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Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.

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Teachers’ day is celebrated in India every year on 5th September. Students express their gratitude and appreciation for their teachers on this day. This day is dedicated to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - second President of India. The great academic philosopher and one of the most well-known diplomats, scholar, President of India and above all a teacher. As a tribute to this great person, his birthday has been observed as teachers’ day.

Amidst the pandemic situation it was raining showers in ST Agnes school a great day was celebrated with a wonderful contribution by the students virtually to their teachers in remembrance of their efforts and guidance they give to make them the best. The programme was presented by the student’s prayer service, dance, a song, the significance of the day, action dance and wishing virtually to the teachers. Indeed, a unique way of showing gratitude. Another important way of recognising this day was the students showed their gratitude by greeting the teachers from their respective balconies. The feeling of love was expressed by the students and parents.

A formal programme was arranged for the teachers for their great contribution towards making school a better place to learn. The day began with a thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Rev Father Richard Quadras OFM Director of Divine Retreat Centre Bejai, Mangaluru. In his message he shared his experience as a teacher and said a smile is the pure essence for a child to create a great bond between teacher and student. He also offered special prayers to the teachers with all the teachers lighting the lamps as a symbol of self-offering and rejuvenating themselves to the humble profession. Thereafter he also wished the teachers on this great day. The Mass was a glorious event by a wonderful choir sung by sisters and teachers. The teachers also made their offerings as a part of sharing. The mass ended with a novena for Mother Mary.

The programme continued with a meaningful prayer service highlighting the symbols of a plant, clock, heart, compass and mirror depicting the importance in teachers’ life with inspirational prayer songs were conducted by Sr Marina AC and Sr. Sweedal.

Sr Maria Gracilda the Principal welcomed the gathering and shared an important message to the teachers by presenting a video “The Heart of a teacher”. A surprise video was presented by the students of grade X expressing their gratitude to all the teachers for being with them and nurturing them always.

Teacher Sumitra dressed as Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna enthralled the audience and shared words of wisdom to the teachers followed by a wishing song ‘You are such a special teacher’ was sung by a group of teachers. A dance depicting the immense talents of teachers was presented by teachers Madura and team.

Tr Janet and Tr Supritha shared their experience as an Apostolic Carmel Educator; they highlighted their thoughts on building spirituality through systematic prayer service, retreats. Discipline the most important aspect to be developed in teachers. Enrichment programmes, seminars have helped to grow professionally and personally. The role of management in the professional development of teachers by constantly motivating and appreciating creativity. The number of years is not important but the quality of your work is what makes you a holistic teacher, was expressed.

The programme continued with yet another surprise by distributing potted plants and cash contributions to all staff, non-teaching staff and helpers for their great efforts in building a strong bond of family and joining hands in all work done.

A special message was delivered by Sr Shuba AC the Educational Secretary of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation Karnataka Province expressing her gratitude to all teachers for selfless service put up by them during the pandemic and showered her blessing on one and all.

A motivational speech was delivered by our Administrator Sr. Edna Furtado AC. Together we learn and grow and wish all teachers a great success.

Sr. Dr. Lydia Fernandes the Joint Secretary of our institution in her speech once again thanked all the teachers for their selfless service and may God give strength to continue to do so.

As a part of entertainment, teachers Chandrika and Daphne conducted games to lighten the moods and showing joy by participating to the fullest.

The Programme was methodically hosted by teacher Gracilla and the Vote of thanks was given by teacher Velony thanking all for their wonderful participation and making the event a huge success.

The wonderful programme was arranged by the great effort of the principal, sisters and teachers Josephine and Manisha. A creative background added a special ambiance to the day’s celebration.

A memorable day for the educators by all sharing a happy meal on this occasion.

The Management, the Administrator, the Principal, the Vice Principal and Academic Coordinator are grateful for all the teachers for their selfless service and extend their hearty thanks for all of them for giving their wholehearted support in every way towards the school. Their hard work, dedication, enthusiasm will always be cherished.

Teachers are the backbone of any country, the pillar upon which all aspirations are converted into realities.

