The Nation Is Indebted To Teachers For Unhindered Studies Of Students During COVID-19
Today, September 5, 2022, is Teachers’ Day. This is also the Birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India. As Dr Radhakrishnan was an ideal teacher, since 1967, in India, September 5 is celebrated as Teachers’ Day to remember and felicitate the teaching community for its contribution to educating and training the younger generation of the country to bring socio-economic developments in the society when they grow up.
COVID-19, the deadly viral epidemic, which originated in China, aggressed humanity all over the world since 2019. In this epidemic, crores of people all over the world suffered and millions of them died. The citizens of India suffered very badly and it crippled our socio-economic development. In this disaster, for nearly two years, our educational activities were also very badly affected.
All educational institutes were closed during the period. However, teachers continued to work by giving online classes to their students throughout the pandemic. Teachers all over the country exhibited their sincerity in imparting knowledge to the students as effectively as possible. In this process, through frequent periodic tests, the students became more serious in their studies. The teachers remained in touch with the students both at the school and university levels. As a result, students could successfully complete their courses. Online examinations were also nicely organised and held by the teachers effectively.
In many cases, particularly at the school level, the teachers were in touch with parents to ensure that their children were regular in their studies. In this COVID-19-affected period, the sincere services offered by the teachers to their students are highly praiseworthy. It may be mentioned here that, in some institutions, the teachers even taught at half the pay with all sincerity. The teaching community helped the nation in a big way. All the parents should be grateful to them for their invaluable service during COVID-19.
In the good old days, teachers used to be respected in society and considered to be the next to the parents for grooming the younger generation. The situation during COVID-19 has re-established the importance of teachers in society for grooming our younger generation.