THE TEACHER AS A NATION BUILDER
The importance of the teacher in national life cannot be over-emphasized. It is he who influences the immature minds of the youth. He treats and tries to mold the living stuff into various forms. The future of the nation is fashioned by him through the process of education. A nation trying to march ahead on the roads to progress can leave the education of her sons and daughter in the hands of incompetent teachers only at its own risk. “The world of tomorrow will be born from the schools of today” some wise man said. In this way, teachers, indeed, is the true builder of the nation. In the past, teachers were held by all in the highest esteem. Even kings and emperors used to look up to them for guidance and advice in hours of crisis. As a matter of fact, teachers were the trustees of common welfare. Teachers in those days were the true benefactors of society.
History is full of examples which clearly show that great decisions of vital importance to the whole nation were taken on the directions of the teachers. The teacher is one of the pillars of the society and the country. Without good teachers, no country can progress. The importance of teachers in the life of a nation cannot be overlooked. Teacher is a maker of man. He is foundation of all Education, and thus of the whole civilization of mankind, present and future.
No nation reconstruction is possible without the active cooperation of the teacher. A teacher builds a student who has properties like Discipline, Punctuality, Respect for elders,Ambition,Faithfulness,Confidence,Responsibility,Cleanliness,Dedication,Good Manners, Devotion, Creativity, Sense of Competition, Patience, Knowledge, Positive Approach, Fortitude, Innovative, Self Reliance,Courage,SincerityIntelligence,Affection,Truthfulness,Obedience, Regularity, Patriotism, Self Evaluation, Honest, Hopefulness and that is what a developing country like India requires. Overall we can say that teacher is a nation builder.