Mohali: Teachers’ Day is celebrated with excitement and passion every year in all schools in Punjab. Children prepare short programs for their teachers, giving them greeting cards and gifts to thank them for their unending efforts and for playing such an important role in their lives.
The students made greeting cards and drawings for their teachers showing what they love about their teacher and what they miss in school.
“We celebrate every year at school with dance and music shows for our teachers. But this year we all decided to thank our teachers virtually and share our love and respect with them! “Said Jasmeen, an 11th grade student from Fazilka. Some students even made greeting cards at home from recycled paper. The teachers received messages and cards during the week. This is a welcome change from the regular work-related messages teachers receive on a daily basis. A number of students from different classes from different districts have also recorded messages of appreciation, gratitude, and praise for their teachers. Teachers across the state worked hard during the lockdown to support their students and parents and to ensure that student learning wasn’t compromised as schools remain closed.
Along with the students, teachers also shared short video messages in which they appreciated their school and district teams. “Our teachers worked very hard during the lockdown and I’m proud to be part of such a great team of teachers! You are all great inspirations to me and I am grateful for sharing a teacher from Taran Tarn.
Together with the students, the Department of School Education, Punjab is also preparing to celebrate Teacher’s Day virtually. Thank you messages, short videos, and greeting cards are prepared to be shared with the teachers.
The state team has compiled messages and cards from students and teachers, which are published on the Facebook page “Activities School Education Punjab” and also shared personally with the teachers on WhatsApp. The teachers and students also use the hashtags #TeachersfromPunjab and #ThankYouPunjabTeachers while sharing their messages on social media.