Teacher the God
(Ofcourse I love teaching, I respect teachers and whenever possible thank God for the wonderful teachers that I had, without whom, I would not be what I am. This is based on a posting by Narasimham Kota, a face book friend in English. I have used the material and put it in my own style .Next time you meet any teacher any where , Salute him , for he/she is GOD)
Once during a public function to award ,
All the greats in the society , very many,
Great ministers , CEOs , Doctors ,financiers , lawyers
Soft ware geniuses , musicians and teachers met.
Some small talk was there before the function,
Each great told why he is great and why his job is great,
And all people listened with great care this useful talk,
And all of them observed that the teacher did not tell anything.
One CEO asked , a poorly dressed teacher sitting by his side,
“I am sure you hate your job and would not want any one ,
To become a teacher like you and possibly , you have not done,
Anything great as all of us , who are great have done.”
The teacher smiled and told the CEO in no uncertain terms,
“I make all your kids work much harder than you can ever imagine,
I make them feel that all that I teach are the greatest knowledge they ever know,
I make them sit on their benches for 40 minutes, hearing all that I teach with attention,
While you can’t make them sit for two minutes, without giving them cell phone , IPOD or movie.”
“I make them wonder at the knowledge , I make them question with curiosity,
If they err , I make them apologize, I make them love and respect all that they do,
I make them take responsibility for the work they do, I make them write,
And make them understand that keyboarding is not everything.
I make them read all the books and make them understand reading is better than googling ,
I make them understand maths , make them do calculation and not depend on calculators,
I make them understand the value of life , I make them question about blind beliefs,
I tell them that the God is one for every one and unless we all understand this well.
From this very modern age we would be slipping back to the old stone age .”
I teach them science and tell them, not to assume anything but try to prove it,
I tell them to use God given gifts, work hard and be curious so that and then race to success.
.After all this, when you judge me as simply a teacher without money and riches,
I hold my head high and not bother for your silly words expressed without thought ,
And say to all of you ,”But for teachers like me, you will not be what you are,
CEOs, Doctors, Engineers, Politicians , Lawyers , soft ware engineers and so on.”
One by one all those great stood up and clapped and clapped ,and saluted that teacher
For they knew God created them but it was teacher the God who made them what they are.