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“We must become the change we want to see in the world.”
                                                            -Mahatma Gandhi
                                            October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948

{Can any one of us could spend a lifetime mastering the discipline of living just one of Gandhi’s sentences ???}

Today is the 137th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
This day should remind us of the path of truth and non-violence shown by this great man. I have resolved to constantly strive to incorporate his teachings in everyday life.

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HAPPY TEACHERz DAY !!!

Posted: September 4, 2006 in Festival
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Gurur brahma gurur vishnuh gurur devo maheshvarah
Gurur saakshaat parabrahma tasmai shree gurave namah

Know the Guru to be Brahma himself. He is Vishnu. He is also Shiva. Know Him to be the Supreme Brahman, and offer thy adorations unto that peerless Guru.

A teacher is an architect for a child’s future. Teacher’s day is celebrated on the occasion of the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (September 5, 1888 – April 17, 1975) best known as the man who introduced the thinking of western idealist philosophers into Indian thought. He was an Oxford don who became the first Vice President and the second President of India. Saluting this great man means not only remembering him but paying respects to our teachers.

When he became the President of India in 1962, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday on 5th September 5th. He replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher’s Day.” Since then, Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on September 5th. Radhakrishnan’s life is a great message to mankind, particularly to the teachers and the students. In fact, one is a learner always.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President to give away ‘National Award to Teachers-2005’. National Award to Teachers was instituted in 1958, which is celebrated in our country as the Teacher’s Day in honour of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, former President of India and a great teacher.

It’s the time of the year when the holiday bug bites you.

And perhaps, a little bit of calendar gazing and some ingenuity could even get you an impromptu vacation.

To begin with, the schools and colleges have declared a holiday for the children on August 14 (Monday), which is just after the weekend.

It will be followed the Independence Day holiday on the 15th and another holiday for Janmashtami on the 16th.

So it will all culminate to a neat five-day break, which only means good times ahead for them.

“The teachers won’t come and the school will only be half-full. We are going to achieve nothing so it is better to give a holiday,” principal of a college said…