THE INDIAN ACADEMY SCHOOL DUBAI (Gulf News)
From carrying out the roles of teachers to showering them with gifts, flowers, plants and performances, students in Indian schools across the UAE celebrated Indian Teachers’ Day yesterday.
In India Teachers’ day is celebrated on September 5th every year to acknowledge the contribution of teachers in the society. The day marks the birth anniversary of the country’s second President and first vice President Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Celebrations were aplenty across various Indian schools in the UAE as students organized various activities to express gratitude to their teachers. Special assemblies and senior students donning the roles of teachers for a day were the most common events held in honour of the teachers. While students in many schools brought in small gifts including flowers, plants and eco-friendly bags for their teachers.
The members of the student council at The Indian Academy Dubai took the initiative of buying a microwave oven and a mini fridge as special gifts for the year’s Teacher’s Day, school head boy Kuleen Mani Tripathi and head girl Irene Elsa Alexander told Gulf News.
“We decided to buy these items because we see that some teachers have to walk to a different building block to hear their food,” said Tripathi
Most of the students from grade six to 12 pooled in the money for the surprise mission.
While the students arranged the special gifts with the permission from their principal Shiny Davis, who was appreciative of their thoughtfulness, it was a surprise for the teachers who received it at the end of the Teachers Day celebrations.
“It was a really pleasant surprise,” said Swapna Williams, of the teachers who cheered and applauded the students for the gesture.
“We never expected anything like this, apart from the regular programmes and small gifts from the students. We were delighted because they took care of our little things,:” said Williams, who is head of the section for moral social and cultural studies.