Changing paradigms of education

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was First Vice President and second President of India. He placed Indian philosophy on world map.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was First Vice President and second President of India. He placed Indian philosophy on world map

“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

Teachers act as the guide for life, show the path towards success and enrich the personality of their disciples by imparting ethical and academic knowledge. They are our founding stone as they help us grow into a better citizen. From chalk and board method to projectors and tablets, our teachers are the guiding light in shaping our careers. The changing paradigm in learning has broken the barriers of conventional learning. Today, teachers are reinventing themselves to facilitate students.

Expressing the gratitude and appreciating the hard work of our teacher, digitalLearning salutes all teachers who have helped their students in achieving the goals of their lives. Below are few quotes from the intelligentsia who have created a niche for themselves.

Pranab Mukherjee, President of India

Addressing the students in Delhi to mark the occasion of Teacher’s Day, he said, “I am not a great scholar, never was a very bright student, became an average leader. A teacher gives himself to the students and the job of a student is to draw from him as much as possible.”

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

On the occasion of Teachers Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a video conferencing session with 800 students and 60 teachers from various schools in Delhi. Ahead of Teacher’s Day, he said, “Students are an image of teachers. Mother gives birth to a child, the guru gives life. What teacher taught us we will remember for the rest of our lives. I bow to all the teachers. It is the teacher who makes the generation.”

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi

“Delhi Government has increased the education budget and it is an indicator for our intentions of improving the education in Delhi. We want to streamline the education system first. We should bring innovation in education. We will make skill education as part of the main curriculum in schools. Delhi Government is planning to launch a skill university. We are starting a programme ‘Be a Teacher’, where we will bring the successful people to schools and ask them to be a teacher for one day. I had requested Pranab Mukerjee, President of India to be a teacher for the day. He taught about the freedom movement and constitution of India to students.”

Dr. Sridhar G – Founder Deeksha Network

“The Indian education system for sure is at par with the global trends, especially with our Math and Science fundamentals being strong. But there is a need to excel in the area of application based learning, which is critical for skill enhancement and employability. The key to ensuring this excellence is by making quality content, teaching/learning platforms and assessment process etc. accessible to students, irrespective of their demography or geography. This is possible only through technology. Hence technology based teaching and learning systems are important to achieve excellence.”

Subramanya Bhat- Principal, Deeksha Centre for Learning

“With successful implementation of RTE, mid-day meal scheme, etc. and sustained effort towards bringing students to schools, I feel, we are on the right path. We are witnessing a consistent improvement in enrollment of students to schools. Bringing them to school is the first step. But to sustain this practice until they pass out from higher education is the larger goal. We need to focus our effort towards curbing the dropout rates at schools.

An ideal education set-up should enable equal access to education for all at all levels. I dream of a system that enables aspiring student to take up any course or join any institute of their choice without a second thought, or affordability being a constraint. We need to improve funding and monitor the education system real time to match up to international standards.”

Vinesh Menon, COO, Global Discovery Schools

“The Teachers at the school invest all their time and energy in painstakingly teaching the children and preparing them for the world ahead. Every year, these teachers see their children blossom from preschool days to Grade XII to College to Higher Studies and then finally disappear into the world. This cycle calls for a lot of resilience & patience apart from managing the emotions of letting go of a ward who has been taught with so much of care and love and hence I have no qualms in calling every such Teacher the epitome of selflessness and sacrifice. To all My Teachers in school, college and other institutions I have studied & to all Teachers across the country – Thank You for your dedication, time and patience in making me who I am today.”

Manjula Pooja Shroff, Chairperson, Calorx Education and Research Foundation

“Teachers are the backbone of the education ecosystem.  A good teacher is like a painter who paints the canvas of a student’s life.  My compliments to all those you have chosen to be teachers and towards making positive contribution to students who are the future citizens of the county. Happy Teacher’s Day.”