A tribute to the change makers. By. Chitsiaro Po. Kohima, Nagaland

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
– Henry Brooks Adams 

Today, on this auspicious occasion, I remember all my teachers. Although I cannot wish each and everyone of them personally, I pray to God to bless them abundantly.

As I write this small piece, a wave of nostalgia hit me and I can’t help feeling emotional, remembering all the wonderful teachers I came across in life. I was always blessed with the most inspiring and loving teachers. Yes, God has been kind. I want to thank my teachers from high school, higher secondary and of course my teachers from college. All of your contributions in my life has been tremendous and for that you have my eternal gratitude.

I graduated from college this year and I am missing my college teachers so much. So, I want to dedicate this piece especially to them.

Thank you my beloved teachers for not confining your teachings only to help me get through academic exams but also to get me through life. You taught me how to be a better person, to be forgiving and accepting. Thank you, my dear mentors for pushing me to be the best version of myself.
 
You not only taught me the constitutions, the concepts of democracy, rights, liberties etc, but also the principles of life. You helped me exercise my rights and gave me the freedom to explore the world beyond classrooms and books.

Not only did i learn about the major historical events that led to the world today, but  I also  learnt to take lessons from my past mistakes to built a better future.

You taught me what society is, its complexities, human relationships and most importantly  how to live as responsible members in this web of relationships. With your teachings of poems and plays, you infused in me the love of literature.

Loving teachers, you believed in me even when I couldn’t believe in myself. You saw what I could become and drove me to see that too. You gently corrected my mistakes, the error of my ways and with kind words, you helped me overcome my fears. It was because of your encouragement and love that I believe in myself today, in my abilities and my potentiality.

I have nothing to give you back, only my prayers and best wishes for you, and a promise to hold dear your teachings in my heart till the day i breath my last. I wish I could write an eloquent piece, a masterpiece, to honour you but though its not an epic one, it’s from my grateful heart. I hope that it will reach you,  dear teachers,  and remind you of that crazy girl who was and will always be your student. I hope it will bring a smile on your faces.

Happy teachers’ day to all my amazing teachers. I love you. God bless you.

*wipes the tears and smile*

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