World Teachers’ Day

The backbone of any developed nation in today’s world is not just merely its financial system or the industry, it is the education system which prepares and enables professionals to excel and play their part towards the growth of economy, industry or any other factor contributing to the country’s success. The backbone of the education system, teachers.

Teachers are heroes, role models and an influence that has an impact on the learners’ minds for the rest of their lives. Of all the philosophers, politicians, economists and industrialists, teachers hold the true power of shaping the future.

On World Teachers’ Day today, I would like to share a few very important lines for teachers by people who most of you know very well:

  • I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. -Alexander the Great
  • If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  • Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. -Bill Gates

  • The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. -Khalil Gibran

We are all  and will always be indeed indebted to our teachers for enabling us to face the challenges of this world by imparting not only knowledge but also the attitude for perseverance to do so.

Thank you all my teachers. I am blessed to have had the privilege of being your student at any stage of my life. I may not have realized how blessed I was and I may not have thanked God enough to have sent you in my life then, but today on this day of recognition of the efforts and hard work teachers put in, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.


Hammad A. Mateen


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