It’s Guru Purnima and unfortunately, most of us today have forgotten the significance of the festival. While we do have lavish celebrations in schools and even post messages to our teachers on social media networks, let’s not forget the real reason behind celebrating this festival and why it holds significance even in modern times.

1. The teacher is always there for you.

Be it that maths problem you have difficulty solving or a life problem you can’t figure out; your teacher is always there for you.

 

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2. (S)he is your guiding light.

The teacher always shows you the right way.

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3. Sometimes, your teacher knows more of your secrets than your mother – and still keeps them.

Be it the subtle flirting in class or that bad habit you indulged in once and were caught, your teacher knows it all. However, he/she gently guides you to the right path and sometimes holds your secrets close to the heart.

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4. Teachers are sometimes harsh, but only because they love you.

Just like your mother, your teacher too is sometimes harsh with you. However this is only because (s)he wants you to grow and be a good individual.

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5. A teacher is truly selfless.

It’s tough being a teacher.

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6. Teachers are inspirational.

Teachers truly inspire you and push you to follow your dreams. A teacher stands by you every step of the way and shows you the correct path and helps boost your confidence.

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7. Teachers never blow their own trumpets, they do things quietly but surely.

A teacher is proud, very proud but not of himself or herself but of students. (S)he will never boast but will be supportive and helpful.

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8. Only a teacher can push you to explore your full potential.

A teacher sometimes knows you and your strengths better than you yourself.

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9. A teacher is a lot more than just someone who teaches.

(S)he is a guide, a friend, an enemy and a parent.

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10. A teacher is the only one who will celebrate if you rise beyond him/her.

Ever wondered what your teachers feel when you become rich and famous but they are still there at the same salary? They feel proud. because silently, they made you, you!

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11. A teacher is not afraid of telling you the truth.

All those times you hated your teacher for being harsh? Well, you were only being moulded into a better individual.

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12. A teacher might not remember your name after 10 years but will remember every little quirk of yours.

What lies in a name? But a lot does lie in your personality and a teacher will never forget that.

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13. A teacher always puts him/herself second.

You are the first priority. Always.

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14. A teacher knows you for all your goodness and vices.

And still loves you.

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