Teachers' Day celebration was carried out with exuberance at Miles Bronson Residential School (MBRS) on September 5th, 2020(Saturday) adhering to the COVID-19 protocols.
The occasion was marked by the gracious presence of Revered Principal and Founder Dr. N.K Dutta as the Chief Guest, Honourable Secretary, Miles Bronson Education Society, Mrs. Nandini Dutta, Director of Operations (Child Welfare), MBRS, Mrs. Neha Dutta, and Marketing Manager, Kangaroo Kids International Preschool Mr. Prakash Pandey, as the Guests of Honour. All the teachers, staff were also present at the august gathering wearing masks and sanitized hands.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, only teachers could be physically present. The enthusiastic students and alumni of MBRS who were virtually present showcased their fun and amusing activities.
The function began with a virtual welcome address by Sentinaro Pongen, student of Class XII followed by in person lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Revered Principal Dr. Dutta, along with Mrs Neha Dutta and Mr. Pandey in the backdrop of a melodious Saraswati Vandana sung by Sweta Yadav, student of Class XII. The mellifluous performance, fragrance of the incense created a perfect symphony while paying tributes to the distinguished national leader Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Right after the lighting of the lamp, Revered Principal Dr. Dutta addressed the gathering and spoke at length about the rich contributions of philosopher, academic and statesman Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He said the history of India is replete with great persons like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Rabindra Nath Tagore and so on, but one person who stands apart is Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He stands apart because of his outstanding contribution to the nation as a statesman, leader, prolific writer where he has devoted most of his time as a teacher and a professor.
Continuing his speech, he also spoke about the importance of teachers in shaping the future of children. "The world is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous and the world is changing. Thanks to all the teachers here and all around as technology is helping us to be the facilitator of learning of a ‘Sage on the stage’ but ‘Guide on the side’. This is the role of teachers, they are the facilitator, they are to lead the students and empower them with the changes. The teachers have become technology friendly because of necessity and necessity is the mother of invention. A teacher has to empower the students and be that 'guide on the side'".
Several virtual activities like Bihu dance, melodious solo western song by Miss Tristle Marak(Class-VIII), duet song by Tristle and Riyan Mazumder, another solo track by MBRS alumnus Dr. Rakkun Bhujel, solo dances by Master Jiwang Tayeng(Class VI), Jiya Dutta(Class-III) lit up the joyful occasion boasting of cultural diversity in MBRS.
The colourful cultural program was concluded with a vote of thanks by Deflina Rabha, Cultural Secretary, MBRS followed by concluding remarks by Mr. Areef Ahmed(Chief Academic Co-ordinator, MBRS).
The ceremony ended by singing of the National Anthem.
A fun game was also organized at the tennis court for the teachers consisting of musical chair and statue game followed by a sumptuous lunch.