Enthusiasm and festivity marked the teacher's day celebrations in different schools across Jammu region, here on Wednesday.
In order to commemorate Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary that falls on September 5, Teachers' day was celebrated at Government Degree College (GDC) Samba with great enthusiasm. On the occasion, literary committee of GDC organised a symposium on the topic "Role of teacher in present era" in which a large number of students presented their views and expressed their gratitude towards the teachers. Convenor of the literary committee Prof Renu Angurana supervised the proceedings whereas other committee members namely Prof Kamal Jeet, Prof Sonam, Prof Narsingh Das, Prof Geeta Lakhnotra and Prof Dalbeer helped in organising the event. Principal of the college, Prof G S Rakwal in his address appreciated the views expressed by the students and urged the teachers to try their level best to come up to the expectations of the students. A vibrant cultural programme was also organised by the students.
At SKUAST-Jammu, PG students from Biochemistry department organized the programme to celebrate teacher's day. Speaking on the occasion, head of the Biochemistry department, Dr Sanjay Guleria said, "Teacher's day is celebrated as a tribute to the valuable contribution made by the teachers to the society by imparting knowledge and shaping the carrier of the students."Various cultural activities were also conducted on the occasion and the students who participated include Neha Sharma, Anshu Wali, Sweeta, Kalpana, Kanika, Navneet, Khalid, Manoj, Zahid, Sonam , Pooja , Shilpa , Amrinder and Rashmi Chalotra.
Dr Moni Gupta, Dr Ramesh Bali, Dr Kamlesh Bali and president teaching association Dr Vikas Sharma also spoke during programme .
At Government Degree College, R S Pura to celebrate teacher's day, a programme was organised under the guidance of Dr Rajinder Singh, staff secretary along with members of the NCC committee in which tributes were paid to Dr S Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary for rendering commendable services to the teaching profession. Principal of the college, Prof Kalpana Kesar was the chief guest on occasion.
The programme started with lighting of the lamp followed by paying of floral tributes to Dr S Radhakrishnan. The students also presented a mesmerizing cultural programme in the form of solo songs and expressed their gratitude towards their teachers.
Prof Kalpana Kesar in her address congratulated the staff and students on this occasion and deliberated on the visionary scholar, politician and great teacher Dr S Radhakrishnan.
Teacher's day was also celebrated at Mount Litera Zee School,Tarore. On the occasion a special assembly was conducted to remember the contribution of Dr. Radhakrishnan and to explain the significance of the day to the students. A special program was also organized by the senior students in the main auditorium of the school which started with the welcome speech by Apporvi Gupta of class 8th. It was a fun occasion with games for teachers, students also conferred titles to all the staff members .The program was made delightful by students dance performances.
Dr A K Kapoor chairman of the school was the chief guest on the occasion.
Dr Kapoor in his address highlighted the contribution of Dr RadhaKrishnan.
BSF School Paloura celebrated teachers' day with incredible gusto and zeal in the school premises to honour the enlightened teaching fraternity.
A special morning assembly was held. Principal BSF School Dr S K Shukla along with the staff paid floral tribute to Dr S Radhakrishnan.
Ram Awtar IG BSF Jammu FTR was the chief guest and DIG/PSO Hardeep Singh was the guest of honour on the occasion.
A brief cultural programme was organized to appreciate the unwavering commitment of teachers for the mission and the vision of BSF School. Teachers enthralled the audience with their performances. The day buzzed with excitement and smiles all around.
At A S N Higher Secondary School, Channi Himmat, the day was celebrated inside the school auditorium which was organized by the student council of the school. On the occasion the students of the school organized a colorful programme which began with the tribute to the great teacher Dr Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan. The function started with cutting of cake followed with presentation of souvenirs to the teachers.
Calliope School celebrated teachers' day with zeal and enthusiasm. The programme started with lighting of traditional lamp followed by impressive speeches by Rajay and Deeksha of Class 9th highlighting the remarkable achievement of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakarishnan as a teacher, educationist, philosopher, administrator, 1st vice- president and 2nd President of India. Floral tributes were offered to Dr Radhakrishnan by Principal Sunita Raina, coordinator Priya Kohli and PRO Bindu Banota and other teachers.
A scintillating programme of cultural items in the form of skit, songs and dances was presented by the students to show their respect, gratitude and love for their teachers.
Education department celebrated teachers' day at Teacher Bhawan.
Chief Education Officer (CEO) Jammu, J K Sudan was the chief guest on the occasion.
District Education Planning Officer, Swaran Singh and Deputy Chief Education Officer, Devinder Singh Manhas were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, CEO impressed upon the teachers to impart quality and moral education to the students as they are the nation builders. He asserted that the teachers are backbone of the society and can play a great role in building up the character of the students and shape them to become an ideal citizen of the country.
On the occasion, a one act play "Refund" written by Fritz Karanthy was also performed by the students of GGHSS Shastri Nagar.
The schools participated in celebration were GGHSS Nowabad, HSS Kandoli Nagrota, GHSS Shastri Nagar, HS Chowadhi, HS Ghar Majoor.
Pertinent to mention that, the play "Refund" performed by GGHSS Shastri Nagar emerged as the winner at the divisional level competition held at HSS Gandhi Nagar.
At APS Kaluchak teachers day was celebrated with great gusto and vehemence. On this occasion a special assembly was conducted where the students mesmerized their facilitators with cultural feast. Dance, music and role play made the day explicable and were indeed the icing on the cake. The students left no stone unturned to ensure that the teachers enjoy every minute.
The importance of the day was highlighted when the teachers were felicitated with the best teachers award for their commitment and dedication to the cause of education. Hem Lata Vishen, Principal APS Kaluchak laid emphasis on moral and ethical values, which she expected the students to follow. She urged them to lead a healthy and disciplined life and create a healthy environment.
Meanwhile, private FM Station of Jammu 92.7 BIG FM made this teacher's day special for Jammu's favorite teachers who had been nominated by their students and other Jammu people for 'Teacher's Day Out' with BIG MJs in which eight teachers from different schools and colleges were chosen on the basis of maximum votes received for them through online nominations in which Prof Sonia Khajuria (GCW Parade), Prof Sunil Uppal (GCW Gandhi Nagar), Mr L C Gandotra (SSK School Marh), Ms Archana Sharma (St Xavier's Convent School, Barnai), Ms Rajni Kaur (J K Public School, Kunjwani), Ms Shalini Pradhan (DPS Jammu), Ms Nitinjeet Kaur (Heritage School) and Mr Sachin Sharma were chosen.
The idea was to give them a royal and unique experience throughout the day which started from Big FM studios from where they boarded the high end cars like Audi and Mercedes. They were taken for different adventure activities and then the cavalcade reached their final destination for the day – Jammu Tawi Golf Course which is called the 'Green Tunnel of Jammu'.
Each one of them were extremely excited and glad to spend such a long yet awesome day which according to all of them will be the most memorable teacher's day for them as of now.