There was a buzz at local school campuses as Teachers Day celebrations rolled out this morning. While some schools chose to keep it a simple, straight affair, some others kept to their traditional events that make this day.
In R. A. Puram, at the Fathima Primary School run by the local church two senior teachers were honoured by the parish priest of Our Lady of Guidance Church.
At Rajalakshmi Matriculation Hr Sec. School in Mandavelipakkam, five senior teachers were honoured.
In San Thome, the girl students who attend St Raphael’s Girls Hr Sec. School presented a variety cultural programme in honour of their teachers. All the teachers were seen in their best Kanjeevaram silk saris.
Next door, at Rosary Matric Girls School the day began with flowers being presented to all the teachers. Students arranged for flower petals to be dropped on teachers as they entered the school auditorium for the cultural programme. A string of music and dance shows followed.
At the home of the man who we all remember today, Dr. S. Radhakrishan, former President of India and a wellknown teacher, there was a big function where an association of teachers recognised a few of their own. The bust of Dr Radhakrishnan was garlanded and teachers who came in offered their homage t00. This place, a stark art deco bungalow is on Dr. Radhakrishnan Road, near the V M Street junction.
It was also an occasion to remember those who teach people soft skills – communications, embroidery, stitching and the sort. This was the case at Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayam, Ambujammal Street, off TTK Road, Alwarpet. A few courses are run at this centre hence those who guide their wards were honoured.