Teachers for Life #TeachersDay

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The teacher is someone who can teach you something; something that you lack or something that needs polishing. I believe there is something to learn from everyone. After all, as humans, the one thing that differentiates us from animals is that we can articulate. We understand the difference between good and bad.

In my journey as a journalist, blogger, writer and mom I have met a lot of people. Everyone has an inspiring story to tell and everyone is doing his bit, hence there is something to learn from everyone. This Teachers Day I will list down a few such stories that made a big impression on me.

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Paralympic Player

This was one of my first independent interviews as a journalist. Way back in 2006, there was hardly any news of sports, except cricket. Paralympic players were nowhere on the scene back then. A chance meeting with a friend got me this story and I decided to interview him. The player was an ex-army soldier who had lost his legs in action.

After interviewing him, I learned about determination. He was a young lad, who lost both his legs and had to undergo really long physiotherapy and rehabilitation process. In his own words, it was depressing and scary yet he found his joy in sports and decided to do something about it. After 3 grueling years, he was ready and had participated in Paralympics, winning a medal for our country.

Cerebral Palsy patient

This man taught me the meaning of persistence. Affected by cerebral palsy as a child, he did not give up. He continued learning with the only goal of being independent. A fiercely independent guy, he tried different odd jobs till he found his calling. He is a mobile shop owner who sells all devotional needs door-to-door. Apart from taking care of his mother, he participates and willingly supports all national disaster help calls.

A writer who discovered herself at the age of 55

She was a regular homemaker till the age of 50. That does not mean she didn’t have hobbies, she simply didn’t have the time to pursue them. Once her nest was empty, she focused on her hobbies which were singing and writing. She found a new world opening up for her and her writing was highly appreciated. She became a published author at the age of 55 and a proud grandmother who translates Sanskrit shlokas into simple language for small children to understand.

I learnt that age is just a number. You can learn anything that you set your heart on at any age.

A gynac working selflessly

She is a popular gynac in a small town. Both husband and wife were doctors, however, she lost her husband in a tragic accident. Raising two kids as a single mother, she managed her house and profession well. After her kids were settled, she decided to use her experience for the greater good. At an age when most people prefer to retire or take things slow, she traveled to war-ravaged countries and helped women there with gynac and medical care for free. She taught me that your knowledge never goes to waste. Always try using your knowledge for the greater good.

These are real-life people that I have met over the years. These people taught me something that no book could teach hence I would like to pay a tribute to them this Teachers Day.

Post Author: Neha Tambe

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of nehatambe.com.

12 thoughts on “Teachers for Life #TeachersDay

    Anahita Irani

    (September 8, 2019 - 7:52 pm)

    Amazing stories, each one is unique and interesting. Kudos in such a wonderful post on the event of Teacher’s day.

    Nitya

    (September 8, 2019 - 11:13 pm)

    The stories are really touching! Talent has no age or boundations, truly! And one should be proud of being a teacher.

    Smitha.gn

    (September 9, 2019 - 11:59 pm)

    You always pick to write a right post That the right time so well written post on teachers day ☺

    Amrita

    (September 10, 2019 - 6:14 am)

    This is so inspiring. I am so glad that you decided to share these stories. This is a fitting tribute to them.

    Jenifer

    (September 10, 2019 - 7:46 pm)

    Well written, these women in our life are the real teachers.

    Seema Wadhwa

    (September 11, 2019 - 1:50 am)

    This is truly the perfect Teachers’ Day article. Such wonderful stories from all walks of life, thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

    Arpit Garg

    (September 11, 2019 - 9:06 am)

    We learn Many things from the people we come across. Enjoyed the article, interviewing great personalities and listening Thier experience and learning from them is great.

    Priyanka Singhal

    (September 11, 2019 - 3:49 pm)

    This is so motivating and inspiring. The way u learned so mny things from them evn i learn alot by reading anout them. Definitely we learn so much from Othrs. Loved reading it. They etr true teachers

    Sapna

    (September 11, 2019 - 4:15 pm)

    Such an awesome post.. Each one is inspiring.. Lovely read

    Rahul Prabhakar

    (September 11, 2019 - 5:16 pm)

    My wife is a teacher. One can learn so much from her as a person also. I feel the best teachers are not the ones who teach us education but the ones who teach from life experiences. I feel the love we received from our teachers throughout our formative years, we owe it to them.

    Sanjay

    (September 11, 2019 - 8:53 pm)

    There are real life heroes who leave a lasting impression on your lives.

    A great tribute to them on teacher’s day.

    Khushboo Motihar

    (September 11, 2019 - 11:42 pm)

    Teachers are truly the best role models for children. We also shouldn’t forget the many people in our lives who teach us valuable lessons 🙂

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