On Sunday 3rd July, Miss Smith, Mrs Hanlon, Mrs Gibson and Mrs Scott were invited by Dhruvi and Rudra to attend an event named Shikshak Vandan Divas, which translates as ‘Teacher Appreciation Day’ organised by the Birmingham chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (UK).
In the Hindu faith, we came to learn that the respect for teachers is highly important value imparted by all. It was truly amazing to see this value so deeply engrained in all those children attending HSS (UK) and it certainly shows in the pupils attending our school too.
The event was held in a local temple, attended by over 200 including 26 teachers from 10 schools in Solihull and Birmingham. Various presentations were made including yoga and games. The teachers were venerated through ‘puja’ ceremony, showering us with petals and offering respect. It was a heartfelt, personal tribute, with many teachers later commenting on how emotional it all felt.
The president of HSS (UK) shared a few warm words with us “we applaud all teachers and teaching staff for their continued support and efforts. We owe a lot to our teachers for playing such an important part in the development and learning of our children, and for nurturing them to become upstanding citizens”.