teachers from the day I started school. Below is what I did
LKG- Gladys Mam
UKG- Venny Mam
1st - .... not able to remember :-(
2nd – Annie Mam
3rd – Dhanalakshmi Mam
4th – Venkateswari Mam
5th – Flavy Claire Mam
6th – Usha Mam
7th – Sundari Mani and Dhamayanthi Mam
8th – Prema Mam
9th – Aruna & Geetha Mam
10th – NBS Sir
My Sports Guru - KTR Sir
College - Dr. Gururaj Karajagi, Vijaya, Sathyavathi, Manu, Prakash SKS Sir, Mangala Priyadharshini , Prof ChackoSuguna, Ramakrishna , Shekar Sir, Nagendra Sir, Chandrashekar Sir.
My Sports Guru @ College - Late .Venkatashamappa Sir.
I am actually feeling quiet bad that I am not able to recollect the name of my 1st Standard teacher. Miserable on my part :-(
For few moments when I think, the question that comes up is , what would I have been, had these people not given me their best for whatever I am today?. It’s more than 19 years since I am off school but still as I close my eyes I can see those vivid pictures with each one of these people relating to some instance that happened in school. The encouragement I got , whether to pursue sports, studies or music or dance these people gave me and not just me but thousands and thousands’ of people like me each year . I still remember my Sports master who would come in to support me due to shortage of attendance since half the time I was out on tournaments. Unfortunately he is no more and it still softens my eyes as I write. I remember being made the school leader and the very next day taking a whack on my palm for being noisy :-) . Those college elections , cultural event preparations.... I miss them all. I still can remember the talk on Gandhi that Gururaj karajagi Sir gave which still makes me get Goosebumps.
This is like two important pages of my life that I have opened for you to view.
I am sure as you read this, you will also stress on your mind to think of those teachers who have made you what you are today. I take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all my Teachers for making me stand as a human being with dignity. It’s not that today is the only day, but today holds a significance to take a minute to express.
I am going to now make an effort to catch up with my old friends, to see if I can get the name of my 1st Standard Class teacher. I really need to :-)