Yesterday Was Teacher's Day in India: A Celebration by Manognya Reddy
By User769227-Oracle on Sep 06, 2011
In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5 September every year. This day is the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a great scholar and academician and also the 2nd President of Independent India.
While he was serving as President, he was urged to celebrate his birthday. However, he suggested that this day be celebrated as Teacher’s Day.
On this day, students express their gratitude to their teachers through celebrations on schools and colleges. They present cultural programs, dress as teachers and sometimes the senior students act as teachers.
On this special day, I was happy and surprised when I received a message this morning from one of our interns who finally joined as a full-time hire. “Best of me reminds me of you. Happy Teacher’s Day! Thanks for being my life-long inspiration. Krupala.”
Teachers have touched us throughout our life and each one of us has our set of “favorite teachers”. Some for their knowledge and presentation, others for their loving nature and dedication to their profession and some for their patience. I have mine too! It seems Krupala looks up to me a teacher is some way.
As part of my work at Oracle – involved in Campus Hiring – it is my good fortune to meet and interact with hundreds of students. Some of them are selected and some are not, but moments spent on Campus are treasured forever. It is a great joy that my profession provides me to meet so many young graduates and it wonderful to connect back to them - even through a small message – like the one Krupala sent! It’s even greater to bump into someone who tells me – You hired me!
On this day, I would like wish all students all the best in their studies and career planning and look forward to more Campus Hiring!