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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Teacher's Day Card

I love everything about our Indian culture, its festivals, traditions and special days. New generation gets to learn so many things. In past few months we celebrated so many festivals and special days. During this time my son learned a lot about our culture, tradition and history too. 
On 4th Sep they decorated their classroom to celebrate Teacher's day the next morning. He came home and in elated mood he asked me " Maa do you know whose birthday is celebrated as Teacher's day and before I gave the answer he told me it's Dr. Radhakrishnan Sarvepalli. I was so proud. Then he asked lot of question about him and we were discussing lot of things about Teacher's day together. Then he said something that really touched my soul. He said, "do you know my teacher is very good teacher but she is not the best because you are my best teacher. You know once you told me "Your first teacher is your mother" so you are my best teacher Mamma!!"
Yes, once I had told him that 'Mother is the first teacher' and he remembered. I hugged him and said thank you!!
He then told me that he wants to make a Teacher's day card for his teachers and want to sing some song for them too. Lot of work for me!!
Well, an idea clicked in my mind at the right time and I decided to make a card that depict a life of teacher very well. I recalled a Doha from 'Kabir Dohawali' that goes like this:
                              Guru kumhar shishya kumbh hai, gadh gadh kadhe khot,
                              Antar haath sahar de, bahar bahe chot!!


Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life


And I was all set to give this doha a shape............

Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life

My little helper was there to help me through out the process. He tried making coils. Some failed attempts and he did it.........


Here is complete look of Teacher's day card...

Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life

Closer look...

Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life

Now that most of my time and energy I had put in making the first card the second card had to be a simpler one. The message was that 'Teacher nurtures student's life'...........

Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life

Then I asked Lakshya to write the message on the card. First card's message was:
Teacher is a potter, student is a pot
Gives shape and cures the flaws with care,
Protecting from the palm inside,
while pounding the pot from outside!!

Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life

Here is second card............

Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life

Time for some click click..........

Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life

Lakshya: The Aim Of My Life

I liked how both the cards turned out. Hope his teachers will like them too.
When Lakshya was done with the cards, he prepared a song too. I enjoyed the time we did this activity together a lot. I must say a day well spent!!