on the eve of Teacher’s Day, I have been trying to recollect teachers who have a strong influence on me from my early childhood, 50 years flashback ….takes some time….
I do not recollect any teachers that have any great impact on me or may be I am not looking for teachers or teachings that constrain us in the four closed walls.
I am looking for someone who inspired me as role models, who shaped me as a good human being irrespective of so many mistakes I have done. Of course, for anyone, parents take the front seat and the environment we grow in and the person we share our life with. I am not an exception, my parents and my husband always take the front seats. With out them teaching anything explicitly, I have learnt a lot from them. I give all the credit to those three people very proudly. of course like any parents, amma and nanna told me what to do what not to do. But beyond those, I have learnt many things from them which were ever told explicitly – the simplicity, and patience from amma – we are eight siblings and I am the youngest and my house is an open house, always house full – any body can come at any time. and they hadn’t left the house without having food. My dad is the principal of the college and my father’s friends kids were also sent to this college (they have come all the way from Guntur district to Anakapalli as they have so much faith in my dad and his discipline) I never ever remembered my mom being irritated or impatient to cook for almost 20 people on average everyday. My dad was a chemistry lecturer besides being the principal of the college. physical chemistry is at the tip of his tongue and he could just teach it without any book. He taught chemistry to many students without taking any fees even after his retirement. That is the passion I look for in any teacher. He was very passionate about gardening too. In our college campus, there were many gardens, he made sure he walked through out the campus in the morning not only having his rounds throughout the campus but also to make sure all the plants are being watered properly. He was true Gandhite and he wore white khadi pancha and lalchi throughout his life.
I read/heard somewhere that we do not teach kids anything explicitly but they learn from parents’ actions, behaviours and everything parents do. So they are undoubtedly our best teachers, molders of our character, our role models and our mentors.
Then my husband came into my life as Baba’s blessing.💓💓💓💓 He had also started his career as a lecturer before he had selected as an IAS. He had excelled in his humanitarian activities throughout his career in various capacities. I met him a little late in our lives but just listening to his career and with the passion he had undertaken so many responsibilities in his career inspired me a lot. He stood as a great example for me and his contribution plays a major role in molding me as a better human being again without any thing being told explicitly – correcting my english grammar to being health conscious to being a fitness freak to being a good host to anything and everything I am today. Ever ever grateful to Baba for giving him to share my life with even our relationship is very unconventional. He is a typical aquarian.👌🏻
Since I have started my volunteer activities in 2008, I have met many students (adults) who have changed my perspective of life and I have learnt many things from them – their patience, persistence, dedication, love towards life in many adverse situations. Learnt from many people what to do and learnt also from so many what not to do and this learning is a continuous process in the life and for all those who made me a better human being – Happy Teachers Day !
Above all Baba – He is the best guru and I am thankful for every blessing from Him🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
ఎందరో మహానుభావులు అందరికీ వందనములు 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