- "I salute the camera," wrote Ajay Devgn
- Sonu Sood paid a tribute to his mother
- Shilpa wrote a note for one of her favourite school teachers
On Teachers' Day, heart-felt messages poured in from celebs, who paid tributes to their mentors. Aamir Khan's Teachers' Day post was simple and heartwarming - he simply shared a photo with who appear to be his school teachers and wrote: "Thank you." For Ajay Devgn, the camera is his biggest teacher while for Tahira Kashyap, it turned out to be books that she learnt from the most. Actors such as Sonu Sood and Arjun Rampal dedicated heart-wrenching notes to the loved ones they lost. Meanwhile, Kajol dedicated a post to her family as the ones who taught her important life lessons and values. "#HappyTeachersDay" trended on Twitter all of Saturday morning. Here's what wrote Ajay Devgn: "On Teachers' Day, I salute the camera. I've realised that every time I'm behind it, I've learnt something new. It's an ongoing process."
Sonu Sood, who lost his mom in 2007, dedicated an emotional message to her on Teachers' Day: "Tere hi dikhaye rashte pe nikal hoon, Ma. Manjil door hai lekin milegi zaroor. Happy Teachers' Day, my teacher."
तेरे ही दिखाए रास्ते पे निकल हूँ माँ।— sonu sood (@SonuSood) September 5, 2020
मंज़िल दूर है लेकिन मिलेगी ज़रूर।
Happy teacher's day my teacher pic.twitter.com/QExvtClQZi
Arjun Rampal also remembered his late mother on Teachers' Day with an emotional post. "She sacrificed her whole life selflessly for the betterment of her children. Impacted in the best way hundreds of other children's lives, who were her students," read the actor's post.
Today on teachers day, I really miss my Mom. She sacrificed her whole life selflessly for the betterment of her children. Impacted in the best way hundreds of other children's lives, who were her students. An English literature and history teacher, her stories, love and determination keeps me strong today. Her graceful battle with cancer, taught me never to give up. Have to admit, was a bit awkward for me to sit in her class then, but would love to turn back the clock. #happyteachersday #mymommyhero
Shilpa Shetty, who visited her school in the recent past, dug out a photo with her favourite school teacher and addressed this note to teachers around the world: "They deserve all the appreciation and love we can possibly give them. Reach out to a teacher, wish them, and make them feel special today. Happy Teachers' Day to every teacher out there, who is working on shaping minds for a better future every day."
How does one thank a person who has helped shape their life? Words truly can never do justice to express gratitude for the role teachers play in our lives. But, I will still want to take this opportunity and thank all my gurus, luckily have a photo with one of them, when I visited my school recently, and she was still there. My favourite Physics teacher (didn't like the subject as much as I liked her ) Radha Miss, always had this joie de vivre, positive energy and a huge smile when she entered the class... Nothing had changed. Maybe, I learnt to smile like that from her. She never held back her happiness ❤️???? In this lockdown especially seeing my son do virtual school and the patience we got to have with them, ???? I've realised the value of teachers even more. They deserve all the appreciation and love we can possibly give them. Reach out to a teacher, wish them, and make them feel special today ❤️ Happy Teacher's Day to every teacher out there, who is working on shaping minds for a better future every day. Thank you ???????? #HappyTeachersDay #Teachers #guru #gratitude #happiness #love
Teachers' Day messages also poured in from celebs such as Sidharth Malhotra, Sanjana Sanghi, Aparshakti Khurrana, Tahira Kashyap, Dharmendra, Dia Mirza, AR Rahman, Preity Zinta and others.
One of the greatest blessings of my life has been the teachers & professors I have had the fortune of crossing paths with while growing up. Whether in academia, or the performing arts. Each of them, are unique, and so phenomenal, that they continue to be in my life to this day. We celebrate our joys together. And pick each other up when the tide gets rough. Except today? We're friends. We discuss everything from the state of education in India to trivial things like how to get our brownie batter just right. It is them, who inspired me to dedicate a large part of my life to educational upliftment for our country. I became a teacher volunteer at an NGO in Delhi that I now call home 6.5 years ago, and that was just the starting point of discovering a passion that excited me as much as acting does - being around students, teaching them, but learning so much more from them in return. 6.5 years, many NGO partnerships, city & country tours, and university visits later - my admiration for both teachers and students only stands exponentially heightened. It's the most special bond in the world. To every teacher out there, thank you, for dedicating your life so selflessly to the greatest cause of education, in any sphere. To every student out there, I'm sorry the pandemic messed up your best laid out plans and kept you out of your educational space for so many months. It's all going be alright, I promise. We'll make it alright. ❤️ @aarohan_ngo @teachforindia @soschildrensvillagesindia @unicefindia #HappyTeachersDay
Gratitude to all my teachers, inside classrooms and out there in the world who have empowered me with knowledge, skill and experience. My life is a sum of all those parts. Thank you. 🙏🏽❤️— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 5, 2020
To all who've helped me understand life and make the best out of it, who've taught me lessons so I could ace better at the things I do.. Here's wishing them a #HappyTeachersDay.— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) September 5, 2020
Remembering all those teachers that shaped me and my career today. One such person was Kundan Shah ???? Thank U 4inspiring me, guiding me, helping me & 4pushing me to become a better actor. You were my Masterclass & I will forever be indebted to U #Happyteachersday#Missyou#Tingpic.twitter.com/PlLlhhybY2— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 5, 2020
Books are the biggest and lifelong teachers! It's my third from @Elif_Safak In love with her writing & the way she explores women and Istanbul! Why this book this day? It explores the volatile relationship between a mentor & student! Perfect read for today???? #HappyTeachersDaypic.twitter.com/Y9MpiKzoND— Tahira Kashyap Khurrana (@tahira_k) September 5, 2020
We learn from nature ..nature is life and we are part of nature ..Happy teachers day☀️????— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) September 5, 2020
“शिक्षक और सड़क दोनों एक जैसे होते हैं.. खुद जहाँ हैं वहीं पर रहते हैं .. मगर दूसरों को उनकी मंज़िल तक पहुँचा ही देते हैं।” ये मेरे प्राइमरी स्कूल की तस्वीर है और इस तस्वीर में हमारी हेड मिस्ट्रेस मिसेज़ बजाज और हमारी क्लास टीचर सुनीता मैडम है। इन्हें,उन तमाम टीचर्स और मेरी सबसे बड़ी टीचर्स ‘ज़िंदगी' को मेरा शत शत प्रणाम जिन्होंने मेरे जीवन को हमेशा सत्य और परिश्रम की राह पर चलने की सीख दी।???????????? #HappyTeachersDay
With love ❤️ to the students. pic.twitter.com/mn2k9Jd4PS— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) September 5, 2020
Today is former President Dr. S Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary which is celebrated nation wide as Teacher's Day. We honour and thank all our teachers & gurus who have been guiding us in our lives in whichever field - education, sports, yoga or in spiritual aspects???? pic.twitter.com/aeeq9kCvCh— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) September 5, 2020
Happy Teachers Day to all mentors out there!