Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo Maheshwarah
Gurur Saakshaat Parbrahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah.
Our Mythological verses say, 'Guru hi Gyan ka srot hai'. (A teacher is the source of knowledge). Among all other professions, a teachers' is very crucial. A Guru (teacher) is the one who shapes the mind and soul of a child. He or she helps a child learn good habits, differentiate between right and wrong, seek knowledge, and much more.
On the blessed occasion of Guru Purnima, here is a poem written as a tribute to teachers all around the world-
घर से निकलती ही जिंदगी की पहली सीढ़ी एक गुरु हमें चढ़ाते हैं
कभी भूल हो जाए तो जोर की डांट हमें वही तो लगाते हैं
पर भलाई हमारी अपने गुस्से में वह इस कदर छुपाते हैं
कि वे बड़े ही खड़ूस से नजर आते हैं
माली सा बनकर उन्होंने ज्ञान से खींचा है हमें
रास्ते की हर कठिनाई और दुख से दूर खींचा है हमें
सही और गलत के बीच का भेद उनसे ही तो सीख पाए हैं
आज जो इस पथ पर चल रहे हैं तो उनका ज्ञान अपने मन मस्तिष्क में समाए हैं
इस विश्व के हर कोने का जिन्होंने बड़ी ही सुंदरता से किया वर्णन
सबकुछ से खिलाने वाले उस गुरु को कोटि-कोटि नमन
CitySpidey talked to some residents across Delhi NCR to know about the relevance of gurus in their life.
Sanjeev Kumar, General Secretary of sector-51 Noida says, "Three gurus are very important in everyone's life: parents, teachers and spiritual gurus. My father has been my biggest teacher in life. He dedicated 40 years of his life to various NGOs, Social Organizations, RWAs, and Federations. He taught me the right ways to live in society and inspired me to work for society. Now, I have been associated with social work for the last 14 years."
Nisha Pramanik, a resident of Rewari, says, "I remember a teacher of mine who always used to say, well begun is half done. Teachers are like the foundation stone of a monument. They are the ones who put values in us. Whatever I am today is because of them."
Priyanka Singh, Associate Director of The crayons school, sector 45 Noida, says, "Teachers are the second mother who teach us life lessons apart from academics. I chose this profession because I wanted to shape young minds and prepare them for the future."
Abhishek Singh, a teacher from The Boffo school, Sector-117, says, "My teachers taught me something that I have remembered- it was to never lose a chance to help someone. In India, we follow an education system that teaches students to be job seekers. I want them to be driven toward innovation and leadership. That is why I became a teacher."
This story is a replug on the occassion of Teacher's Day