ಸಂತ ಆಗ್ನೆಸ್ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ

ಕಾಣದ ಹಾದಿಗೆ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣವೆಂಬ ದೀವಿಗೆ ನೀಡಿ, ಜ್ಞಾನವೆಂಬ ಎಣ್ಣೆ ಸುರಿದು, ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನೋರ್ವ ತನ್ನ ಗುರಿ ತಲುಪುವವರೆಗೆ ನಿಷ್ಪಕ್ಷಪಾತ, ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಪಡುವ ಏಕೈಕ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯೇ ಗುರು. ಗುರುವಿನ ಜ್ಞಾನ ಸಾಮರ್ಥ್ಯ ಅಳೆಯುವುದು ಅಸಾಧ್ಯ ಆದರೆ ಗುರು ತೋರಿದ ಹಾದಿ, ಆತನ ಜ್ಞಾನಭಂಡಾರ, ಅನುಭವದಿಂದಲೇ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಯ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಭಾವ ಬೀರಬಲ್ಲ ಆದರ್ಶ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವ ಆತನದು. ವಿಷಯದ ಹಿಡಿತ, ನಿರರ್ಗಳತೆ, ಕೆಲಸದ ಗಾಂಭೀರ್ಯ, ಹಾಸ್ಯಪ್ರವೃತ್ತಿ, ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಅಂತರಾಳಕ್ಕೆ ಇಳಿದು ಭಟ್ಟಿ ಇಳಿಸುವ ಕೌಶಲ್ಯ, ಇವೆಲ್ಲವೂ ಗುರುವಿನ ವಿಶೇಷ ಗುಣಗಳು. ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿ ವರ್ಷ ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 5ರಂದು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ದಿನವೆಂದು ಆಚರಿಸಲ್ಪಡುವ ಸರ್ವೇಪಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಧಾಕೃಷ್ಣನ್ ಅವರ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಬ್ಬವನ್ನು, ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಸಂತ ಆಗ್ನೆಸ್ ಸಿಬಿಎಸ್ ಇ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟವಾಗಿ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಬರಲಾಗದ ಸಂದಿಗ್ಧ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲೂ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ತಮಗೆ ಕಲಿಸಿದ / ಕಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ನೆನೆದು, ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲದ ಮುಖಾಂತರ ಅಭಿನಂದಿಸುವುದು ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆದಿತ್ತು. ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರಿಗಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನೆ, ಹಾಡು, ನೃತ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳೇ ಸ್ವಯಂಪ್ರೇರಿತರಾಗಿ ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಮಾಡಿ ಕಳಿಸಿರುವುದು, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ಕುರಿತು ಅವರು ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಭಕ್ತಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಯಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಅಂತೆಯೇ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಆಡಳಿತ ವರ್ಗವು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರಿಗಾಗಿಯೇ ಪವಿತ್ರ ಬಲಿ ಪೂಜೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಸರಳ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಿತ್ತು. ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ-ಶಿಕ್ಷಕೇತರ ವರ್ಗದವರು, ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳ ಅನುಪಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ವಿಶೇಷ ದಿನದ ಸಂತೋಷವನ್ನು ಒಬ್ಬರು ಇನ್ನೊಬ್ಬರನ್ನು ಅಭಿನಂದಿಸುತ್ತ ಆಚರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡರು. ಶಾಲೆಯ ಆಡಳಿತ ವರ್ಗ, ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರು, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ನಿಸ್ವಾರ್ಥ ಸೇವೆಗೆ ಮೆಚ್ಚುಗೆ ಸೂಚಿಸಿದರು.

ಪವಿತ್ರ ಬಲಿ ಪೂಜೆಯು ಬಿಜೈ ಡಿವೈನ್ ರಿಟ್ರೀಟ್ ಸೆಂಟರ್ ನ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರಾದ ರೆ. ಫಾ. ರಿಚರ್ಡ್ ಕ್ವಾಡ್ರಸ್ ಅವರಿಂದ ನೆರವೇರಿಸಲ್ಪಟ್ಟಿತು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂತ ಆಗ್ನೆಸ್ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಜಂಟಿ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಯಾಗಿರುವ ಸಿ. ಲಿಡಿಯ ಫೆರ್ನಾಂಡಿಸ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಆಡಳಿತಾಧಿಕಾರಿಣಿಗಳಾದ ಸಿ. ಎಡ್ನಾ ಫುರ್ಟಡೊ, ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಸಿ. ಮರಿಯ ಗ್ರೆಸಿಲ್ಡ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕೇತರ ವರ್ಗದವರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು. ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿ ಜೋಸ್ಪಿನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಮನೀಶ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ರೂವಾರಿಗಳಾಗಿದ್ದರು.