TEACHER — The Wikipedia of Learning

A teacher is not just someone who teaches at educational institutes. It does not require a graduation to be one. Teachers are not necessarily those who teaches the ABCD of education, rather it is every individual who has taught humans the ABCD of life. The first teacher who plants the seed of learning in a child is a Mother.

A teacher is a true inspiration to every student who wants to have a successful career. Teachers stand by their students in making them learn the skills to lead a better life and guide them towards a successful future. All students have their own set of favourite teachers in their educational life cycle. Teachers are one of those sources that help us develop the art of finding solutions to every problem. The contribution of teachers plays a vital role in shaping the future of children, the value of which can never be paid back to them by any means.

5th October is observed as World Teacher’s Day universally. 5th September is celebrated in the honour of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan who was a scholar, teacher, philosopher and a politician. His dedication towards education marked his birthday as an important day in the history of India. He was a man of many good qualities and was a favourite teacher among his students. During his term period as the President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday on 5th September, to which he responded that, instead of celebrating the day as his birthday, he felt more honoured if his birthday would be observed as Teacher’s Day. Since then 5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India.

On this Honourable day, Dr. Nowhera Shaik- the Founder and National President of AIMEP conveys her heartfelt wishes to all the teachers who are the guiding principles to children and wishes them a very Happy Teacher’s Day. Her education has largely contributed to the successful position that she has now reached i.e., An Islamic scholar, an entrepreneur, an educationist and an active politician. She is also involved in many social and charitable activities, she has imbibed this quality from her family where education, culture, and religious activities are highly respected. In spite of belonging to a rich class she never underestimated the poor, without any hesitation, she has motivated the poor people and has emphasized on the education of girl child.

Dr. Nowhera Shaik started her professional life as an educationist at the age of nineteen by giving lessons on religion and scriptures. In the year 1998, she started an Islamic school for girls in the name of ‘Madrasa E Niswan’ at Tirupati with around 150 students, mostly from a poor background, out of which 120 students were given free education. In the year 2017, a residential school was started for children who belong to financially unstable families to provide them with the right knowledge and skills and to help them to prosper in their lives being better individuals.

“When you educate a boy, you educate an individual, but when you educate a girl, you educate the family (Nation).” This is the reason that has brought Dr. Nowhera Shaik closer to this profession. Although a leader she is extremely humble and down to earth by nature. She mainly concentrates on education and on the empowerment of women to help them shape their own destiny.