N A HARIS FOUNDATION ORGANIZES TEACHERS DAY AT BISHOP COTTONS, BANGALORE
- Emotional moment as Mr. Shiva Shankar, Kannada teacher wins 1 lakh Rs Lucky prize and pledges the money to support poor children in his school
- MLA of Shanthi Nagar Constituency presides over the program, Home Minister, Ramalinga Redyy and Dr. Abraham Ebenezer grace the occasion as guest of honor
Bangalore : The N. A Haris foundation organized ‘Teachers day” celebration at Bishop Cottons Boys College auditorium today. The program was presided by MLA of Shanthinagar, N A Haris. Other dignitaries present at the event included Home Minister of Karnataka, Ramalinga Reddy, Dr. Abraham Ebenezer and renowned compere and orator Sudha Baragur. The event saw an attendance of teachers from kindergarten and elementary schools to professors from engineering and medical colleges from the constituency of Shanthinagar.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA of Shanthinagar, N A Haris said “It is our moral duty to pay respect and honor our teachers, as they are role models who mentor children to become good and productive human beings. Teachers also develop the creativity of children and kindle a desire in them to be innovative. On this occasion, I pay my tribute to Dr Radhakrishnan and extend my heartiest greetings to all teachers of Shantinagar constituency and the larger state and country”
Teachers were felicitated and honored for the extensive service in the field of education. Addressing the teachers the MLA said “With advancement in technology and trends day by day there is a need for us to update ourselves with newer methods. Before entering into the classroom, a teacher must ask a question to himself, whether he is updated with the changes that have taken place in his field during the last 24 hours”
N A Haris specially acknowledged and thanked his parents on this occasion whom he considers his first teachers. His advice to the teachers was as follows – “There are three types of people in this world; one, who preaches all the time, the other who preaches but never practices what he preaches and finally, there are those who practice what the preaches. “Be the last kind,”
Addressing the gathering the Home Minister, Ramalinga Reddy said, “Education is key to success of every individual. Over the past few decades education has transformed immensely. Bangalore started getting exposure and good facilities when Rajiv Gandhi came to power. Ever since there has been constant development in terms of infrastructure and facilities in the state. The state government is committed to support both students and teachers in all ways”
Speaking on the occasion, Mohammed Haris Nalapad, Gen secy of Bangalore youth congress said “The incredible jobs of our teachers have been inextricably connected in nurturing and shaping the minds of our biggest leaders, some of whom have transformed our societal landscape and blazed illustrious paths locally and internationally. Teachers are the role models, mentors, philosophers, guides and that is why teachers are held at a higher pedestal in our society”
A special question and answer session was organized where the teachers raised their concerns and the MLA N A Haris responded and solved their queries. A special raffle draw was conducted on the occasion, Mr. Shiva Shankar, a kannada school teacher won the lucky draw of Rs 1,00,000 which was handed over by the dignitaries on the dais. Mr. Shiva Shankar has pledged the returns from this amount towards supporting poor children in his school.